About the Book
To assess progress towards curbing global warming, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are required to provide information on actions taken to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, deal with the impacts of climate change, and support implementation of the UNFCCC commitments. Such reporting has now been significantly scaled up under the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) established by the UNFCCC’s Paris Agreement.
Complying with these more rigorous reporting rules under the Paris Agreement may pose a challenge for developing countries given their capacity constraints. However, in line with the UNFCCC principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities”, a measure of flexibility is accorded to developing countries in the form of differentiated commitments with regard to the coverage and level of detail of reporting. Further, the ETF envisages the channelling of financial and technical assistance by developed countries to aid developing countries in reporting on their climate actions.
VICENTE PAOLO YU is a Senior Legal Adviser of the Third World Network, Visiting Research Fellow at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and Associate Fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy. AMR ABDEL-AZIZ, president of Integral Consult, has more than 25 years of consulting experience in environment and energy sectors, including climate change. WANG TIAN is an assistant professor at the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) in China. GAO XIANG is a professor and Director of the Division of International Policy Research at the NCSC
2. National Climate Change Reporting for Developing Countries
under the UNFCCC and Its Paris Agreement
A The Existing Transparency Framework under the UNFCCC
B The Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement
1 Article 13 of the Paris Agreement
2 Modalities, Procedures and Guidelines for the Implementation of Article 13 of the
3. Impact of the Article 13 ETF on Developing Countries’ Climate Change Reporting Requirements
Annex 1: Comparison of Mandatory Reporting Elements for Non-Annex I Developing Country Parties in the National Communications, BURs and BTRs
Annex 2: Matrix of Mandatory and Discretionary Provisions under the Article 13 Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement
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