Assessment and Review under a 2015 Climate Change Agreement

Assessment and Review under a 2015 Climate Change Agreement

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In 2013, Parties to the UNFCCC were invited to prepare and communicate their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) under a 2015 agreement. Assessment and review of INDCs can help to ensure that these contributions are in line with internationally agreed objectives and principles, help establish and enhance transparency, trust and accountability between Parties, and raise ambition over time. This report analyses the existing review processes both under and outside the UNFCCC. It suggests that some form of ex ante assessment and review process of INDCs could help ensure that they are ambitious and fair. Such process can be complemented by assessments by observer organizations and informal discussions among Parties. In addition, a periodic review of collective ambition is desirable from the perspective of environmental effectiveness, and can build on existing review processes.Support experts in the technical analysis. Organize in-country visits. Draft technical reports. Maintain an online portal to make all INDCs and related documentation publicly available. Carry out technical analysis and review of contributions.

Title:Assessment and Review under a 2015 Climate Change Agreement
Author:Harro van Asselt, Håkon Sælen, Pieter Pauw
Publisher:Nordic Council of Ministers - 2015-03-24


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