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Tools and Training Materials for non-Annex I Reporting
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The secretariat, the IPCC, The Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE), and related external sources provide tools, materials, and training, including UNFCCC-CASTT, to facilitate measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) in developing countries in accordance with the guidelines of the Convention.

(Some files and links below are from external sites and are presented merely as an example or illustration. The secretariat is neither responsible for the content from these external sites, nor vouches for the accuracy of the information presented. In case of any difficulties with the files, contact the relevant website directly.

The CGE developed training materials to facilitate the preparation of NCs (decision 17/CP.8) and BURs (decision 2/CP.17, annex III).

The CGE also developed materials to train the national experts nominated to the team of technical experts to undertake the technical analysis of BURs.

These materials are not intended to replace any of the methodologies or tools referred to or mentioned in its various modules. For further detail and explanation, the reader is therefore always encouraged to consult the original documents or tools referred to in the text.
The UNFCCC Climate Action and Support Transparency Training, or UNFCCC-CASTT, is a capacity building programme designed to cater to stakeholders at all levels of competencies within national climate governance and implementation. Through a holistic approach to capacity-building and development, the programme draws on the knowledge of a multitude of climate change professionals to provide trainees with the theoretical and practical methods needed to take transformative action.
IPCC Materials and Guidance
Other relevant training material and methodological documents
  • Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies. This handbook, published by UNEP and the Free University of Amsterdam in 1998, was designed to be an introduction to a wide range of methods that can be used to design assessment studies of climate change impacts and related adaptation strategies. pdf-icon more>>
  • Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-gas Induced Climate Change / Global and regional SCENario GENerator (MAGICC and SCENGEN). The MAGICC/SCENGEN workbook and technical manual may be downloaded from the web site of the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. more>>
  • Managing the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Process pdf-icon Handbook: This handbook was developed under the leadership of the NCSP, who managed a review process in which draft versions were circulated for comments to 130 project co-ordinators of non-Annex I National Communications, interested Annex I Parties, the Consultative Group of Experts on non-Annex I National Communications (CGE) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (IPCC-NGGIP).
  • LEAP: Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system. LEAP is a software tool for integrated energy-environment and greenhouse gas mitigation analysis. LEAP has been developed by the Stockholm Environment Institute-Boston with support from international organizations to meet the needs of researchers, NGOs and government agencies worldwide. more>>
  • Adaptation Policy Framework (APF). The UNDP National Communications Support Programme (NCSP) has developed an Adaptation Policy Framework, which is currently undergoing a review process. The main objective of the framework is to help countries strengthen their capacity for preparing national plans and prioritising adaptations to climate change. According to the NCSP the work may also support preparation of National Communications of non-Annex I Parties. more>>

Contact and Feedback
For submission of national reports from non-Annex I Parties, please e-mail the secretariat: The details on the submission process will be communicated through this e-mail.
MRV for Developing Countries
National Reports from non-Annex I countries

Consideration of Reports

Financial and Technical Support

Tools and Training Materials
Support for the Preparation of NCs, BURs, and ICA
E-Network Collaboration

E-Learning Courses

Guidelines and Manuals

Consultative Group of Experts (CGE)

External Links and Information
COP decisions / SBI conclusions
Key COP decisions relevant to non-Annex I Parties

SBI conclusions relevant to non-Annex I Parties