About the Partnership

Background

In May 2010, within the framework of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, South Africa, South Korea and Germany launched the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV with the aim of promoting ambitious climate action through practical exchange.

In 2015, the Paris Agreement established transparency as the mechanism to facilitate and catalyse the implementation of the nationally determined contributions (the NDCs) in order to achieve the goal of holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C, and to raise the ambition of the NDCs over time.

To reflect the new challenges arising from the transparency rules while continuing to support the practical exchange between developing and industrialised countries and serving as a forum to discuss climate negotiation-related topics the Partnership was renamed “Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement” at the Partnership Meeting held at COP 22 in Marrakech (Morocco).

As a semiformal forum, the Partnership has gained international recognition, with more than 100 countries participating in its various activities. With the Paris Agreement entering into force in 2016, the way has now been paved  for the Partnership to focus on implementing the Agreement and particularly on the enhanced transparency framework.

The Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement has no formal character and is open to new countries. Any country with an ambitious or emerging climate agenda is welcome to get involved. Those interested may use the contact form on this website.

The Mission

The Partnership promotes practical exchange and political dialogue between countries on enhanced climate transparency. The new transparency system will receive special attention in this context, thus facilitating building mutual trust and growing ambition of partner countries and helping to achieve the global goal of limiting temperature increase to well below 2° C and encouraging a target of even 1.5°C.

Our Approach

Bringing together climate experts from a variety of countries, the Partnership seeks to:

  • foster transparency, communication, networking and trust between countries,
  • provide capacity building and promote a mutual learning process within regions and among practitioners at a global scale,
  • identify and disseminate good practices examples and lessons learned.

Partnership formats include:

  • Partnership Meetings held on the fringes of UN climate negotiations
  • Capacity building activities and peer-to-peer learning through technical workshops in five  regional and language groups, and through international conferences
  • Knowledge products and knowledge sharing, for example through newsletters and a website

For more information on the Partnership’s activities click here.

The Partnership closely cooperates with many other initiatives, projects and organisations that promote ambitions climate action. Find a list of our major partners here.

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