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Designing MRV Systems for Entity-Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The course Designing MRV Systems for Entity-Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions supports policymakers and practitioners in developing GHG reporting programs for collecting emissions data from entities.


WRI and the World Bank have collaborated to provide this course for policymakers and practitioners interested in measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) emissions  The course is based on the Guide for Designing Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs, and describes how to develop economy-wide or sector-specific GHG reporting programs addressing various national and sub-national priorities and objectives. GHG reporting programs provide a platform to gather emissions data from entities and help mainstream emissions measurement and reporting.

After completing the self-paced course, students will be able to:  

  • Understand what constitutes a GHG reporting program, and the range of objectives that reporting programs can serve
  • Understand the legal framework needed to anchor the mandatory reporting program
  • Determine the capacities necessary to establish and implement reporting programs
  • Engage stakeholders during various phases of development and implementation of the reporting program
  • Understand various design elements that form the core of GHG reporting programs and key factors that influence design-related decisions
  • Delve deeper into three of the existing GHG reporting programs to further comprehend the concepts discussed in the course

This course was co-developed by WRI and the World Bank’s Climate Finance Assist program, and is hosted on the Open Learning Campus platform. 



What are the system requirements?

For technical questions and requirements, please see these Frequently Asked Questions.

How long does a training take?

The training course typically takes 4-5 hours to complete. It can be taken at any time.

Should I be familiar with the Guide for Designing Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs before taking the online course?

The course is based on the Guide for Designing Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs and each topic contains a reference to the relevant topics within the guide. Familiarity with the guide is not necessary but users are strongly encouraged to refer to it along with the online course for maximum benefit.

Will I get a completion certificate?

Yes, there is a certificate of completion issued upon successful completion of both the self-paced and facilitated versions of the online course. Users must complete all modules and successfully complete the quizzes.

How long do I have access to the training?

In the self- paced version of the course, users have access to the course all the time. In the facilitated version, users enjoy access to the course only during the dates of delivery of the course. During this time, users can participate in the discussion forum to engage with other users as well as the course facilitator.

Who should I contact with any other questions I have?

Contact Neelam Singh for questions about course content. For technical questions, contact olcsupport@worldbank.org