Review Reports of NCs and BRs
The “Guidelines for the technical review of information reported under the Convention related to greenhouse gas inventories, biennial reports and national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention” were adopted by Parties at COP 20 in Lima as contained in decision 13/CP.20. These review guidelines provide a solid foundation for the technical reviews of national communications and biennial reports. Reviews are co-ordinated by the secretariat and conducted by international expert review teams (ERTs). The purpose of the review by ERTs is to provide a thorough and comprehensive technical assessment of the implementation of the Convention by Annex I Parties, and to ensure that the COP has sufficient information to carry out its responsibilities to review the implementation of the Convention. The outcome from the reviews is reflected in review reports, which are prepared under the collective responsibility of the ERT.
Lead Reviewers' Meetings
In accordance with the “Guidelines for the technical review of information reported under the Convention related to GHG inventories, BRs and NCs by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention” included in annex to decision 23/CP.19, the secretariat shall facilitate annual meetings of the lead reviewers (LRs) for GHG inventories, BRs and NCs.
Review Practice Guidance 2018
The review practice guidance (RPG) 2018 aims to improve consistency among the individual biennial report (BR) and national communication (NC) reviews during a review cycle and across the review cycles. The RPG 2018 does not aim to cover an exhaustive list of questions or concerns raised by the expert review teams (ERTs) during the reviews, but rather focuses on the difficulties encountered in reviews, as observed by the review coordinators and the ERTs, and on the practises most commonly applied in such cases by the ERTs.