Environmental Protection Administration of the Republic of China (EPA) has implemented the bottom-up greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and registration (GHG reporting) as well as independent verification since 2004. Two relevant missions are given to this project. One is to assist EPA’s administrative tasks in accordance with the Article 16 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act, following by the previous EPA’s experiences and achievements. The other is to analyze international practices and compare to our domestic circumstances for further suggestions.
Through this project, 2015 and 2016 bottom-up GHG emission status and last 3-year emission trends had been analyzed. 2015 results had been compiled into 2015 annual report. More detailed analysis had been accomplished by cross-checking 2015 reported emissions from specific process among the top 10 sectors.
Meanwhile, this project also had completed 147 document reviews and 46 on-site inspections for emission sources and accreditation and verification bodies under the annual administration duty of EPA.
In addition, this project had updated guidelines, frequently asked questions, work sheets, training materials and GHG Registry as well as edited 4 volumes of digital GHG newspapers and translated 3 regulations in terms of GHG reporting and independent verification into English.
Last but not least, in consideration of our domestic circumstances, correspondent with the implementation of cap-and-trade and/or other reduction incentive programs in advance and based on the feedback from 5 international case studies respectively with their cap-and-trade systems, this project had provided further suggestions in regards to regularly optimizing and adjusting emission accounting scheme and independent verification management scheme as well as extended direction for the mandatory GHG reporting.