Published by
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

A guide to transparency under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement

This guide focuses on giving users the practical information you will need to prepare and review the reports and communications required under the existing transparency system, which are likely to stay the same under the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework.

The guide is for government officials in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who will be preparing reports and communications on their country’s climate change circumstances and actions under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. It will also be useful for LDC negotiators or diplomats who are involved in developing the full rules of the reporting and review system under the Paris Agreement.

Although the guide is aimed at officials and negotiators from LDCs, officials and negotiators from other countries — especially developing countries — will find this guide useful for the reasons above.