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The final approval of the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change last November has prompted a phase in which countries will be required to take further ambitious action to achieve the Agreement’s goals in accordance with agreed-upon rules. The first Global Stocktake (GST), a mechanism for assessing collective progress toward the goals will therefore be a focus of the global climate change agenda. The first GST already began at COP26 and is due to conclude in November 2023, at COP28.

This page provides an overview of the GST and its procedures. Explore and find more about the GST and the latest developments by accessing the site below.

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What is the GST?

The GST, covered in Article 14 of the Paris Agreement, is a process for taking stock of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and assessing collective progress towards achieving its goals. The outcomes of the GST will provide ...

 
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The process of GST

The GST consists of three components, namely (1) information collection and preparation, (2) technical assessment, and (3) consideration of outputs. The implementation of these three components will take approximately two to two and a half years. Therefore, the first GST commenced in November 2021 (COP 26) and will continuously run until the (3) "consideration of outputs" to be implemented at COP 28 in 2023.

Ongoing Discussions

In 2021 the G7 agreed to be informed by GST outcomes in raising the ambition of NDCs. The GST is the agender of COP27 and COP28, and at various international meetings in 2022. This section will summarise and update GST discussions at upcoming international meetings.

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IGES Activity on UNFCCC COP26

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom between 31 October and 12 November. On this special webpage, you will find information on side events during COP26, as well as explanato