||Participated in the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties at its eleventh session (COP 11) and first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 1)
||Participated in the Project Meeting at the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia under the APN CAPaBLE Programme
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|Participated in Annex I Inventory Review Process 2005, In-country Review of Lithuania Organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat
|Implemented Research Training at Joint Graduate School of Energy & Environment, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand under the APN CAPaBLE Programme,
Common Reporting Format (CRF) Reporter Technical Meeting (31 May)
GIO Researcher, Tomoyuki Aizawa attended CRF Reporter Technical Meeting. CRF Reporter is the software developed by the UNFCCC, and Annex I Parties are required to use it for preparing GHG inventories starting from 2006. Participants shared the experiences and identified the issues to be addressed on utilizing the CRF Reporter.
Submission of National Greenhouse Gas Inventory to UNFCCC Secretariat (26 May)
GIO submitted the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NIR) and Common Reporting Format (CRF) to UNFCCC secretariat. Annex I Parties are required to annually submit NIR and CRF to the UNFCCC secretariat.
|UMFCCC Twenty-second Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB22) (18-27 May, Bonn, Germany)
GIO Researcher, Tomoyuki Aizawa attended SB22 as a member of Japan's delegations and assisted in discussions on Methodological Issues.
|Updated a report of APN CAPaBLE Inventory Project on APN Newsletter
Report of the APN CAPaBLE Inventory Project was updated on the APN Newsletter for April 2005.
IPCC-NGGIP Expert Meeting on Emission Estimation of Aerosols Relevant to Climate Change (2-4 May, Geneva, Switzerland)
GIO Manager, Dr. Nakane attended the meeting and primarily took part in discussions on the methodologies and uncertainty for emission estimation.
||UNFCCC Third Meeting of Inventory Lead Reviewers (13-15 April, Bonn, Germany)
Researcher, Tomoyuki Aizawa attended the meeting and examined actual Greenhouse Gases Inventory review cases in 2004 under the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol review process based on the decision of the COP.
|UNFCCC Workshop on National Systems (11-12 April, Bonn, Germany)
GIO Researcher, Tomoyuki Aizawa attended the workshop on national systems under Article 5, Paragraph 1 of the Kyoto Protocol and was engaged in an active exchange of information on the improvements of national systems primarily focused on Annex I Parties.
||UNFCCC Reviewer Training Seminar (14-18 March, Tsukuba, Japan)
Twenty participants from around the world and ten participants from Japan attended the seminar convened at the National Institute for Environmental Studies.
In accordance with the UNFCCC, greenhouse gases inventories annually submitted to the UNFCCC secretariat are subject to an annual technical review conducted by international teams of inventory experts. UNFCCC secretariat conducts the training according to the decision of COP9 which requested the UNFCCC secretariat to establish a training programme for new members of expert review teams, and the secretariat is also in need of increasing the number of inventory experts to participate in the review activities. Assistant Fellow, Chisa Umemiya and Collaborating Researcher, Masato Yano attended the seminar and passed the examinations to become GHGs inventories reviewers.
|Expert Review of 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
The First Order Draft of 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories being prepared by the IPCC-NGGIP has been completed. Invited by the IPCC-NGGIP, Manager, Dr. Nakane and Researcher, Tomoyuki Aizawa have been engaged in expert reviews as expert reviewers.
||Second Workshop on Greenhouse Gases Inventories in Asia Region (WGIA) (7-8 February, Shanghai, China)
The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) jointly convened the 2nd WGIA. Inventory researchers and governmental officials from ten countries in Asia Region and representatives from three international organizations actively discussed and shared experiences and issues to be addressed on the developments of greenhouse gases inventories in each participating country and the advantage and the use of the network in Asia Region.
|Implemented trainings under APN CAPaBLE Inventory Project
Under the APN CAPaBLE Inventory Project,researchers from Thailand participated in training of operating the improved measurement instrument in the field in Thailand with assistant from Japanese experts.
||Ministry of the Environment, FY2004, Committee for Greenhouse Gases Emissions Estimate Methods (#1) (27 January, Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ))
2004 Committee for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimation Methods (1st Session, 2004) was organized and convened at MoEJ contemplating the following matters: (1) greenhouse gas emissions estimation methods for 2003, (2) changes to be made in greenhouse gas estimation methods in Energy and Waste sectors, (3) carbon balance in the process of petroleum refining, (4) Quality Assurance /Quality Control system in Japan, and (5) NE (not estimated for existing emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases which have not been estimated) in Japan's greenhouse gas inventories. GIO provided technical support to MoEJ for conducting the committee such as identifying issues to be addressed and preparing necessary documents for the meeting.