Methane Roadmap Action Programme (M-RAP) - National Roadmap Workshop

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(Paris)
WMO Headquarters
Geneva
Switzerland
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This M-RAP in-person workshop aims at introducing the Methane Roadmap Action Programme (M-RAP) methodology to new GMP participants and countries starting on their national methane action plan development process. It will also discuss how such process can support the inclusion of methane in countries 2035 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and upcoming Biennial Transparency Reports (BTRs).

 

Methane is the greenhouse gas related to human activities that makes the second largest contribution to global climate change after carbon dioxide. The Global Methane Pledge (GMP) aims to reduce methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 compared to 2020 levels. Key to the achievement of this goal is establishing robust, and concrete roadmaps outlining what actions countries will take to reduce methane within the energy, agriculture, and waste sectors and how they would quantify the impact of these actions. 


The CCAC’s Methane Roadmap Action Programme (M-RAP) provides countries with support to develop the necessary national methane roadmaps/action plans to outline what action will be taken on methane. As part of M-RAP, a set of building blocks have been developed which describes the key elements of a coherent methane reduction strategy.


In 2024, Parties to the Paris Agreement are preparing their first Biennial Transparency Reports (BTR1) and national inventory report (if submitted as stand-alone reports), in accordance with the Paris Agreement Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF). In this workshop, countries will receive hands-on support with their methane roadmaps and learn about specific guidance and resources to help countries comply with the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreements. Countries will gain access to the emerging tools to quantify emission reductions utilising atmospheric observations. These tools and practices have been developed by the World Meteorological Organisation and its partners and are included in the 2019 refinement of the IPCC National Emission Reporting. 


Through expert assistance and peer-to-peer exchanges countries will learn about how the M-RAP process and emerging scientific tools can facilitate and enhance countries’ Paris Agreement Biennial Transparency Reports and NDC enhancement process.

Read the press release from the event here.

 

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