National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems

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"U.S. EPA's approach builds a national inventory management system from a set of building blocks, which developing countries can construct using pre-defined "templates." The advantages of the templates are that they:

  • Focus on documenting essential information in a concise format and avoid unnecessarily long written reports;
  • Standardize tasks, allowing countries within regions to compare and contrast results;
  • Accommodate varying levels of national capacity;
  • Provide an objective and efficient system for identifying priorities for future improvements;
  • Serve as instruction manuals for future inventory teams; and
  • Create transparency in a country's national system.

The six National System Templates can be compiled into a single National Inventory System Report of typically less than fifty pages, which provides comprehensive documentation of each of the critical national system building blocks."


References

  1.  "National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems"