In May 2010, during the framework of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, South Africa, South Korea and Germany launched the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV. Their aim: to promote ambitious climate action through policy dialogue and practitioner-based exchanges. In 2015, the Paris Agreement introduced the enhanced transparency framework. Its task is to facilitate and catalyse the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (the NDCs) in order to keep the increase in average global temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, to pursue efforts to limit temperature increase to 1.5°C and to raise the ambition of the NDCs over time.
At the Partnership Meeting held at the Conference of Parties (COP) 22 in Marrakech, Morocco, the Partnership was renamed ‘Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement’. This move reflects the new challenges arising from the transparency rules while continuing to provide support for practical exchanges between developing and industrialised countries and serving as a discussion forum for climate negotiation topics.
A semi-formal forum, the Partnership has gained international recognition. Today more than 100 countries participate in its various activities. Following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement 2016, the Partnership focused on its implementation, and particularly on the rollout of the enhanced transparency framework.
The Partnership is not a formal alliance but is open to new countries. Indeed, any country with an ambitious or emerging climate agenda is welcome to get involved – simply fill in the contact form on this website to get in touch with us.
The Partnership supports international efforts to engage in practical exchanges and political dialogue on climate transparency. The new enhanced transparency system is of particular importance in this context, as it helps build up mutual trust, fosters partner countries’ growing ambitions, and by this, helps to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C and ideally to 1.5°C.
By bringing together climate experts from a variety of countries, the Partnership seeks to:
- Foster transparency, communication, networking and trust between countries
- Build capacity and foster a mutual learning process within regions and among practitioners around the globe
- Identify and disseminate best practices and lessons learned.
Partnership formats include:
- Partnership Meetings on the fringes of UN climate negotiations
- Policy dialogue during Annual Partnership Retreats
- Capacity building activities and peer-to-peer learning through technical workshops in five regional and language groups
- Knowledge products and knowledge sharing, for example through newsletters and our website
Download the flyer on the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement on the right.