COP26 Side Event

Mutual Learning Program for Enhanced Transparency: capacity building for reporting under Article 6.2 and 13

4 November 2021 19:30 - 21:00 (JST) /10:30 - 12:00 (Local time)


Many countries are currently making efforts to improve their capacities to prepare for the transition to the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), in partnership with other organizations, has conducted the Mutual Learning Program for Enhanced Transparency (MLP) , in which pairs of countries and organizations can learn and practice reporting of climate actions, based on each other’s reporting exercises. The MLP is designed in the way that its outputs can be used as the basis for actual reporting under the ETF. We have so far implemented the MLP on topics, such as Article 6.2 reporting and mitigation actions and measures in specific sectors. The MLP is financially supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

Objectives and outcomes

Building on activities under the MLP for 2021, the MLP participating countries and organizations will engage in interactive discussions with an aim to:

  • -    Exchange experiences and lessons learned under the ongoing MLP activities; and
  • -    Exchange views on how transparency capacity building can be further accelerated in order for countries to realize a successful transition to the ETF.

The desired outcomes of this side event are:

  • -    Participants have a better understanding of the MLP as a way to improve transparency capacity, including its key opportunities and challenges; and 
  • -    Potential ideas and approaches to further accelerate transparency capacity building efforts in countries are discussed/identified. 

Event Details

4 November 2021 19:30 - 21:00 (JST) /10:30 - 12:00 (Local time)

Japan Pavilion


Presentation Materials

Time (GMT) Item Presenter / Moderator  
10:30-10:35 Welcoming participants: a brief introduction of the today’s program and participants Chisa Umemiya, IGES  
10:35-10:40 Opening remarks Kazuya INOUE, Director, Office of Market Mechanisms, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environmental Bureau, MOEJ  
10:40-10:55 Overview of the MLP and activities for 2021: an example of pairs on Article 6.2 reporting
Followed by Q&As
Tomohiko Hattori, IGES PDF (1.4MB)
10:55-11:20 Moderated and interactive discussions, Part 1: Discussion guiding questions include:
  • How did you find the MLP activities that you engage in 2021? Building on your existing knowledge, what could you learn through the MLP?
  • What do you think remaining challenges and gaps might be? What do you suggest to include in the future activities of the MLP or any other capacity building initiatives?
Followed by Q&As

Moderated by: Toru Taguchi, IGES

Discussion inputs by:

Paweena Panichayapichet, TGO, Thailand

Otgontsetseg Luvsandash, MET, Mongolia

Dinda Fauzani, CMEA, Indonesia

Masaki NAKAYAMA, MOEJ, Japan

11:20– 11:40

Moderated and interactive discussions, Part 2:

Discussion guiding questions include:

  • After hearing about the MLP activities, how do you think those activities might be helpful for your country? What would be priority topics and areas?
  • How do you think the MLP activities can be linked with other capacity building initiatives to strengthen the overall effects of capacity building efforts?
Followed by Q&As

Moderated by: Chisa Umemiya, IGES

Discussion inputs by:

BounEua Khamphilavanh, MONRE, Lao PDR

Hak Mao, MOE, Cambodia

11:40-11:45 Wrap-up to draw some key messages and receive further feedback IGES and all  
11:45 Closing    

Recorded Video