GHG Modelling Training

Date: 10 - 14 November 2014
Time: Five full days
Venue: Bari, Italy

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Clima East Policy Project organized in partnership with Clima South Project 5-day seminar on Greenhouse Gas Modelling, based on internationally highly-acclaimed LEAP[1] modelling approach during 10 – 14 November 2014 in Bari, Italy.

The seminar included one day introduction to the topic of GHG mitigation assessment and its overall global policy context and an overview of Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) system, developed by SEI, which has been widely adopted by many countries as a standard framework GHG mitigation assessments. The training could support the technical input into INDC development related activities too. This was followed by a 2 days thorough grounding in the skills needed to apply LEAP and then the final two days of the workshop participants were provided with “starter” data sets for LEAP for their own countries and were asked to work on these, reviewing the data, methods & assumptions, and developing an initial set of scenarios. 

Following the seminar the ClimaEast project will offer helpdesk support and mentoring services to partner countries who continue working on GHG modelling using the LEAP or other appropriate tools at country level.

The event was structured as follows: 

  • One day policy briefing / dialogue with European speakers, partners (EU Presidency representative, DG CLIMA and the presentation of examples of national GHG modelling, Belgium and Tunisia).
  • Four day hands-on training on GHG modelling (LEAP software) for 2 representatives from each of the participating countries, with the technical support of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).


Day 1: 10 November, 2014        

10:00 –   10:30

Registration,   coffee/tea 

10:30   –10:40                   

Welcome   address by Cosimo Lacirignola, Secrétaire Général du   CIHEAM &   Directeur du CIHEAM–IAM Bari

10:40   –11:00                   

Introduction on recent Global GHG policies developments  by A.   Roncerel, Team Leader   ClimaSouth and Introduction of Clima East Project and modelling – climate policy context by Z. Lengyel, Team Leader ClimaEast

11:00 –   11:30                     


11:30   –12:30                     

Scenarios for a Low Carbon Belgium by 2050 by Pascal   Vermeulen, Climact   (Brussels)

12:30   –13:00                     

Partner countries views on the 2015 Agreement, including   training needs to formulate relevant strategies by Issa Alyiev, UNFCCC Focal   Point, and   Azerbaijan ClimaEast project focal point.

13:00   –14:00                     


14:00 – 14:30                      

GHG modelling for Tunisia  by Nejib OSMAN Director of Studies   and Planning,    Agence Nationale pour la Maîtrise de l’Energie, Tunisia.

14:30   -15:30                         

General   Discussion and Introduction to the hands-on training   seminar

15:30   –16:00                     


16:00   –18:00                     

Study   tour on the IAM Bari campus

19:30   -21:30                      



Greenhouse Gas Modelling Seminar

By Charlie Heaps (Senior Scientist, Director Stockholm Environment Insitute US Center) 

Day 2: November 11

  1. Introductory lectures on the topic of GHG mitigation for National Communications and mitigation assessment, including comparison between LEAP and other modeling tools & approaches
  2. Introduction to LEAP (lecture and demo)
  3. Spreadsheet-based exercise on the topic of developing GHG cost curves.
  4. Using Multi-criteria analysis to assess and screen different mitigation options (if time allows)

Day 3: November 12

  1. Introductory LEAP exercises: learning basic techniques & developing a simple energy demand analysis
  2. Using LEAP for energy supply analysis (electric generation, Transmission and Distribution)

Day 4: November 13

  1. Using LEAP for emissions analysis.
  2. Using LEAP for least-cost optimization modeling and cost-benefit analysis (if time allows).

Day 5: November 14

  1. Working with real national starter data sets (where available): reviewing data, examining how data sets will need to be improved to facilitate a thorough and comprehensive analysis.  Suggesting improved local sources of data, suggesting revisions to data structures and plan of action (at least one day).

 Other documents from the training:

  • GHG LEAP Screening Exercise
  • LEAP Data Requirements
  • Using LEAP to develop low emission development strategies
  • LEAP Training Exercises
  • A tool for energy planning and GHG Mitigation Assessment

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