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GHG data: The secretariat has developed a data interface which provides access to the most recent GHG data reported by countries that are Parties to the Climate Change Convention, and other GHG data relating specifically to the Kyoto Protocol reported by developed countries which have ratified the Kyoto Protocol.

The REDD Web Platform publishes information submitted by Parties, relevant organizations and stakeholders with the aim of sharing such information and experiences relating to REDD-plus.

Portal on cooperative initiatives: The secretariat has set up a portal which presents information on cooperative initiatives undertaken around the world at various levels by governments, international organizations, civil society, and business to reduce emissions. The portal features a database of cooperative initiatives accompanied by a description and specifications of type, coverage, participation and other aspects of the initiatives.

Training materials: The secretariat developed the training courses on the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories from developed countries and reviews under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol. The training courses are offered to the experts nominated to the roster of experts by their national focal points. In addition to this, the CGE, under its work programme for 2010-2012, updated its training materials on national communications, which include: national GHG inventories; V&A assessments; and mitigation assessment. These updated training materials have been published for use by national experts involved in the preparation of national communications and other interested stakeholders.

IPCC national GHG inventory guidelines: Both developed and developing countries compiled their national GHG inventories on the basis of relevant methodological guidelines developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Cooperation and support: The Convention has put in place several mechanisms to assist developing countries with implementing mitigation action under the Convention. Such mechanisms relate to finance, technology and capacity building. International institutions like the Global Environment Facility, the green climate fund and the national communication support program also play an important role in supporting developing counties.