5th Edition | November 22, 2019
The Caribbean Corporative MRV Hub: A sustainable cooperative institution for conducting climate change relevant MRV in the Caribbean that generates objective data for use by Caribbean nations.
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 November 2019 (5th Edition).

 Wiley Barbour, Sr. Project Director
The MRV Hub Membership
We are very thankful to all our Country participants for advancing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through internal legal review processes. To date we have ten (fully signed and executed MOUs, representing 75% completed for The MRV Hub membership.
Workshop On Environment and Climate Change Statistics for the CARICOM Region

Grenada hosted a five-day workshop from the 4th to 8th of November on Environment and Climate Change Statistics for the CARICOM Region. The event was held at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort with participants from neighbouring CARICOM countries. Mr. Hayden Redhead (MRV Hub Assistant Project Coordinator), Mr. Ryan Deosaran (MRV Hub Mentor/Instructor), and Mr. Quincy Augustine (MRV Hub Support Staff) represented the MRV Hub and successfully participated in the event.

The MRV Hub Expert Working Crews
The MRV Hub secretariat, through the country assessment process, has unambiguously identified high priority needs and gaps for almost all participating countries to support MRV. Some of these gaps include - Data Management Systems (DMS), Maritime Bunker Fuel emission estimates, on-road mobile sources and emission estimates for the AFOLU sector. The MRV Hub aims to address these needs/gaps through the formation of expert working crews with the task of addressing these concerns.

Country Scoping Trips
The MRV Hub has concluded its program of scoping trips to our member countries: Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & Vincent and Trinidad & 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. 
The MRV Hub continues to use what it has learned on these scoping trips to set project and MRV priorities.  A list of regional and Country specific MRV priorities has been developed to influence future MRV project development both at a national and regional level.
Caribbean MRV 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.
The MRV Hub Events at COP25

Caribbean Cooperative MRV Hub Presentation and Briefing
Tuesday, 10th December
13:00-14:00 | CARICOM-AOSIS Pavilion

Enhancing the Transparency Framework by
Policy-Relevant MRV Systems
Thursday, 12 December
16:45 – 18:15 | Room 2
Panelists include Mr. Lennox Gladden (Belize) and Ms. Roxie Hutchinson (Grenada).
Dr. Hugh Sealy
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. In this edition we would like to introduce you to Dr. Hugh Sealy, Regional Project Advisor for the Caribbean Cooperative MRV Hub.

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.