COP26 Recap: PATPA Side Events on Enhanced Transparency Framework and Biennial Transparency Reports
COP26 may be over, but climate transparency is more relevant than ever.
Among many transparency-related side events at this year's COP26 in Glasgow, PATPA hosted a side event in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the recently launch BTR Guidance and Roadmap tool, and supported several other side events throughout the COP. Find out more here and access recordings of the events below:
The Enhanced Transparency Framework in practice: Planning for the Biennial Transparency Report
(PATPA/FAO - Nov. 9, 12:30 GMT)
The Biennial Transparency Report (BTR) Guidance and Roadmap Tool, jointly developed by the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) guides developing countries in planning the preparation process of their first BTR as well as preparing a roadmap for implementing it. In this event, set in the backdrop of the PCCB Pavilion Catalyst for Climate Action Day, PATPA and FAO presented the recently launched tool before several countries showcased their experiences in piloting the tool.
Watch here through the PCCB Pavilion Catalyst for Climate Action Day recording (side event starting at 3:09:43).
Mutual Trust and Confidence: Challenges and Lessons Learned in implementing Article 13 Paris Agreement
(Indonesia (PATPA Speaker) - Nov. 4, 15:00 GMT)
Article 13 of the Paris Agreement established an enhanced transparency framework for action and support, with built-in flexibility which takes into account Parties’ different capacities and builds upon collective experiences. This side event aimed at highlighting the added-value of the enhanced transparency framework at the national level, as well as challenges and best-practices. PATPA presented the recently launched BTR Guidance and Roadmap Tool.
From BURs to BTRs: Challenges and Opportunities for Lusophone Countries
(BENELUX/EIB - Nov. 6, 14:45 GMT)
Representatives from Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde and Guiné Bissau presented and discussed their experiences and needs. The exchange aimed to build capacity in order to meet the reporting and transparency obligations included in the framework of the UNFCCC and its Paris Agreement. The main questions were: How can Lusophone countries go from zero BURs to one BTR? How are they going to make that leap already in 2024? What do these countries (almost all) need? And what role could the Lusophone Cluster play in this context?
Watch the event recording here on YouTube.
From BURs to BTRs: Challenges and Opportunities for Francophone Countries
(IFFD - Nov. 10, 14:30 GMT)
Several representatives from francophone speaking countries will present and discuss their experiences and needs. The exchange aims to build capacity in order to meet the reporting and transparency obligations included in the framework of the UNFCCC and its Paris Agreement.
#Data4BetterClimateAction: The value of transparency to advance national priorities while fulfilling climate reporting
(#Data4BetterClimateAction - Nov. 9, 14:40 GMT)
The event aimed to raise awareness among national government policymakers, government officials, and subnational and non-state actors of the broader value of climate transparency beyond reporting and inspire participants to take the necessary next steps, both politically and practically, to further enhance their country’s transparency frameworks in a targeted manner advancing key policy priorities. Speakers were from Argentina, São Tomé and Principe and St. Kitts and Nevis, among others.
Watch here through the PCCB Pavilion Catalyst for Climate Action Day recording (side event starting at 5:20:43).