VERIFY – Observation-based system for monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases

As the negative impacts of rising global temperatures become increasingly evident, national governments are enhancing efforts to curve down the emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHG) responsible for global warming. It is important to measure the effectiveness of GHG emission reduction policies against agreed-upon international targets.

Duration
4 years from 01/02/2018 to 31/01/2022
Funded by
  • European Commission (Horizon 2020)

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager
Division

General aims

The main objective is to advance the development of accurate and robust observation-based methods for quantifying GHG emissions and sinks, as well as deliver knowledge and products that are of practical use for policy and societal stakeholders.


CMCC Role

CMCC is the leader of WP1, that will provide an in-depth analysis of GHG MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) needs to inform the overall project and, in general, the scientific community, on the specific needs of the GHG inventory agencies as well as on the global verification of future requirements arising from the Paris Agreement. CMCC acts also as link with the GEO Initiative on Carbon and GHG observations.


Expected results

Assessment of the monitoring, reporting and verification requirements.


Activity

Task 1.1 Assessment of international and national requirements for MRV for GHG emissions.
Task 1.2 Overview of methods in use for the GHG inventories and main difficulties.
Task 1.3 Overview of tools and methods available for independent verification and gaps.
Task 7.2 Coordination with global data synthesis efforts.

Partners:

CMCC, JRC, MPG, NILU, TNO, KIT, IIASA, EMPA, ICOS, CICERO, ECMWF, FMI, WEnR, UBremen, UEA, UHEI, VU, UEDIN, ULUND, UNIABDN, UiB, WU, ULB, UNIVBRIS, IU, ARTTIC, EPA, ISPRA, NIBIO, UBA, RIVM, UBA GMBH, KIC, WMO, SPbU, UrFU.

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