Multilateral Assessment

The multilateral assessment (MA) process is part of the international assessment and review (IAR) process for developed country Parties. The IAR process is conducted under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and aims to promote the comparability of efforts among all developed country Parties with regard to their quantified economy-wide emission limitation and reduction targets.

The IAR process comprises two steps: a technical review of the national reports of each developed country, followed by the MA of the progress towards achieving the economy-wide target by developed country Parties.

The MA process entails three stages:

  • the preparation for the MA before the SBI working group session - encompassing a three-month "questions and answers" period; more
  • the international assessment during the SBI working group session; more
  • and the completion of the Party record after the SBI working group session. more

To access the MA portal log-in credentials are required. All national focal points have been invited to submit nominations to the MA portal. Should further nominations be required national focal points are requested to contact the secretariat at MA-portal@unfccc.int.

The next multilateral assessment under the IAR will take place at SBI 49, Katowice, Poland:

Timeline:

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1 to 30 September 2018:
submission of questions by any Party to the Parties under MA;

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1 October to 30 November 2018 :
Preparation of answers by Parties under MA and posting of answers;

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By 4 December 2018:
upload compiled questions and answers by the secretariat onto the individual Party page upon completion of answers by the Party;

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During SBI 49, December 2018, Katowice, Poland : 
MA Parties' progress towards emission reduction target;

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January 2019:
publication of summary reports.

Party 3rd round
2018/19
2nd round
2016/17
1st round
2014/15
Australia   SBI 45 SBI 42
Austria   SBI 45 SBI 41
Belarus   SBI 47 SBI 43
Belgium   SBI 45 SBI 42
Bulgaria   SBI 45 SBI 42
Canada SBI 49 SBI 46 SBI 42
Croatia   SBI 45 SBI 41
Cyprus   SBI 46 SBI 41
Czech Republic SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 42
Denmark   SBI 45 SBI 41
Estonia SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 42
European Union SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 41
Finland   SBI 45 SBI 41
France SBI 49 SBI 46 SBI 41
Germany SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 42
Greece   SBI 46 SBI 42
Hungary SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 42
Iceland   SBI 46 SBI 42
Ireland   SBI 46 SBI 42
Italy   SBI 45 SBI 41
Japan   SBI 46 SBI 42
Kazakhstan   SBI 46 SBI 43
Latvia SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 41
Liechtenstein SBI 49 SBI 46 SBI 42
Lithuania SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 42
Luxembourg   SBI 46 SBI 41
Malta   SBI 45 SBI 42
Monaco SBI 49 SBI 46 SBI 42
Netherlands SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 41
New Zealand   SBI 45 SBI 41
Norway SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 42
Poland   SBI 45 SBI 42
Portugal   SBI 46 SBI 41
Romania   SBI 46 SBI 42
Russian Federation   SBI 46 SBI 42
Slovakia SBI 49 SBI 45 SBI 42
Slovenia   SBI 46 SBI 42
Spain   SBI 46 SBI 41
Sweden   SBI 45 SBI 41
Switzerland   SBI 45 SBI 41
Turkey*      
Ukraine**     SBI 42
United Kingdom   SBI 45 SBI 42
United States   SBI 46 SBI 41

* Turkey:  As Turkey does not have a quantified economy-wide emission reduction target by 2020, it is not subject to multilateral assessment.

** Ukraine: BR3 and BR2 submissions pending.