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Roster of Experts
 The UNFCCC Roster of Experts contains information on experts, who are nominated by their respective Governments through the National Focal Points of the Parties under the UNFCCC, to contribute to a number of processes mandated by the COP, the CMP and the subsidiary bodies. These processes, among others, include the reviews of annual submissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and supplementary information under the Kyoto Protocol submitted by Annex I Parties, reviews of national communications and biennial reports submitted by Annex I Parties and technical analysis under the international consultation and analysis (ICA) process of biennial update reports (BURs) submitted by non-Annex I Parties.

In addition, nominated experts to the UNFCCC roster of experts will contribute to the technical assessment sessions, once a year, of proposed forest reference emission levels and/or forest reference levels for the implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70 (REDD-plus), submitted on a voluntary basis by developing country Parties. The assessment team of experts will compose of land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) experts.

To be able to implement activities mandated by the COP and/or the CMP and the subsidiary bodies, the secretariat continuously invites Parties to the Convention:

·         To nominate new experts to the UNFCCCC Roster of Experts,

·         To regularly check, and, where necessary, update the information on experts
    already nominated to the Roster of Experts,

·         To remove experts from the Roster of Experts who are no longer available for
    cooperation with the secretariat.

These updates can be performed by National Focal Points and roster custodians designated by their respective National Focal Points.  For new nominations, the following three steps should be followed:

1. The expert provides the National Focal Point or the Roster custodian with his/her relevant information (see nomination form on the right).

2. The National Focal Point or the roster custodian enters the information online into the UNFCCC Roster database.

Note: The online functionality indicated below to "Nominate an expert/Update the information" is currently not able to accept new and additional information, as is currently in the process of being upgraded to address the needs of nominations of experts for the analysis of BURs under the ICA process and the assessment of forest reference levels. As an interim solution, the new nominations and additional information for these processes should be sent to the secretariat using the However, nominations and updating information of experts for the review of GHG inventories continues to be possible using the online functionality below.

3. The National Focal Point or the Roster custodian sends the expert’s Curriculum Vitae by e mail to


Nominate an expert/Update the information


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Full list of experts by nominating country

National Focal Points

New nomination form (2014)

Instructions for on-line nomination and updating the UNFCCC Roster of Experts.

  pdf-icon Mandate: Updating of the UNFCCC roster of experts (177 kB)