The Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement (PA) mandates that each Party regularly provide information on progress made in implementing and achieving its nationally determined contributions (NDCs). Reporting under the ETF is also an opportunity for countries to take stock of their mitigation actions, and to consider whether they should carry out additional mitigation actions.
On 11-13 February 2020, IGES, with the support of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), and in collaboration with the UNFCCC-IGES Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) for Asia and the Pacific, organised the “Asian Transparency Workshop - Implementing the Paris Agreement” in Bangkok, Thailand. The three-day workshop was attended by around 50 participants, including: government officials in charge of national communications (NCs) / biennial update reports (BURs) and implementation and reporting of International Market Mechanisms (IMMs) under Article 6 of the PA from 12 countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam); and experts from various international organisations.
The workshop highlighted three aspects of reporting under the ETF: a) importance of using data and information, prepared under the transparency framework, for the development of NDCs and domestic mitigation actions; b) understanding elements for reporting the use of IMM; and c) strategic options for strengthening regional collaboration in Asia. A special session was also provided on the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, including hands-on trainings on the IPCC Emission Factor Database and IPCC Inventory Software.
The agenda and full workshop report can be downloaded from this page.
Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel