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Commentary (Op. Ed)

Commentary on reporting options under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement.

In this paper, we provided a summary of reporting options and its evaluation for the three information items which are required in the initial report and regular information under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement:

1) Timing of submission of the initial report;

2...

Training or Learning Material

This guidebook describes the process related to the JCM methodology from development to approval of the methodologies used in the Japan Crediting Mechanism (JCM), as well as the components of the JCM methodologies. This guidebook is designed as an introductory guide for the companies who are considering applying for JCM projects and for other...

Keywords:
JCM
Data or Tool

The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Supanut
Chotevitayatarakorn
Paweena
Panichayapichet

Executive summary

  • Under Article 6 paragraph 2 (Article 6.2) of the Paris Agreement (PA), Parties may take cooperative approaches in the implementation and achievement of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The draft guidance of Article 6.2 stipulates, inter alia, the reporting requirements for the participating Parties to engage in a...
Submission to Policy Process

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has developed the following key messages to share at the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2021). The messages are organized around six APFSD 2021 agenda items, and outline how policymakers can preserve a harmonious relationship between nature and humanity in the COVID-19...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Urbanization and concomitant challenges pose a great threat to sustainable development. Urban and rural development
interacts through the flows of people, materials, energy, goods, capital, and information. Without building sound urban–rural linkages, achieving development in one area could compromise it in another area. Achieving sustainable...

Data or Tool

IGES Biennial Update Report (BUR) Database provides key information reported in biennial update reports (BURs) submitted by Non-Annex I Countries to the UNFCCC. According to UNFCCC COP decision 2/CP.17, non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR by December...

Data or Tool
Author:
Machiko
Louhisuo

The List of Grid Emission Factors aims to provide information to be utilized for research and analysis regarding emissions from electricity generation. A "grid emission factor" refers to a CO2 emission factor (tCO2/MWh) which will be associated with each unit of electricity provided by an electricity system. It is a parameter to determine the...

Technical Report
Author:
Siriluk
Chiarakorn
Ana-Maria
Danila
Ryan
Deosaran
Madeleine Rose
Diouf
Leticia
Guimarães
Juan Luis Martin
Ortega
Esther
Mertens
Noura Mohamed
Lotfy
Sekai
Ngarize
Emma
Salisbury
Ioannis
Sempos
Virginia Sena
Cianci
Maarten
van der Eynden
Alexander
Zahar

The summary reports present the results of the technical analysis of biennial update reports of Antigua and Barbuda, Uganda, and the Republic of Korea, conducted by a team of technical experts in accordance with the modalities and procedures contained in the annex to decision 20/CP.19. The author at IGES (Chisa Umemiya) served as one of the...