UN Climate Change is launching today a webinar series to support developing nations in reporting on their efforts to tackle climate change.
The series aims to provide a platform for practitioners to focus in-depth on specific methods or tools, across all the themes, namely, greenhouse gas inventory, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation, and support.
The webinar series will focus on:
- How a country can better implement the current Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) arrangements under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- How a country can better showcase its climate action on mitigation and adaptation through national communications and biennial update reports
- Methodologies used and tools available
- Lessons learned and good practices from developing countries.
The webinars, 45-60 minutes in duration, will be held in the first and third week of each month. They will be offered in English, Spanish and French, as resources permit.
The kick-off webinar on "Introduction to MRV process and cross-cutting issues" will start at 3 pm (CET) on 5 April 2018. The topics covered will include:
- Introduction to the 2018 webinar series
- Overview of the MRV process for developing countries
- Explanation of the institutional arrangements that are needed for MRV systems
- Process for gender mainstreaming when preparing national reports.
The webinar series is organized by the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE), an expert group that provides technical assistance and advice to developing countries to participate effectively in the MRV arrangements under the UNFCCC.