Introductory Webinar on Tracking Progress of the Mitigation Commitments of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Introductory Webinar on Tracking Progress of the Mitigation Commitments of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
to Europe/Copenhagen
Location: Virtual
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The recording of the webinar can be found on our YouTube Channel here.


Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of its long-term goals. NDCs embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Paris Agreement requires each Party to prepare, communicate and maintain successive nationally determined contributions that it intends to achieve. Parties shall pursue domestic mitigation measures, with the aim of achieving the objectives of such contributions.

Tracking NDCs is a requirement under the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF). It requires transparent quantitative and qualitative information on the implementation and achievement of the NDC, including indicators comparing current or projected emissions, and information that helps better understand the NDC target and its impacts.

The objective of the CBIT-GSP is to provide streamlined support and capacity-building at the national, regional, and global level to assist developing countries in responding to the reporting provisions under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework, and ultimately increase ambition for climate action. The CBIT-GSP is planning to achieve this through multiple support modalities, including the establishment and work of 10 Regional Networks across the globe to foster south-south collaboration, knowledge-sharing and learning among countries. The regional network for Asia are invited to participate in a joint training exercise on NDC tracking, which was assessed as one of the priorities on capacity building for transparency.


This webinar is the initial stage of a whole training concept to be carried out in support of countries belonging to the Asia Region on tools and approaches to track and report mitigation commitments under the Paris Agreement. The Training Workshop is jointly organized by the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency – Global Support Programme (CBIT-GSP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Research Center (GIR) of the Republic of Korea and the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA).

The training comprised of 4 consecutive stages of which this introductory webinar presented the first stage. This approach ensured that the training delivers on its objectives and in the end the participants were equipped with the necessary knowledge to be able to track their own NDCs.

Stage 1: Introductory webinar (16 August 2023)

Stage 2: Data collection by countries for use during the in-person workshop (31 August 2023)

Stage 3: In-person workshop in Seoul (11-13 September)

Stage 4: Follow-up after the in-person workshop


The introductory webinar provides instructions to the participants on the other parts of the training workshop and summarizes some of the most relevant content to be included in greater detail in the face-to-face training that will take place on 11-13 September 2023 in Seoul, South Korea.


This activity is intended for technical officers who coordinate the tracking and reporting of NDC mitigation commitments in the countries of the Asia Region. This includes national government staff of ministries or agencies in lead of climate change as well as relevant sectoral ministries, and staff from other relevant institutions involved in reporting under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement (e.g., in the preparation of first BTRs).


Both the webinar and the training workshop in Seoul will be in English. 


Area: Climate transparency, Data collection and management, NDC tracking, Update of national documents
Sector: AFOLU, Energy, Industry, Livestock, Transport, Waste
Region: Asia
Language: English
Country: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam
Transparency Network: Asia