Authors: Angela Falconer, Pat Hogan, Valerio Micale, Alex Vasa, Yuqing Yu, Xuehua Zhang, Xiaolu Zhao, and Julia Zuckerman

As nations take on increasingly ambitious climate mitigation goals, they face a heightened need to track their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and actions to mitigate those emissions. Good tracking systems support effective policy by giving policymakers and stakeholders feedback on progress towards their goals, allowing them to track the performance of policies, and signaling emerging challenges and opportunities for improvement.

Our work described and assessed practices and institutions involved in the measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation actions in four countries—China, Germany, Italy, and the United States. In particular this presentation provides an insight on the methodology used and general findings of this research with a specific focus on MRV practices in Italy.