Stakeholder Workshop on Gap Analysis
A workshop on the gap analysis, an activity that is being carried out to identify possible improvements in regard to the Turkish MRV Regulation, has been conducted in Ankara on the 24th of September 2019 by the Climate Change and Adaptation Department under the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU) within the scope of the GIZ MRV project.
The workshop has been held as part of a series of activities for the gap analysis on the current MRV system including the Turkish MRV Regulation.
The gap analysis focuses on the enhancement of the overall data quality, detection of the major areas with further needs for adjustment and identification of the capacity development needs. Under the scope of this analysis, a workshop has been organized with the participation of the sector representatives, verification bodies and the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TURKAK) to discuss the gaps.
Prior to the workshop, an online questionnaire has been shared with the main actors of the MRV implementation in Turkey such as TURKAK, installation associations, installation operators, and the verifiers. The survey aimed to collect feedback from the stakeholders regarding the current MRV legislation and its implementation in order to identify priority issues and to have an effective and focused workshop.
The workshop started with GIZ and MoEU’s opening speeches and continued with the presentation of the survey results. In the afternoon, an interactive session with all participants was conducted to discuss the priority issues, which were determined over the survey results. This also provided a basis to discuss the parts of the MRV legislation in need of revision, the bottlenecks in the implementation and capacity building needs. In conclusion, the workshop was a success by bringing all stakeholders together and creating a platform to discuss the current MRV system.