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Second round of the multilateral assessment process under the IAR
COP 22, SBI 45, Marrakech, Morocco
 12 and 14 November 2016

 

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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.

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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. 43 Annex I Parties have been multilaterally assessed in the first round of the IAR. All Party records can be found here.

Timeline for the working group session of MA in Marrakech:                              

right 1 to 31 August 2016: submission of questions by any Party to the 24 Parties under MA - using the MA portal;
right 1 September to 28 October 2016: Preparation of answers by Parties under MA and posting of answers -  using the MA portal;
right By 1 November 2016: upload compiled questions and answers by the secretariat onto the individual Party page upon completion of answers by the Party;
right 12 and 14 Nov. 2016: SBI 45, Marrakech - multilateral assessment of the 24 Parties' progress towards emission reduction target;
right February 2017: publication of Party records for the Parties under MA

 

Annex I countries

Party pages - Fourth working group session of the multilateral assessment process

Australia MA working group session, SBI 45
Austria MA working group session, SBI 45
Belgium MA working group session, SBI 45
Bulgaria MA working group session, SBI 45
Croatia MA working group session, SBI 45
Czech Republic MA working group session, SBI 45
Denmark MA working group session, SBI 45
Estonia MA working group session, SBI 45
European Union MA working group session, SBI 45
Finland MA working group session, SBI 45
Germany MA working group session, SBI 45
Hungary MA working group session, SBI 45
Italy MA working group session, SBI 45
Latvia MA working group session, SBI 45
Lithuania MA working group session, SBI 45
Malta MA working group session, SBI 45
Netherlands MA working group session, SBI 45
New Zealand MA working group session, SBI 45
Norway MA working group session, SBI 45
Poland MA working group session, SBI 45
Slovakia MA working group session, SBI 45
Sweden MA working group session, SBI 45
Switzerland MA working group session, SBI 45
United Kingdom MA working group session, SBI 45
 

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.

MA logo

MA under SBI 45 on 12 and 14 November 2016 in Marrakech concluded for 24 Annex I Parties. 

Webcast of each session can be found on the respective Party page (see table below).

pdf-icon Notification to Parties (180 kB) (sent 15 July  2016)

 
Previous MA working group sessions (First round of IAR)

see all summary reports and
 pdf-icon Party observation 

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
BR recent developments

Introduction to MA application