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First technical workshop on the revision of the guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications, including national inventory reviews, for developed country Parties
 
7 – 9 October 2013
UN Campus, Langer Eugen (Room 1916), Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
Bonn, Germany


The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its thirty-seventh session, requested the secretariat to organize two technical workshops in 2013 and 2014 as part of the work programme on the revision of the guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications, including national inventory reviews, for developed country Parties.

The first workshop is to be held to discuss the overall approach to the review process related to biennial reports, national communications and GHG inventories, as well as the revision of the review guidelines for biennial reports and national communications. This workshop will focus on mapping information requirements contained in the biennial report and national communication reporting guidelines to identify overlapping reporting requirements and unique information in the biennial reports and national communications, which could serve, respectively, as input to a discussion on streamlining of the review process and as the starting point for a discussion for developing biennial report review guidelines.

 
Documents

Revised review guidelines (22 October 2013) - Unedited version
pdf-icon Option 1 - One single set of review guidelines (184 kB)
pdf-icon Option 2 - Three sets of individual review guidelines (176 kB)

Synthesis report on the submissions from Parties on the revision of review guidelines for developed country Parties. Note by the secretariat.

pdf-icon Annotated review guidelines (255 kB)

Presentations
Introduction, overview of the current status of the work programme and organization of the work
- Javier Hanna, UNFCCC secretariat

Synthesis of Parties’ submissions on the review guidelines
- Xuehong Wang, UNFCCC secretariat

Identification of overlapping and unique information in the biennial reports, national communications and GHG inventories
 - Ruta Bubniene, UNFCCC secretariat

Planning for the International Assessment and Review process
Timeline of reviews and multilateral assessment
- Barbara Muik, UNFCCC Secretariat

Overview of the draft review guidelines based on Parties’ submissions
- Xuehong Wang, UNFCCC secretariat

pdf-icon Workshop Report (775 kB) pdf-icon Draft Agenda (158 kB) pdf-icon List of participants (147 kB) pdf-icon Information sheet (336 kB)


Background documents
Parties Submissions: Additional views on the scope, structure, timing, outline and publication of the review reports, and specific views on key elements and content and proposed texts of the review guidelines for NCs and BRs

 SBSTA 37
Synthesis report on the submissions from Parties on the work programme and on the revision of the review guidelines for the review of biennial reports from developed country Parties and national communications, including national greenhouse gas inventories, from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.
Views from Parties on the elements of the work programme and on the timeline of proposed activities, as well as on the key elements of the revision of the review guidelines for the review of biennial reports from developed country Parties and national communications, including national greenhouse gas inventories, from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Submissions from Parties.
Views from Parties on the elements of the work programme and on the timeline of proposed activities, as well as on the key elements of the revision of the review guidelines for the review of biennial reports from developed country Parties and national communications, including national greenhouse gas inventories, from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Submissions from Parties. Addendum.
Current review processes under the Convention and the secretariat's experience with coordinating reviews of national communications and national greenhouse gas inventories. Technical paper.

 SBSTA 38

Outcome of the 10th meeting of inventory lead reviewers on the options to improve the cost-effectiveness, efficiency and practicality of the review process. Note by the secretariat.

 

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