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Second round of the multilateral assessment process under the IAR
SBI 46, Bonn, Germany
12 and 13 May 2017
Working group session V

 

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The multilateral assessment (MA) process is part of the international assessment and review (IAR) process for developed country Parties. The IAR process is conducted under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and aims to promote the comparability of efforts among all developed country Parties with regard to their quantified economy-wide emission limitation and reduction targets.

The IAR process comprises two steps: a technical review of the national reports of each developed country, followed by the MA of the progress towards achieving the economy-wide target by developed country Parties.

The MA process entails three stages:

  • the preparation for the MA before the SBI working group session - encompassing a three-month "questions and answers" period; more
  • the international assessment during the SBI working group session; more
  • and the completion of the Party record after the SBI working group session. more

The second round of the IAR started in January 2016, with the submission of the second biennial reports from Annex I Parties and the technical review of these reports by international expert review teams. 24 Annex I Parties have been multilaterally assessed during the MA session in Marrakech, Morocco, SBI45, while 17 Annex I Parties were multilaterally assessed during SBI 46 in Bonn, Germany (May 2017). The MA of Belarus has been postponed to the next session at SBI 47.

A total of 236 questions were received from 10 Parties, and all 18 Parties under assessment received at least 2 questions. The compilation of questions and answers is available on each MA Party page.

Timeline for the working group session of MA in Bonn, SBI 46:

right 1 to 28 February 2017: submission of questions by any Party to the 18 Parties under MA - using the MA portal;
right 1 March to 30 April 2017: Preparation of answers by Parties under MA and posting of answers - using the MA portal;
right By 4 May 2017: upload compiled questions and answers by the secretariat onto the individual Party page upon completion of answers by the Party;
right During SBI 46, May 2017, Bonn: 12 and 13 May - MA of 17 Parties' progress towards emission reduction target;
right June 2017: publication of summary reports for the Parties under MA.
Annex I countries

Party pages
Fifth working group session of the multilateral assessment process

Canada MA working group session, SBI 46
Cyprus MA working group session, SBI 46
France MA working group session, SBI 46
Greece MA working group session, SBI 46
Iceland MA working group session, SBI 46
Ireland MA working group session, SBI 46
Japan MA working group session, SBI 46
Kazakhstan MA working group session, SBI 46
Liechtenstein MA working group session, SBI 46
Luxembourg MA working group session, SBI 46
Monaco MA working group session, SBI 46
Portugal MA working group session, SBI 46
Romania MA working group session, SBI 46
Russian Federation MA working group session, SBI 46
Slovenia MA working group session, SBI 46
Spain MA working group session, SBI 46
United States of America MA working group session, SBI 46

To access the MA portal log-in credentials are required. All national focal points had been invited to submit nominations to the MA portal when the MA process started. Should further nominations be required national focal points are requested to contact the secretariat at MA-portal@unfccc.int.

 
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MA summary reports from SBI 46 are published in document FCCC/SBI/2017/7/Add.2
and on the respective Party page in the table below

The live broadcast can be
viewed here

pdf-icon Notification to Parties (178 kB)
(sent 18 January 2017)

 
Previous MA working group sessions

see all summary reports and
pdf-icon Party observation

MA at SBI 45 in Marrakech 2016 (link)

MA at SBI 43 in Paris 2015 (link)

MA at SBI 42 in Bonn 2015 (link)

MA at SBI 41 in Lima 2014 (link)

Video on MA process
(presented 1 Dec. 2015, SBI43)

 
Background documents:
International assessment and review process and biennial reports recent developments
IAR Process

Introduction to MA application