Recently a number of Indonesian delegates visited the University of New England in Armidale for the Indonesia – Australia MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) dialogue workshop on Agriculture.
The conference, hosted by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) saw participants meet with DCCEE officials in Canberra and researchers in Tamworth and Armidale, to learn more about mitigation and measurement approaches being developed for the Agriculture sector in Australia.
The workshop was designed to help the Indonesian participants as they prepare to design and to build their MRV systems to support biennial national inventory reporting under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and to meet the emission reductions target that they have set for themselves.
The visit involved Indonesian officials from the Ministries of Environment, Forestry, and Agriculture as well as the Centre for Ecoregion Management of Kalimantan and the Bogor Institute of Agriculture.
The Indonesia – Australia MRV dialogue workshop on Agriculture sits under the overarching bilateral framework of the Indonesia-Australia Joint Working Group on Environment and Climate Change and was partly funded by AusAID.