Now Available: Publication and Webinars’ Recordings on the MPGs of the Enhanced Transparency Framework

A new publication “Unfolding the reporting requirements for Developing Countries under the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework” prepared under ICAT and produced by the UNEP DTU Partnership is now available. The publication was the basis for two ICAT webinars which introduced the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement and provided a detailed discussion of the reporting requirements under the ETF.

This publication is aimed at policy-makers, climate negotiators, and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) practitioners in developing countries. It focuses on the reporting requirements for developing countries and intends to inform these countries on how to prepare for the new reporting requirements set out in modalities, procedures and guidelines (MPGs) for the EFT, referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement.

The webinars, organised by ICAT in partnership with the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency Global Coordination Platform (CBIT GCP), were based on the new publication.

The first webinar, “Introduction to the Enhanced Transparency Framework”, focuses on how transparency has evolved from the Convention to the Paris Agreement, why transparency is important at the national and international level, the modalities, procedures and guidelines and the links with the Paris Agreement, and the timeline of the ETF. It featured an opening from ICAT with an overview of ICAT support to countries and a presentation from UNEP DTU Partnership, followed by a Q&A session.

The second webinar, “Reporting requirements under the Enhanced Transparency Framework”, focuses on the reporting requirements under the ETF for National Inventories, NDC tracking, climate change impacts and adaptation, and support needed and received. It included speakers from UNEP DTU Partnership and closes with a Q&A session.