UNFCCC-GIR-CASTT Programme on Greenhouse Gases
*CASTT: Climate Action and Support Transparency Training
Offered in collaboration by the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Research Center of Korea (GIR) from 2017, UNFCCC-GIR-CASTT is a professional training on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to national experts from developing countries.
GHG inventories are a key source of information necessary to understand where each country, and the global community at large, stand in terms of GHG emissions. Through a tailored and focused approach the programme aims to significantly boost the technical capacity of developing countries.
Since 2017, 58 trainees from 54 countries have successfully completed and they are contributing lessons learned from the training programme to their home countries to enhance their national capability responding to climate change.
The organizational collaboration will serve as a model for delivering a targeted professional training programme, and for future South-South cooperation that responds to the training needs of developing countries in the areas of MRV and the transparency framework.
About the GIR
As a government institute, the GIR serves as a think-tank on GHG inventory and mitigation. The GIR compiles national GHG inventory, supports establishing national and sectoral GHG reduction targets, and conducts research on the Korean Emissions Trading System.
For global cooperation, the GIR organizes the Cooperative Green Growth Modeling Forum (C2GMF) and the International Modeling Conference (IMC) as well as its unique GHG training programme since 2011.