3rd Edition | July 31, 2019
As part of The MRV Hub's commitment to keeping our members and interested parties updated we are pleased to share with you the MRV Hub Newsletter for July 2019 (3rd Edition).

 Wiley Barbour, Sr. Project Director
The MRV Hub MOU Process
We are very grateful to all our Country participants for advancing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through internal legal review processes. To date we have seven fully signed and executed MOUs, representing over 50% completed for The MRV Hub membership.
Country Scoping Trips
Since the beginning of the year, experts and staff from The MRV Hub have conducted scoping trips to nine countries: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago. Scoping meetings have also been held in Grenada but as the Country Host of the Hub Secretariat, there was no need for a trip to be done. Arrangements are being developed to collect critical data from Belize and St. Vincent & the Grenadines while determining if additional trips may be necessary to countries already visited.
The MRV Hub continues to use what it has learned on these scoping trips to set project and MRV priorities.  A list of regional MRV priorities has been developed to influence future MRV project development.
Jamaica, In-Country Hub Training
In collaboration with Jamaica's Climate Change Division and the local UNDP Office, The MRV Hub held a working session on national greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories in Jamaica on 20-23 May 2019. The workshop featured training on the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories, including interactive hands-on exercises using the IPCC software, and also covered Jamaica's ongoing work on a data management system.  The working session was attended by over 20 Jamaican technical officers who collect and analyze climate-change related data and information in each of the sectors; energy, waste, industrial processes, agriculture, and land use and forestry. 
Bonn Germany, SB50 Sessions and Steering Committee Meeting
The MRV Hub was well represented at the negotiations in Bonn this summer, and we continued through spirited dinner discussions and informal gatherings with Caribbean delegates on the periphery of the 50th meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC. The SB50 meetings also provided the opportunity to once again convene the Provisional Steering Committee of The MRV Hub. 

The MRV Hub "Caribbean Event Calendar"
Over the past several months as our team has interacted with The MRV Hub network, we have collected and recorded information relating to meetings and events in the region. A " Caribbean Event Calendar " has been created and is posted on our webpage.
Please feel free to send us any important dates we may have missed or as events and meetings are announced.
Meet the MRV Hub Network
We are pleased to introduce you to members of The MRV Hub network as part of an ongoing feature of our newsletter. To start us off we would like to introduce you to the CCMRVH Assistant Project Coordinator, Mr. Hayden Redhead.

The MRV Hub Newsletter is issued monthly and seeks to share important information about the Caribbean Cooperative Measurement, Reporting and Verification Hub (CCMRVH, or "The MRV Hub"). If you have items of interest you would like us to share please email us and we will consider including it in the next newsletter.


The CCMRVH is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag, with additional resources and technical support provided by the UNDP/UNEP Global Support Programme.