Multilateral assessment process United States of America

The first multilateral assessment (MA) of the United States of America took place at the Working Group Session (WGS) under the SBI 41 in Lima on 8 December 2014. The aim of this session was to assess the United States of America's progress in implementation towards the achievement of emission reductions and removals related to its quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets.

The WGS was preceded by a three-month period of questions and answers in the lead-up to the SBI session in Lima when the MA took place.

Questions to the United States of America were submitted via the MA-Portal from 1 to 30 September 2014.

A compilation of questions to United States of America> was published on 1 October 2014 and was replaced with a full  compilation of questions and answers (465 kB) on 29 November 2014. No further observations were received from the United States of America two months after the MA session.


The following documents are available:

Input to MA      

Party record

• First Biennial Report ( BR (8289 kB) ) and
technical review report (TRR)

• Sixth National Communication
( NC (23568 kB) ) and review report (IDR)

• National GHG inventory submission (NIR, CRF), and report (ARR)

Questions formulated and answers provided within the three months prior to the MA session, using the MA-Portal




• Complete set of questions and answers  x (465 kB)

SBI summary report


Link to webcast of WGS I under the SBI