The training materials below are designed to facilitate the preparation of national communications (NCs) by non-Annex I Parties in accordance with the guidelines of the Conventions (decision 17/CP.8). They are not intended to replace any of the methodologies or tools referred to or mentioned in in the modules. For further detail and explanation, the reader is therefore always encouraged to go back to the original documents or tools referred to in the text.
CGE has also developed training materials for the preparation of biennial update reports (BURs).
Please note that the secretariat does not promote any particular methods or publications.
CGE Training Materials for the Preparation of NCs
Updated Training Materials on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment*
Training Materials on National GHG Inventories
Training Materials on Mitigation Assessment
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Planning, including selecting vulnerability and adaptation frameworks
Chapter 3 - Baseline socioeconomic scenarios
Chapter 4 - Climate change scenarios
Chapter 5 - Coastal resources
Chapter 6 - Water resources
Chapter 7 - Agriculture
Chapter 8 - Human health
Chapter 9 - Integration
Chapter 10 - Communication
* The updated training materials take into account the latest science and development under the Convention which includes, amongst others, the findings of the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
IPCC inventory software
Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) Sector
Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
The previous CGE training materials on the national GHG inventories are available here
Module A - Mitigation of climate change
Module B - Mitigation in Context of National Communications
Module C - Mitigation Assessment: Concepts, Structure and Steps
Module D - Mitigation Options, Issues and Barriers by Sector
Module E - Mitigation Analysis: Methods and Tools
Module F - Reporting on Mitigation in National Communications
Module G - Building national arrangements for the mitigation assessment
Reference materials on steps to integrate climate change considerations into relevant social,
economic and environmental policies and actions
Regional centers of excellence that undertake technical work in the areas of national
communications from non-Annex I Parties and also existing activities and programmes, including
bilateral, regional and multilateral sources of financial and technical assistance, to facilitate and
support the preparation of national communications by non-Annex I Parties
IPCC Assessment reports more>>
Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies. This handbook, published by UNEP and the Free University of Amsterdam in 1998, was designed to be an introduction to a wide range of methods that can be used to design assessment studies of climate change impacts and related adaptation strategies. more>>
Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-gas Induced Climate Change / Global and regional SCENario GENerator (MAGICC and SCENGEN). The MAGICC/SCENGEN workbook and technical manual may be downloaded from the web site of the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. more>>
Managing the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Process Handbook: This handbook was developed under the leadership of the NCSP, who managed a review process in which draft versions were circulated for comments to 130 project co-ordinators of non-Annex I National Communications, interested Annex I Parties, the Consultative Group of Experts on non-Annex I National Communications (CGE) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (IPCC-NGGIP).
LEAP: Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system. LEAP is a software tool for integrated energy-environment and greenhouse gas mitigation analysis. LEAP has been developed by the Stockholm Environment Institute-Boston with support from international organizations to meet the needs of researchers, NGOs and government agencies worldwide. more>>