Tools and Training Materials for non-Annex I Reporting

The secretariat, the IPCC, The Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE), and related external sources provide tools, materials, and training, including UNFCCC-CASTT, to facilitate measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) in developing countries in accordance with the guidelines of the Convention.

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Training materials for national communications (NCs)

Training materials for biennial update reports (BURs)

Training Materials for the technical analysis under the International Consultation and Analysis (ICA) process

  • The CGE developed training materials to facilitate the preparation of NCs (decision 17/CP.8) and BURs (decision 2/CP.17, annex III).
  • The CGE also developed materials to train the national experts nominated to the team of technical experts to undertake the technical analysis of BURs.
  • These materials are not intended to replace any of the methodologies or tools referred to or mentioned in its various modules. For further detail and explanation, the reader is therefore always encouraged to consult the original documents or tools referred to in the text.


The UNFCCC Climate Action and Support Transparency Training, or UNFCCC-CASTT, is a capacity building programme designed to cater to stakeholders at all levels of competencies within national climate governance and implementation. Through a holistic approach to capacity-building and development, the programme draws on the knowledge of a multitude of climate change professionals to provide trainees with the theoretical and practical methods needed to take transformative action.

Compendium on Greenhouse Gas emissions Baselines and Monitoring

The development of effective climate strategies to implement appropriate and cost-effective mitigation actions rests upon the availability of comprehensive data and the application of sound assessment methods for emission reduction potentials. Unfortunately, many countries lack comprehensive sector-specific emission inventories and mitigation scenario analysis to inform sound climate action planning. The UNFCCC together with partner organizations are addressing this in the form of the development of a Compendium on national and sector specific GHG Baselines and Monitoring that countries could use to better estimate and report on greenhouse emission reductions/removals arising from implementation of mitigation actions. The latest documents are available below: