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Reporting Guidelines for National Communications
 

A number of COP decisions and conclusions should be taken into account when preparing national communications and can be found below for reference, as well as workshop reports, presentations from side events as well as useful links to external web sites.

Additional reporting requirements apply for Annex I Parties that are also Parties to the Kyoto Protocol are listed in a separate section below.



1. Relevant COP decisions and conclusions of the subsidiary bodies
 

A. National communications

B. Projections and the total effect of policies and measures

C. Capacity-building

  • Decision 2/CP.10 (PDF) English (paragraph 2)
    Capacity-building for developing countries (non-Annex I Parties)
  • Decision 3/CP.10 (PDF) English (paragraph 7)
    Capacity-building for countries with economies in transition
  • Decision 2/CP.7 (PDF) Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish (paragraph 12)
    Capacity-building in developing countries (non-Annex I Parties)
  • Decision 3/CP.7 (PDF) Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish (paragraph 5)
    Capacity-building in countries with economies in transition

D. Research and systematic observation

E. Education, training and public awareness

  • Decision 7/CP.10 (PDF) English (paragraph 10)
    Status of, and ways to enhance, implementation of the New Delhi work programme on Article 6 of the Convention
  • Decision 11/CP.8 (PDF) Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish (paragraph 3)
    New Delhi work programme on Article 6 of the Convention

F. Adaptation and response measures

  • Decision 1/CP.10 (PDF) English (paragraphs 12 and 18)
    Buenos Aires programme of work on adaptation and response measures
  • Decision 5/CP.7 (PDF) Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish (paragraphs 4 and 21)
    Implementation of Article 4, paragraph 8 and 9, of the Convention (decision 3/CP.3 and Article 2, paragraph 3, and Article 3, paragraph 14, of the Kyoto Protocol)


2. Additional reporting requirements for Annex I Parties that are also Parties to the ,P>Kyoto Protocol

 

A. Reporting on progress in achieving the Kyoto Protocol commitments (Art. 3.2)

B. Reporting of supplementary information (Art. 7.2)

C. Calculation of assigned amount (Art. 7.4)



3. Workshop reports and other information relevant to the preparation of the fifth national communications
 

A. SB30 side event "Preparation of fifth national communications (NC5) of Annex I Parties"

 B. Workshop on the preparation of the fourth national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention

C. Workshop on GHG emissions projections of Annex I Parties

D. SB22 side event "Preparing for implementation: initial requirements under the Kyoto Protocol"

E. Additional information on education, training and public awareness

F. Previous national communications of Annex I Parties

G. Reports on in-depth reviews of national communications of Annex I Parties



4. Useful links to external web sites
 

A. National circumstances: Energy and socio-economic statistics

B. Financial resources: International aid and development statistics