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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



The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its thirty-seventh session, agreed (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/5, paragraphs 74–85) on the work programme on the revision of the guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications, including national inventory reviews, for developed country Parties (hereinafter referred to as the review guidelines), in accordance with decision 2/CP.17, paragraph 28. COP 19 adopted guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications (decision 23/CP.19). The decision envisaged further discussion at SBSTA 40 on the guidelines for the review of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties) with a view to adopting a decision at COP 20 that will contain the already agreed guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications as well as the guidelines for the review of national inventories.

The SBSTA, at its fortieth session, invited Parties to submit, by 15 July 2014, further views and suggestions for textual modifications on specific paragraphs of the revised UNFCCC Annex I inventory review guidelines. It requested the secretariat to make the submissions available on the UNFCCC website. The SBSTA requested the secretariat to prepare, by 15 September 2014, an updated draft of the revised UNFCCC Annex I inventory review guidelines, with tracked changes, based on the discussion that took place at the fortieth session and the submissions from Parties. This draft will serve as the input to the discussion at the workshop.

The SBSTA reiterated the need for a technical workshop under the work programme in the second half of 2014 to allow further discussion on the outstanding issues and to advance the text of the revised UNFCCC Annex I inventory review guidelines. This workshop, open to all Parties, will be organized by the secretariat under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, with a view to encouraging participation from as many experts as possible. It requested the secretariat to prepare a report on that workshop as input to SBSTA 41. It also requested the secretariat to prepare a further updated draft of the revised UNFCCC Annex I inventory review guidelines, with tracked changes, based on the updated draft guidelines and the discussion that took place during the above-mentioned workshop. The output of the discussions on the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I inventory review guidelines at SBSTA 40, with the additions, with tracked changes, from the workshop, and submissions from Parties, will serve as initial input, inter alia, to the discussions at SBSTA 41, to allow for input from those Parties that were not present at the workshop.

Latest documents

FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.21 draft guidelines review Annex I GHG inventories 21-Nov-2014

Draft revised guidelines for the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (request from the workshop) -  version accepting all changes made at SBSTA 40 but showing changes made at the workshop

Draft revised guidelines for the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (request from the workshop) -  version accepting all changes made both at SBSTA 40 and at the workshop

Parties Submissions: Further views and suggestions for textual modifications on specific paragraphs of the revised UNFCCC Annex I inventory review guidelines

Draft revised guidelines for the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention: input to the second technical workshop

Presentations from workshop

pdf-icon Second technical workshop on the revision of the guidelines for the review of national GHG inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention - Introduction (152 kB)

pdf-icon Draft revised guidelines for the technical review of GHG inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.14) - overview (202 kB)

pdf-icon Presentation by Brazil (102 kB)

Workshop report
FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.22
pdf-icon Draft Agenda (218 kB)

pdf-icon List of participants (214 kB)

pdf-icon Information sheet
(377 kB)
Background documents

SBSTA 40
11. (a) Work programme on the revision of the guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications, including national inventory reviews, for developed country Parties
FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.3 25 Mar 2014 meeting papers Published pdf-icon EN
Synthesis report on the submissions from Parties of detailed views on the structure, outline and key elements, including the purpose and scope, of the review guidelines for greenhouse gas inventories for Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.
FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.4 25 Mar 2014 meeting papers Published pdf-icon EN
Draft revised guidelines for the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.
FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.9 5 May 2014 meeting papers Published pdf-icon EN
Report on the technical workshop on the draft revised guidelines for the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.
FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.10 5 May 2014 meeting papers Published pdf-icon EN
Draft revised guidelines for the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.
FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.12 5 May 2014 meeting papers Published pdf-icon EN
Draft training programme for review experts for the technical review of information reported under the Convention related to biennial reports and national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.
FCCC/SBSTA/2014/L.17 14 June 2014 Draft conclusions Published pdf-icon EN pdf-icon SP pdf-icon FR pdf-icon CH pdf-icon AR pdf-icon RU
Work programme on the revision of the guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications, including national inventory reviews, for developed country Parties. Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair.
Parties Submissions: Additional views on the scope, structure, timing, outline and publication of the review reports, and specific views on key elements and content and proposed texts of the review guidelines for NCs and BRs

SBSTA 39
11. (a) Work programme on the revision of the guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications, including national inventory reviews, for developed country Parties;
FCCC/SBSTA/2013/INF.5 23 Sep 2013 meeting papers Published pdf-icon EN
Synthesis report on the submissions from Parties on the revision of review guidelines for developed country Parties. Note by the secretariat.
FCCC/SBSTA/2013/INF.14 5 Nov 2013 meeting papers Published pdf-icon EN
Report on the workshop on the revision of review guidelines for developed country Parties. Note by the secretariat.
FCCC/SBSTA/2013/L.32 16 Nov 2013 draft conclusions Published pdf-icon EN pdf-icon SP pdf-icon FR pdf-icon CH pdf-icon AR pdf-icon RU
Work programme on the revision of the guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications, including national inventory reviews, for developed country Parties. Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair.
FCCC/SBSTA/2013/L.32/Add.1 16 Nov 2013 draft conclusions Published pdf-icon EN pdf-icon SP pdf-icon FR pdf-icon CH pdf-icon AR pdf-icon RU
Work programme on the revision of the guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications, including national inventory reviews, for developed country Parties. Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair. Addendum.

SBSTA 38

Outcome of the 10th meeting of inventory lead reviewers on the options to improve the cost-effectiveness, efficiency and practicality of the review process. Note by the secretariat.

SBSTA 37
Synthesis report on the submissions from Parties on the work programme and on the revision of the review guidelines for the review of biennial reports from developed country Parties and national communications, including national greenhouse gas inventories, from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.
Views from Parties on the elements of the work programme and on the timeline of proposed activities, as well as on the key elements of the revision of the review guidelines for the review of biennial reports from developed country Parties and national communications, including national greenhouse gas inventories, from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Submissions from Parties.
Views from Parties on the elements of the work programme and on the timeline of proposed activities, as well as on the key elements of the revision of the review guidelines for the review of biennial reports from developed country Parties and national communications, including national greenhouse gas inventories, from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Submissions from Parties. Addendum.
Current review processes under the Convention and the secretariat's experience with coordinating reviews of national communications and national greenhouse gas inventories. Technical paper.