About the Partnership
In the framework of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in May 2010 in Bonn/Germany, 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 catalyze the implementation of the nationally determined contributions (the NDCs) in order to achieve the well below 2° Celsius goal, while encouraging efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees, and to raise the ambition of the NDCs over time.
To reflect the new challenges arising from the development of the transparency rules while continuing to support the practical exchange between developing and developed countries and serving as a forum to discuss climate negotiation-related topicsthe Partnership was renamed into “Partnership on Transparency into the Paris Agreement” at the partnership meeting held at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Under its new name, the Partnership will continue working on enhancing NDC implementation, LEDs and NAMAs through transparency, mutual learning and increasing ambition. The scope of the work on MRV will be extended and encompass transparency on mitigation, adaptation and finance in order to foster efforts towards the development and realisation of the enhanced transparency framework.
The Partnership promotes ambitious climate action through peer-to-peer learning on transparency and NDC implementation. It promotes best practice for enhanced transparency on GHG mitigation and adaptation strategies. It continues to serve as a platform for promoting the exchange of experience between developing, emerging and industrialized countries in order to build mutual trust through transparency and to contribute to closing the ambition gap. The Partnership brings together representatives from over 110 countries, the majority of which are from developing and emerging countries. The Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement has no formal character and is open to new countries joining. Any country with an ambitious or emerging climate agenda is welcome to join. Those interested in joining the Partnership may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The main focus of the Partnership is placed on transparency issues related to different building blocks of global climate governance, mainly the
- the Enhanced Transparency Framework including mitigation, adaptation and support of the Paris Agreement.
Transparency constitutes a distinct “package” und der the PA and influences and enhances existing building blocks under the Agreement. Therefore, the activities of the partnership contribute directly and indirectly contribute to the design and effective implementation of
- 'Nationally Determined Contributions' (NDCs)
- ‘Low-Emission Development Strategies’ (LEDS),
- ‘Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions’ (NAMAs),
- and ‘Measuring, Reporting and Verification’ (MRV) systems.
Bringing together climate experts from a variety of countries, the Partnership seeks to:
- Foster transparency, communication and networking between countries
- Provide capacity building and promote a mutual learning process within regions and among practitioners and negotiators through the exchange of best practice Identify best practices and promote them widely through the network
- Disseminate lesson learnt
The interaction with peers and joint learning leads to mutual trust as well as increased capacity and expertise, allowing countries to identify nationally appropriate solutions to address and combat climate change. Enhanced transparency helps managing and benchmarking climate actions across sectors and thus supports the achievement of the well below 2° Celsius goal.
The Partnership organises meetings back-to-back with UN negotiations to ensure regular exchange between the partnering countries as well as coordinating national implementation and international negotiations. Meetings to date were held in:
- Bonn/Germany June 2010,
- Bonn/Germany August 2010,
- Tianjin/China October 2010,
- Bangkok/Thailand April 2011,
- Bonn/Germany June 2011,
- Panama City/Panama September 2011,
- COP-17, Durban/South Africa December 2011,
- Bonn/Germany May 2012
- Bangkok/Thailand September 2012
- Doha/Qatar December 2012
- Bonn/Germany June 2013
- COP-19, Warsaw/Poland 2013
- Bonn/Germany March 2014
- Bonn/Germany June 2014
- Bonn/Germany October 2014
- Geneva/Switzerland February 2015
- Bonn/Germany June 2015
- Bonn/Germany May 2016
- Marrakech/Morocco November 2016