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The third round of Multilateral Assessment completed in Paris


The third working group session of the multilateral assessment process was held at SBI 43 on 1st December 2015 in Paris. Belarus and Kazakhstan were assessed during this session.

With this, the first round of the international assessment and review (IAR) process was successfully completed. In total, 43 developed country Parties were multilaterally assessed in the period 2014-2015. This process enabled Parties to discuss the progress made by developed country Parties towards achieving their quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets and to better understand, in an open and transparent manner, the mitigation actions taken by developed countries in combating climate change as well as their ambition and challenges.

Parties actively engaged in discussions in a constructive atmosphere which is critical for building trust and keeping the positive momentum for future rounds of the IAR. To view the compiled questions and answers for Belarus and Kazakhstan, which were multilaterally assessed during the third session, please go to the individual Party page. The Party record pages for these two Parties will be completed two months after the multilateral assessment session in accordance with the modalities and procedures.

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Implementation Updates
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Mali accepted Doha Amendment
Mali deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 7 December 2015. The amendment is expected to enter into force after three quarters of the Parties to the Protocol submit their instruments of acceptance to the Depositary. The United Nations is encouraging governments to speed up their ratification of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty. To date, 59 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.

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Bonn, 24 July 2015
 
Improving the lives of people without access to electricity is the motivation behind a new standard adopted by the CDM Executive Board at its 85th meeting. The Board also improved existing regulations governing water purification and clean cookstove projects under the CDM.
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Previous Implementation Updates

From the Podium
Closing day of COP21/CMP11 Closing of the Paris Climate Change Conference - November 2015
13 December 2015
The closing of the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), taken place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris Le Bourget, France, was honoured by the presences of President of the Republic of France, H.E. President Francois Hollande, UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, President of the COP 21/CMP 11, H.E. Mr. Laurent Fabius. Welcoming the progress made at the Paris Conference, which included the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement, Minister Fabius extended his heartfelt gratitude to all delegates who made concerted efforts to achieve this outcome guided by the UNFCCC negotiation principles of openness, transparency, and inclusiveness in a Party-driven manner.

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 - Opening of the Paris Climate Change Conference - November 2015

The opening of the Paris Climate Change Conference - November 2015, held on 30 November 2015, was honoured by the presences of the Minister of the Environment of Peru, President of the Twentieth session of the Conference of the Parties and the Tenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP 20/CMP 10), His Excellency Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, President of the Twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties and the Eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP 21/CMP 11), His Excellency Mr. Laurent Fabius, followed by Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Christiana Figueres, and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. All dignitaries encouraged Parties to work constructively in a cooperative manner with a view to achieving substantive outcomes, guided by the principles of openness, transparency, and inclusiveness of the negotiating process.
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FCCC/SBI/ICA/2015/
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Summary report on the technical analysis of the first biennial update report of the Republic of Korea submitted on 29 December 2014.
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Summary report on the technical analysis of the first biennial update report of Azerbaijan submitted on 31 March 2015.
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