Africa’s Regional Climate Dialogue to boost climate actions
Last month, from 15th to 22nd of March 2019, 196 participants, of which 47 African countries, private sector and other non-Party stakeholders mobilized at the Africa Climate Week 2019 in Accra, Ghana to discuss and advance the climate action agenda of the region. The Africa Climate Week is actually the first of the Regional Climate Week planned for this year – the latter two being the Latin America and Carribean Climate Week and the Asia Pacific Climate Week. One of the events held during the Africa Climate Week, was the NDC regional climate dialogue which aims at boosting ambition and accelerating climate actions.
Facilitate transition to the enhanced transparency framework
The twelfth round of technical analysis under the international consultation and analysis (ICA) process was convened in Bonn, Germany, from 25 February to 1 March 2019. Biennial update reports (BUR) submitted by six developing country Parties (BUR1 for El Salvador, Côte d'Ivoire, Malaysia and Yemen, and BUR2 for Azerbaijan, Ghana and Malaysia) were technically analyzed by two teams of technical experts (TTE).
2019 Regional Climate Dialogues to Boost Climate Action
A series of Regional Climate Weeks will kick-start conversations for the Summit in Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Two days of the Regional Climate Weeks will be dedicated to technical dialogues on the implementation of the climate commitments or “Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
UN Climate Change Continues NDC Webinar Series in 2019
Save the date! Please join the UNFCCC NDC unit webinar Wednesday, 23 January at 14:30 CET (08:30 EST), “Updates from COP24 Negotiations relating to NDCs.”
COP24 Review of the terms of reference of the Consultative Group of Experts
At COP24 in Katowice, Poland it was decided that the mandate of the Consultant Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention will be extended for eight years, from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2026.
Work of the CGE in supporting developing countries prepare their national communications and biennial update reports
Representatives from Kenya, the CGE and Lebanon presented at the side-event.
Enhancing the preparedness of developing countries to implement the Enhanced Transparency Framework
From left to right: Mr. Stanford Mwakasonda (UNDP/UNEP Joint GSP); Mr. Siddhartha Nauduri (GGGI); Mr. William Agyemang-Bonsu (UNFCCC secretariat); Ms. Milena Gonzalez Vasquez (GEF); Ms. Miriam Hinostroza (UNEP DTU) and Mr. Oscar Zarzo from GIZ.
CGE conducts regional hands-on training workshops on identifying adaptation actions and reporting them in national communications
The first CGE hands-on workshop was held in Lomé, Togo from 23-26 July, 2018.
ICA Implementation Update
Two teams of technical experts, one in English and one Spanish, conducted the technical analysis of five Biennial Update Reports.
Opportunities to Boost NDCs Implementation
The NDC Regional Dialogue convenes countries from the same region to share their approaches and experiences with NDC planning and implementation activities. One of the objectives is to identify opportunities for translating NDCs into concrete actions (in particular in the energy sector) to contribute to NDC goals.
Implementation of the existing MRV arrangements under the Convention: Achievements of the CGE, and lessons learned and experiences of developing countries
An event highlighting the achievements of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE), and experiences and lessons learned by developing countries’ in the preparation of their national reports, national communication (NC) and biennial update report (BUR), was held on May 2, 2018, during the Bonn Climate Change Conference 2018.
Benefiting from Paris Agreement: 24 Million Jobs in the Green Economy
Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place. Action to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, will result in sufficient job creation to more than offset job losses of 6 million elsewhere.
Eurasia Countries to Discuss NDC Implementation in Georgia
In order to provide support to the countries in the process of moving toward implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the Regional Dialogue on NDC for Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 21-23 May 2018.
Circular Economies 2.0: Experts Highlight Innovation and Best Practice
In conjunction with the Bonn Climate Change Conference 2018, experts from around the world gathered in Bonn to champion the benefits of circular economies at the Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation (TEMs-M).
Tracking and Reporting on Climate action: Experiences from representatives of private sector, government, and support providers
An event showcasing success stories of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) and the transparency of action and support was held on 08 May 2018, during the 48th session of the Subsidiary Bodies. The expert panel comprised of Deutsche Post DHL Group, Deutsche Bahn, the government of Singapore, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Global Support Programme (GSP), and was moderated by Mr. William Agyemang-Bonsu from the UNFCCC secretariat.
In-forum training workshop on the use of economic modelling tools related to the areas of the work programme
A workshop to discuss the use of economic modelling tools related to the areas of the work programme is being held during the Bonn Climate Change Conference on the 30th of April and 1st of May 2018.
New Webinar Series to Support Nations Climate Action and Reporting
UN Climate Change is launching today a webinar series to support developing nations in reporting on their efforts to tackle climate change. <br> <br>The series aims to provide a platform for practitioners to focus in-depth on specific methods or tools, across all the themes, namely, greenhouse gas inventory, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation, and support.
Gaining further experience for implementation of the Paris Agreement
The third cycle of International Assessment and Review was launched in March 2018. Since 2014, the trust among all Parties has been built through the implementation of the monitoring reporting and verification system. Wealth of experience was gained by climate change experts and Parties by reviewing and multilaterally assessing national reports of developed Parties and by analysing and facilitatively sharing views on the national reports of developing Parties. The practice and lessons learned through these processes informs the development of the Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement.
3rd Pacific Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and consultations on the Regional Pacific NDC Hub held from 12-14th March in Suva, Fiji.
The 3rd Pacific Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and consultations on the Regional Pacific NDC Hub was held from 12-14th March in Suva, Fiji. The Dialogue provided an opportunity for Pacific Island Countries to share experiences and needs on the implementation of their NDCs. Countries, partners, regional organisations, private sector and civil society organisations were present to provide inputs to the establishment of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub – a regional arm of the NDC Partnership.
10th round of technical analysis was convened in Bonn, Germany, from 5 to 9 March 2018.
The tenth round of technical analysis was convened in Bonn, Germany, from 5 to 9 March 2018. Two teams of technical experts (TTE) conducted the technical analysis of five second BURs (Lebanon, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam) and one first BUR (Jordan).