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Overview of Process and Provisions for Nationally Determined Contributions and Enhanced Transparency Framework

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am CST (Time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Eduardo Jose Sanchez Sierra. Coordinator of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

Introduction to the Nationally Determined Contributions revision and update process. Vintura Silva. Regional Lead, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre St. George´s. | Download presentation

Overview of process and key provisions for the Nationally Determined Contributions. Bernd Hackmann. Programme Officer, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). | Download presentation |

Overview of key provisions and modalities for the Enhanced Transparency Framework. Tugba Icmeli. Programme Officer, UNFCCC. | Download presentation |

About the webinar

In 2020, governments will communicate new/updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which will become the basis for the global climate action under the Paris Agreement. This is closely related to other aspects of the Paris Agreement: The Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) and the Global Stocktake (GST).

The ETF aims to provide a clear understanding of climate action, including clarity and tracking progress towards achieving Parties’ NDCs and adaptation actions, to inform the GST. The ETF applies to all Parties with flexibility to those developing country Parties that need it in the light of their capacities. The ETF includes reporting of the information through Biennial Transparency Reports (BTRs), technical expert review of the BTRs and the facilitative multilateral consideration of progress. The first BTRs are to be submitted by 2024 and the first GST will be held in 2023.

At COP 24 in Katowice, Parties agreed on further guidance on NDCs, including elaborated guidance on the information to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding (ICTU). This guidance, voluntary for the 2020 NDCs but mandatory for all Parties as of 2025, provides clarification on the information that Parties need to provide in their NDCs.

This webinar will provide an overview of the process and key provisions related with the NDCs and ETF. The webinar will be held in English. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

About the panelists

Vintura Silva

He is the head the UNFCCC Regional office for the Caribbean based in Grenada. The Centre is engaged in providing technical support to countries on updating and implementing NDCs and facilitate access to Climate finance. He is also a member of the Caribbean Corporative MRV hub team, supporting enhancement of GHG inventories and reporting in Caribbean countries.

Bernd Hackmann

Programme Officer with the Transparency Division at the UNFCCC Secretariat. He is responsible for working with governments from developing countries on their preparation for the ETF and the preparation/communication of their NDCs.

Tugba Icmeli

Programme officer in the Transparency Division of the UNFCCC Secretariat, where she provides support and technical assistance to developing countries on MRV, NDCs and ETF related issues.

Additional Material

Handbook on Measurement, Reporting, and Verification for Developing Country Parties

Technical Handbook for Developing Country Parties on Preparing for Implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement

Handbook on Institutional Arrangements to Support MRV/Transparency of Climate Action and Support

Decision 4/CMA.1 Further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of decision 1/CP.21

Decision 18/CMA.1 Modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement

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