Green Cooling Initiative: Mea­su­re­ment, Re­porting and Ve­ri­fi­ca­ti­on (MRV) Hand­book

This publication is a comprehensive handbook for the measurement, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gas emissions in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector. The handbook outlines a blueprint MRV system based on international best practices, which will be applicable for the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector in each country. The paper provides a practical step-by-step approach for policy makers and enforcement bodies in the RACsector.

It consists of the following chapters: 

  • Chapter 1 demonstrates the sector’s relevance to greenhouse gas mitigation and highlights the benefits and need for an MRV system in the context of international reporting mechanisms.
  • Chapter 2 discusses the blueprint design of a RAC MRV. This entails a detailed definition of the scope and an elaboration of the individual components of the blueprint.
  • Chapter 3 provides a step-by-step guide on how a RAC MRV system can be set-up and implemented. Guiding questions and decision trees were developed to support every step.

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