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CGE Training Materials for the Preparation of Biennial Update Reports from non-Annex I Parties
COP 17 adopted the guidelines for the preparation of biennial update reports (BURs) from non-Annex I Parties. These guidelines in pdf-icon decision 2/CP.17 and annex III outline the objectives and scope of the information to be reported. The COP decided that non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR by December 2014, and that the least developed country Parties and small island developing States may submit BURs at their discretion.

It also decided that non-Annex I Parties shall submit a BUR every two years, either as a summary of parts of their national communication in the year in which the national communication is submitted or as a stand-alone update report.

CGE has also developed training materials for the preparation of national communications (NCs).

Please note that the secretariat does not promote any particular methods or publications.
CGE Training Materials for the Preparation of BURs
Institutional Arrangements
Mitigation Actions and their Effects
Technical and Capacity Building Needs and Support Received


pdf-icon Updated Handbook (2195 kB)


pdf-icon Updated Handbook (687 kB)

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