Hands-on Training on Tracking NDC Mitigation Commitments under the Paris Agreement, Gaborone, Botswana
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Hands-on Training on Tracking NDC Mitigation Commitments under the Paris Agreement, Gaborone, Botswana
to Africa/Nairobi
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana

Background

The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency - Global Support Programme (CBIT-GSP), is organizing a training workshop on the Enhance Transparency Framework, focusing on the NDC tracking, from 31 July to 2 August 2024, in Gaborone, Botswana. The training is funded by the European Union through the AU Global Climate Change Alliance Plus Programme (GCCA+).

Although many countries are aware of Article 13 of the Paris Agreement, there is still limited understanding of the reporting requirements as spelt out in the MPGs. Most countries have not received specific training on the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) and the mandatory elements of the MPGs of the Paris Agreement. Yet, the provision of clear and understandable data and information in the BTR and the NDC plays a crucial role in ensuring transparency under the ETF and supports achieving the objectives of the Convention and the Paris Agreement.

Therefore, this training aims to support selected African country teams in charge of reporting NDC mitigation commitments under the Paris Agreement in technical understanding of the goals, principles, and actions associated with the reporting process for NDC mitigation commitments under the Paris Agreement. This hands-on training is designed to equip the participants with the necessary skills to improve their contributions to the national reporting towards the ETF and information required under the MPGs in preparation for submitting the BTR. 

Objective

The training aims to provide a general overview of reporting requirements under Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. It focuses on key elements identified to fast-track BTR development, specifically on tracking progress in implementing and achieving its NDC under Article 4 of the Paris Agreement. The training will ensure that countries are able to progressively track their NDC targets and conform to UNFCCC modalities, procedures and guidelines for reporting under the ETF. The specific objectives are.

  • To enhance technical experts’ understanding of reporting requirements under Article 13 of the Paris Agreement and provisions related to modalities, procedures, and guidelines (MPGs) for the enhanced transparency framework.
  • To deepen the understanding of experts on reporting on the progress in implementing the NDC mitigation commitments under the Paris Agreement, including Common Tabular Formats (CTFs)
  • To provide participants with an overview of specific arrangements and key components of a robust and sustainable institutional arrangement.

Audience

This activity is intended for technical officers from African countries who track, and report NDC mitigation commitments and support needed and received. This includes government staff at the national and sectoral levels and staff from other institutions that are part of countries’ institutional arrangements for reporting under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement (BTR). In addition, representatives from the African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) will participate to the training.

Area: Climate transparency, Cross-cutting, NDC tracking
Sector: Cross-cutting
Region: Africa
Language: English
Agency: CBIT-GSP, UNEP-CCC
Transparency Network: Anglophone Africa, Francophone, Lusophone Cluster, Middle East and North Africa