Transparency Day | 2nd Capacity-building Hub

 

Thursday 5 December 2019

Established by the Paris Agreement, the enhanced transparency framework requires Parties to report regularly on their GHG emissions and on progress in achieving their mitigation and adaptation actions, as described in their NDCs. Such a strengthened framework, enhancing existing transparency arrangements under the Convention, will be instrumental in enhancing mutual trust and confidence and promoting effective implementation of the NDCs, thus generating high quality climate data and tracking progress of climate actions.

The Transparency Day, composed of seven different-but-interrelated events, will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion on the steps and challenges ahead as countries move to implement their national enhanced transparency frameworks.

Programme Overview

The day starts by clarifying the main elements of the enhanced transparency framework. This is to be followed by an exchange on the existing needs and capacities assessments, as per the experience developed under the MRV framework. Before lunch, the audience will be presented with initial transparency achievements, as supported by the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT).

In the afternoon, participants will present and discuss key technical and strategical components of the transparency framework, starting with an analysis and exchange on sound institutional arrangements for transparency. Next, the discussion will move to climate data management and finance tracking, and then on concrete and successful examples of peer to peer collaboration.

Finally, the CGE (Consultative Group of Experts) will host its second informal forum, open to all, to share experiences and exchange thoughts and ideas to accelerate the transition toward the transparency framework.

What? Topics | Objectives

Topics

 

The Transparency Day in the 2nd Capacity-building Hub is designed to, among other topics, touch upon:

  • Moving from Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) toward the implementation of the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF)
  • Needs assessment in building national transparency frameworks
  • Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)
  • Institutional arrangements and engagement of stakeholders
  • Data management and finance tracking
  • Peer to peer collaboration for enhancing transparency
  • Institutionalizing data management system: 2nd CGE pilot informal forum

All interested individuals and organizations are welcome to join the debate and contribute to the discussion!

Objectives

 

The purpose of the Transparency Day is to showcase actions on the ground, undertaken on regional, national and subnational levels that aim at strengthening capacities of various actors in developing countries in order to track, assess and report climate policies and measures through sharing experiences, lessons learned and increasing institutional knowledge. This also helps to strengthen existing and building new multi-stakeholder networks that provide additional continued support and the exchange of ideas. Some of the key objectives of the sessions are:

  • Fostering a better understanding of practical approaches and existing tools for developing data management, reporting, and transparency systems by state and non-state actors
  • Exploring lessons from capacity building for implementing the transparency arrangements under the Convention, towards identification of capacity constraints and formulation of improvement plans for climate transparency in developing countries
Why? Significance

As countries advance in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, it is key to further enhance capacities, from a broad range of stakeholders, on the roll out of the enhanced transparency framework, which will be instrumental in monitoring NDCs and in supporting the achievement of the 2-degree goal.

Further, increased capacities for transparency will allow developing countries to better identify their technology, finance and capacity-building gaps and needs and to further understand the effectiveness of the actions taken, as well as receive help in mobilizing additional financial resources.

Who? Partners and Co-organizers | Target Audience

Lead Partners

 

Co-organizers

Target Audience

Senior climate government officials, national NC/BUR/CBIT coordinators, negotiators, donors, support providers and other stakeholders responsible for establishing and operating climate transparency systems

How? Outcomes | Sessions

Hosted by the PCCB, and led by the UNDP, the 2nd Capacity-building Hub Transparency Day provides a platform for different stakeholders to share knowledge and exchange experiences through interactive panel discussions and forums, designed to:

  • Highlight the key concepts and components of the enhanced transparency framework.
  • Enhance technical understanding of the implementation of national transparency systems, focusing inter alia on institutional arrangements and data management.
  • Exchange countries’ experiences on MRV and transparency to showcase win/win strategies and actions
  • Foster a dialogue among practitioners and relevant stakeholders to focus on the steps ahead, as countries strengthen their transparency frameworks and track their NDCs.
Agenda

                                                                                                 

Time     

Topic Organizer Speaker(s)
8:30-8:45
Welcoming remarks
PCCB | UNDP
  • Damiano Borgogno, Climate transparency global coordinator, UNDP
  • Marzena Chodor, Co-chair, PCCB
8:45-10:00
Moving toward the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF)
PATPA-GIZ-FAO-Ricardo EE | The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI)
  • Marianna Budaragina, Senior Consultant – Energy & Carbon Regulations, Ricardo Energy & Environment
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10:15-11:30
Capacity-building and needs assessment in Measurement, Reporting and Verification & ETF
 The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)
 
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11:45-13:00
Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)
UNDP
 
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13:30-14:45
Institutional arrangements & engagement of stakeholders
PATPA-LEDSGP | World Resources Institute(WRI)
 
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15:00-16:15
Data flow & finance tracking
Aether | Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Justin Goodwin, Director, Aether
  • Laurence Opie, Consultant, Aether
  • Aaron Atteridge, Senior research fellow, SEI
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16:30-17:45
Peer-to-peer collaboration on transparency
UNEP DTU Partnership | UNDP
 
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18:00-20:00
Institutionalizing data management system: 2nd CGE pilot informal forum
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