First biennial update report of the state of Kuwait to the UNFCCC
The report presents an inventory of the greenhouse gases, including methane, from key sectors in the country, it also describes the effects of climate change on the local temperature, rainfall patterns, and the impact of rising sea level on vital sectors in the country. According to the document, Kuwait is committed to combining economic growth with low carbon and climate-resilient approach.
The country has developed GHG mitigation policies and measures with a focus on fugitive emissions from the oil and gas sector and combustion-related emissions mainly from power generation. Two flare recovery projects were mentioned in the report in Mina Al Ahmadi Refinery and Mina Abdullah Refinery.
Chapter four outlines a new monitoring, reporting, and verification framework to be in place starting in 2020. An electronic online-based emissions measurement and reporting system will enable agencies from different sectors to input their emissions into a common platform and integrate them to the National Inventory System. More information can be found on the following link: https://enterprise.emisk.org/env-atlas/en/
All facilities are required to provide a periodic measurement of various emissions. These data are then inventoried by Kuwait’s environmental public authority, as part of the national communication report. The verification will be held by a third-party accredited research institution. This step involves the validation of the data and its accuracy. The verification is done over four levels, including outsourced data verification.
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