Capacity-building for City-level GHG Inventory

-Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City’s experiences with strengthening GHG accounting at local level and efforts
to reconcile different protocols in efforts to upgrade their systems-

Date & Time 14:00-15:00, 6 December 2019
Venue International Development Finance Club Pavilion
(IDFC Pavilion) Hall 8, IFEMA, Madrid
Organizers Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) Viet Nam, Ho Chi Minh City, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)


In local governments, efforts to strengthen GHG are in progress. These are driven both by requirements from their national governments, with a view to track mitigation actions for domestic implementation of the Paris Agreement, as well as international initiatives for cities such as C40 and its recommended transparency framework, like the City Inventory Reporting and Information System (CIRIS) using GHG Protocol for Cities (GPC).


The Side Event will introduce updates in Southeast Asian cities, such as Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, in strengthening their efforts to regularly develop GHG inventory, while there are some gaps and challenges, emanating from different protocols to be applied.


To be moderated by Ms. Yui Matsuo, JICA SPI-NAMA

Opening Remarks

Organizer representatives

Session 1: Capacity-building for quantifying GHG emissions at local government level

Experiences with developing GHG inventory in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Dr. Mai Tuan Anh, Director Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment (HCMC/DONRE) and Dr. Jun Ichihara, Senior Advisor, JICA SPI-NAMA


Experiences with developing GHG inventory in Bangkok, Thailand

Ms. Termsiri Chongpoonphol, Director, Department of Environment (, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration


Questions and Answers

Session 2: Reconciling different protocols of GHG accounting around local governments

Discussion on national requirements on GHG accounting for local governments in Viet Nam

Dr. Luong Quang Huy, Director, MONRE, Viet Nam


Gap analysis through practical experiences in cities in Southeast Asia in particular, CIRIS/GPC and national requirements

Mr. Makoto Kato, Principal Researcher Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)