This project aims to build knowledge around the measurement of GHG emissions in Saudi Arabia through the following six objectives:
Provide an overview of UNFCCC MRV requirements, with a focus on the Saudi context:
Review the lessons learned by countries concerning MRV.
Generate timely estimates of GHG emissions for CO2, CH4, and N2O (i.e., a national GHG inventory) for Saudi Arabia for the most recent time period.
Compare approaches, methods, and estimates of GHG emissions in Saudi Arabia.
Generate detailed and disaggregated baseline emission projections for Saudi Arabia.
Act as a hub for both national and corporate estimates of GHG emissions in Saudi Arabia.
What are the current guidelines and requirements for measuring and reporting GHG emissions? How have they evolved?
What are the lessons learned from the experiences of countries with MRV? What are the main challenges they face in the transition to the ETF?
How large are GHG emissions in Saudi Arabia in the most recent year / quarter / month?
How do different estimates of GHG emissions for Saudi Arabia compare? How do different approaches for estimating GHG emissions compare? What role can satellite imagery and remote sensing play?
What do the emissions trends in Saudi Arabia look like? How are baseline emissions expected to evolve?