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Methodologies for reporting financial information by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at its fortieth session initiated its discussion on methodologies for the reporting of financial information, taking into account existing international methodologies and based on the experience gained in preparing the biennial reports from developed country Parties, in accordance with decision 2/CP.17, paragraph 19. During its discussion, the SBSTA took note of the relevant work being conducted under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) on the revision of the guidelines for preparation of national communications, and welcomed thepdf-icon  information provided by the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) on its on-going work relating to the preparation of the first biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows. The secretariat also provided further information regarding the work under these two bodies in a pdf-icon short introduction (213 kB) presentation by the co-facilitators.

In accordance with SBSTA’s request that the secretariat summarize available information on relevant on-going work under the SBI and the SCF and make it publicly available on the UNFCCC website before SBSTA 41, the secretariat has prepared a pdf-icon summary table (111 kB) ,which has been updated since the eighth meeting of the SCF in October 2014.

Further information can be found on the UNFCCC Finance, Technology and Capacity-Building (FTC) webpage.

 

Review guidelines by SBSTA 39 and their adoption by COP19

The “Guidelines for the technical review of information reported under the Convention related to greenhouse gas inventories, biennial reports and national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention” were adopted by Parties at COP 19 in Warsaw (decision pdf-icon 23/CP.19). These review guidelines provide a solid foundation for the upcoming technical reviews of NC6 and BR1 in early 2014 under the new IAR process.

The section on the guidelines for the review of GHG inventories is currently a placeholder in these newly adopted review guidelines. The elaboration of these guidelines will be the focus of work under SBSTA in 2014. Two technical workshops will be held in 2014 to progress with the revised review guidelines for GHG inventories, which will be adopted at COP 20 according to the work programme under SBSTA.



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
 


Technical workshop on the revision of the guidelines for the review of national greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention
 


SBSTA 40 - pdf-icon Guidelines for the technical review of information reported under the Convention related to greenhouse gas inventories, biennial reports and national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (340 kB) as of 14 June 2014
 


Second technical workshop on the revision of the guidelines for the review of national greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention
 

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