Sina W.

Expert MRV/Transparency

University of Karlsruhe

United Kingdom


Sina Wartmann is an international expert in the fields of emission monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) / transparency with 18 years international of work experience in this area as well as the area of mitigation actions. She holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe. Sina has excellent insight into the set-up and enhancement of MRV systems for GHG emissions, mitigation actions and support. She recently supported Lebanon in setting up an MRV of support system under Clima South. She also led the design of an MRV platform for Jordan under the PMR and is currently working on an urban crediting methodology using Amman as example. She has supported a number of countries in developing their NDCs, e.g. Lebanon and Ukraine and has held a workshop on NDC implementation for francophone African countries. She regularly attends the international climate negotiations under the UNFCCC, including as part of country delegations. This gives her an excellent insight into requirements related to the existing MRV framework and its transition to the future reporting requirements under the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) and its Modalities, Processes and Guidelines (MPGs), which are still under discussion. On behalf of the OECD she is currently contributing to a paper assessing options to provide flexibility under the ETF to developing countries who need it in light of their capacities. Sina has an excellent understanding of GHG inventory compilation, including based on the IPCC 2006 Guidelines and the IPCC Software. She has supported a number of countries in enhancing their national GHG inventories, e.g. Lebanon, Palestine, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Perú. She also supports cities with GHG inventory compilation using the GPC Standard. Sina is accredited with the UNFCCC for the review of national GHG inventories, the review of National Communications and Biennial Reports under the International Assessment and Review (IAR) process and the review of Biennial Update reports under the International Consultation and Assessment (ICA) process. She currently participates in 2 reviews/analyses annually. Sina has excellent training experience, both with regards to coordinating, designing and holding trainings. Sina is a native German speaker, and has outstanding linguistic skills. She holds workshops in English, Spanish and French. Her long-standing training experience in a large range of regions gives her excellent cultural adaptability. She is renowned with clients for her ability to flexibly find great ad-hoc solutions to challenges during workshops, e.g. changing exercises at short notice to meet specific needs.


  • climate change
  • events / training
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • anti-corruption / transparency
  • development
  • lebanon
  • chile
  • jordan
  • ukraine
  • bangladesh
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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