Member countries of the MRV Hub continue to face technical capacity challenges at each step of the GHG emission inventory process as well as issues in choosing the most appropriate quantitative/qualitative indicators for tracking the implementation and progress of NDC actions at the sectoral and policy level. These challenges include establishing national systems for data flows, data collection, data processing, emission calculations, report generation, and data archiving. Additional needs and challenges related to meeting broader MRV functions include dealing with projections, mitigation planning, and analysis, adaptation planning and analysis, NDC tracking, climate finance tracking, supporting local air quality programs, and supporting domestic policy making.
Member countries of the MRV Hub also face institutional challenges. The number of specialists dedicated to the GHG inventory team is often too few, capacity is insufficient, training opportunities infrequent, and staff turnover is often too high, thereby demanding more time from already small teams. Many of the MRV Hub member countries are forced to outsource the inventory development tasks to external organizations, with retention of primary data files, draft documents, and calculation tools highlighted as a barrier. The work crews are central to the MRV Hub’s implementation approach and will help to address these challenges.