Transparency

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IGES Biennial Update Report (BUR) Database provides key information reported in biennial update reports (BURs) submitted by Non-Annex I Countries to the UNFCCC. According to UNFCCC COP decision 2/CP.17, non-Annex I Parties, consistent with their capabilities and the level of support provided for reporting, should submit their first BUR by December...
Presentation
Talanoa dialogue for support providers in South and East Asia
Capacity building support by means of international development projects is considered vital for developing countries to respond to the enhanced transparency framework of the Paris Agreement. While numerous transparency-related capacity building support has already taken place in the last 20 years, few attempts have been made to understand lessons...
Presentation
Enhanced transparency - Learning from implementation, facilitating negotiations
This presentation explains trends of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories in submitted biennial update reports (BURs) by developing countries under the UNFCCC. It illustrates country's progress in reporting GHG inventories in terms of methodologies used, gases and GWP used, and years reported with emissions data, etc. In some cases, countries...
Presentation
Workshop for sharing lessons learned from the JCM implementation in Asia and Pacific
An Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement encourages developing countries to provide information on capacity-building needs. However, by looking into how different countries reported on capacity-building needs under existing reporting arrangement of the UNFCCC, there appear to be rooms for improvements on how countries...
Conference Proceeding
This brochure contains key findings from the International Market Mechanisms and Transparency Project, funded by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, in 2018. The project was implemented by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in collaboration with the Regional Collaboration Centre Bangkok of the UNFCCC. The brochure also...
Working Paper
Climate actions by non-Party stakeholders, including companies, have a significant potential to fill the gap in the global emissions reductions trajectory. While accountability of countries as Parties to the Paris Agreement will be ensured under a new ‘transparency framework’ stipulated in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement, accountability of non...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Forests
This paper presents the results of two national-level studies of REDD+ governance values in Nepal and Papua New Guinea (PNG), using a hierarchical framework of principles, criteria, and indicators (PC&I), with evaluation at the indicator level. The research was conducted by means of an online survey to determine general perspectives on the...
Discussion Paper
Main messages: Good governance can help improve the effective implementation of development policies. The MDGs focus on quantifiable outputs has contributed to a certain level of achievement, but they do not explicitly focus on good governance; There should be a strong role for governance in the post 2015 development framework. Both the Open...