What is the Caribbean Cooperative MRV Hub?

The Caribbean Cooperative MRV Hub (MRV Hub) is a regional institution and country-driven partnership that enables countries to cooperate on technical challenges underlying climate change mitigation. The MRV Hub exists to foster regional technical excellence and generate stronger policy-relevant carbon accounting. Through the MRV Hub, country experts and MRV Hub staff function as a true learning and mentoring cooperative.

The mission of the MRV Hub is achieved through these core objectives:

  • As a permanent institution ensure expertise is sustained within the region
  • Continually assess member country needs and priorities to identify synergies in producing cooperative work efficiently and effectively
  • Grow the human capacity of Caribbean technical MRV and mitigation experts
  • Conduct working sessions and share transparent and complete GHG data and documentation
  • Develop and disseminate regionally-specific tools and guidance and promote use by countries

Country participation


The MRV Hub Member Countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Innovative model for technical work

The central innovation of the MRV Hub is demonstrating a model of regionally pooled institutional arrangements and human expertise in a multi-country cooperative model to enhance climate change transparency systems and reporting outcomes.  This creates economies of scale to develop more and better country experts, enhances climate data systems, produces efficient reporting outcomes, and develops stronger climate change management approaches for reduced cost and time.

Country-owned and tailored to national priorities

The MRV Hub is a country-driven technical assistance institution. Member Countries select the technical work they wish to conduct through the MRV Hub. Distinct mechanisms are in place to ensure country ownership is programmed into the structure of the MRV Hub.

These mechanisms include Memoranda of Understanding, a steering committee, voluntary participation in capacity-building activities, country-designated focal points, and an all-country annual meeting. These mechanisms allow countries to guide the direction of the MRV Hub, ensure the nationally-appropriate participation of experts, and guarantee that Hub outputs truly address country needs.

Empowering national experts

The work of the MRV Hub is carried out first and foremost by national experts, with support by regional and international experts. Country-nominated national experts and mentors co-develop institutional arrangements, prepare national data, estimate emissions, develop projections, and draft content for policymaking and international reporting. The MRV Hub does not diminish the critical role of national technical experts. Rather, the MRV Hub expands the number and increases the specialization of these experts. As a regional cooperative, the MRV Hub provides expert training, mentoring, and institutional support to further enhance country technical work. The MRV Hub helps to “fill in the gaps” where needed and empowers national experts to expand and improve their MRV outputs.

Expertise available

Through the MRV Hub network of participating partners,  we bring international and regional expertise to all activities, components, and sectors. Sectoral expertise includes electricity, transport, industrial processes, agriculture, forestry and land-use, waste, as well as climate change capacity-building and climate finance. In addition to sector-specific carbon accounting expertise, the available disciplinary expertise of the MRV Hub mentors includes engineering, economics, policy analysis, pedagogy, and digital information management systems. Many experts in the MRV Hub mentor network established the MRV systems in operation in their home countries.


The MRV Hub is committed to integrating the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan (decision 3/CP.23) into its activities. We track gender balance, foster gender parity in our activities, empower MRV experts, and remove gender barriers to participating in climate change MRV activities.

Sustainability and up-scaling

The MRV Hub is structured for long-term sustainability, including integrated processes for iterative improvement. As a cost-effective, regional approach to cooperatively preparing data and reporting, the MRV Hub actively maintains and archives work-product so that countries may continue their MRV Hub engagements, if they so choose, into the future.