Building a holistic NAMA MRV on a CDM Standardized Baseline
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Also in coordination with:
Mohua Mukherjee, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank and Reinhard Reichel, Senior Investment Officer, IFC
This webinar, the fifth in a series organized jointly by UNDP through its MDG Carbon Programme and the World Bank Group Climate Change Team, will present a NAMA in a sector that is generally considered within adaptation support - rice cultivation. Methane emissions from rice cultivation in irrigated rice fields are a major source of GHG emissions in many countries. Switching from the currently prevalent practice – continuous flooding up to harvest – to intermittent draining and alternating wetting and drying (AWD) can have sizable mitigation effects, yet promoting it under the CDM framework is not economically feasible. In order to address this emission source, a NAMA is proposed that aims at bringing rice cultivation in the Philippines to a low carbon path.
The webinar will provide an overview of how default emission factors developed as part of a standardized baseline can build the foundation of an easy-to-apply MRV framework using only the information on the area over which the NAMA intervention has taken place.
Other topics to be discussed in this webinar will include delivery of Environmental or Social Goods (ESG), challenges to the NAMA implementation and operational structure of the NAMA, as well as the possibilities for the promotion of similar mitigation actions in other countries.
About the speaker
Vladislav Arnaoudov is a Senior Consultant with Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd., a Japanese investment bank and one of the leading international consultancies providing advisory services related to climate change mitigation, technology transfer and green finance. After receiving a Master of Arts in Economics from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo in 2005, he joined his present company to become in charge of CDM and JI projects in Eastern Europe and the CIS.
Over the years, Vladislav succeeded to build wide ranging regional and industry expertise while working in more than 30 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. He has provided advisory to governments, international organizations and corporate clients in various sectors ranging from renewable energy and rural electrification to transport and agriculture. Vladislav is also an author of several approved CDM methodologies and publications on climate change mitigation.
In the past few years, his interests have been concentrated on climate finance and scaling up of mitigation efforts. As part of this, he has led the development of several Standardized Baselines, Low Emission Development Strategies, as well as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) studies. His most recent work involves the preparation of a standardized baseline for rice cultivation in the Philippines, which became the foundation of a holistic NAMA for the sector.