From November 23rd until December 4th 2015, sector-specific trainings took place in Ankara. During the ten days of training, more than 350 representatives from 13 different sectors, which have been identified within the scope of the MRV Capacity Development Project, learned in a comprehensive way how the annual emission reports are to be created. The sectors with the most participants present were Electricity, Cement, Lime & Sugar, and Iron & Steel.
The program of each day was tailored for one or two related sectors. Particularly through sector-specific case studies it was ensured that the production processes of different companies were taken into account and the questions were answered in a professional manner by GIZ experts.
Each day of the sector training was divided into four sections and it proceeded as follows: After a welcome and opening speech, the focus was drawn on how to prepare and submit emission reports through the online MRV data management system (DMS). First of all, one of the trainers logged into the web-based DMS in order to show the participants how to navigate through the system’s user interface and then instructions were provided on how to enter the required data to create the final emission reports. The second session focused on the verification of emission reports. After the verification process of the emission reports has been explained in general, the site visits of verifiers were discussed. Each site visit is different (depending on the sector) as other methods of measurement of emissions lead to other verification approaches. The most important point of this section was the case study because it dealt with lessons learned from German emission reporting and verification processes. On the first day for example, the trainer presented a 3D laser scanning process which is used to measure the volume of coal dumps (relevant for the electricity sector). After the lunch break, the training continued with the third and fourth section focusing on deficiencies and improvements in monitoring plans. Common mistakes (such as wrongly entered numbers or confusions of the emission source and emission point) in the monitoring plans in Turkey were highlighted. In some cases it could be that the verifiers have further requests regarding the monitoring plans to overcome deficiencies in the monitoring plans and emission reports. Also in this context, the experiences gained from German monitoring plans were presented. The same mistakes occurred in the beginning of the EU-ETS in Germany as well and that’s why the German experts were able to share their valuable knowledge with the Turkish industry sectors. Each training day was finalized with a fruitful discussion with the trainers and all participants.