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International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV

Report of the Annual Partnership Retreat 2016

From 31 August to 7 September 2016, 32 participants from 22 developing and developed countries came together in Cape Town to discuss the route ‘From MRV to an enhanced transparency framework in the context of NDC implementation’ among each other and with representatives from the UNFCCC Secretariat, the field of science and research, and implementing organisations.

During the six intense days of the workshop, the input, discussions and group work sessions centred on the following topics:

  • taking stock after the Paris Agreement, focusing on the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) and nationally determined contributions (NDCs)
  • Financing NDC implementation
  • NDCs: transparency, features and accounting
  • global stocktake (GST)
  • ETF
  • flexibility and capacity building related to transparency

In the sessions, participants reflected on the content of the Paris Agreement, exchanged perspectives on the decisions, discussed topics to address in coming negotiations to further elaborate on the decisions, and shared experiences related to national implementation.

The report summarises the main outcomes of the Retreat.