The first round of the newly established multilateral assessment (MA) will be conducted at
the Climate Change Conference in Peru, Lima at the beginning of December. The assessment
process offers a unique opportunity to engage all countries to assess how developed countries
are implementing actions to reduce emissions.
A total of 17 developed countries will be assessed. Countries had the opportunity up to 30
September 2014 to raise and register questions, specifically on how these 17 developed
countries are progressing towards their economy-wide emission reduction targets.
As of 1 October 2014, 14 countries that are Parties to the Convention, including the EU which
represents 28 countries, have submitted over 250 questions through the UNFCCC
secretariat’s online Multilateral Assessment Portal.
The answer period, which spans from 1 October to 28 November 2014, is now open to the
countries being multilaterally assessed. During the answer period, countries will endeavour
to respond to the submitted questions.
Responses will be made available on the UNFCCC website prior to COP 20 in Lima, Peru.
While the questions varied, all countries being multilaterally assessed received one or more
questions regarding their quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets. All questions
submitted by 1 October 2014 pertained to one of the following categories:
- All emissions and removals related to its quantified economy-wide emission reduction
- Assumptions, conditions and methodologies related to the attainment of its quantified
economy-wide emission reduction target;
- Progress towards the achievement of its quantified economy-wide emission reduction
These questions can be accessed