The Regional Capacity-building Workshop on the MRV Framework under the UNFCCC for Asia is coorganized and funded by the Government of Singapore and Australia, and the UNDP/UNEP Global Support Programme (GSP) for National Communications and Biennial Update Reports.
The timely and sustained submissions of Biennial Update Reports (BURs) by Non-Annex I Parties are critical to the success of the International Consultation and Analysis (ICA), which aims to enhance transparency within the UNFCCC. If well implemented, they will facilitate the tracking of global greenhouse gases emissions and trends and allow for a better understanding of the diversity of climate actions and strategies among developing countries. These, in turn, facilitate external assistance to developing countries to plug gaps in their national climate plans.
This workshop seeks to build and sustain the capacity of Parties in Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia that are preparing their BURs and will be undergoing the ICA process. Besides providing guidance on the reporting requirements, it will focus on strengthening institutional arrangements and on the management and retention of the information and personnel skills needed to effectively sustain the MRV process over the long term.
The workshop will seek to accomplish the following objectives:
To familiarise participants with the reporting requirements and guidelines;
To build and sustain capacity with a view to enabling Parties to submit or continue submitting their BURs, and to undergo the ICA in a timely manner over the long term; and
To provide a safe environment to let participants brainstorm solutions to problems and issues faced in their national experiences.