Free Webinar Series: “Tracking NDC Achievement – New Accounting Perspectives”

The project Accounting Rules for the Achievement of the Mitigation Goals of non-Annex 1 countries of the GIZ, and the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA) invite you to participate in a free webinar series “Tracking NDC achievement – New accounting perspectives”. The project Accounting Rules is financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

This webinar series invites all climate practitioners to share views about the design of GHG accounting for the NDCs, as introduced by the Paris Agreement (Article 4.13). The main purpose of the series is to share technical experiences from the pilot activities of the project, in order to help build a common understanding of the new accounting concept and requirements, without prejudging ongoing negotiations of the subject.

General Concept

The series will offer to participants the possibility to exchange their views, including on central topics like: the institutionalization at national level, accounting for the AFOLU (agriculture, forestry and other land-uses) sector, as well as the national arrangements for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of policies and measures. The series targets non-Annex 1 countries. Through a broad invitation, we expect to have participants working under diverse national circumstances and capabilities as well as with different NDC types.

Webinar 1:

NDC Accounting: how to frame it?
Wednesday 31st of May  15:00 - 16:00 h Central European Time (CET)
(check the time  at your place here)

Starting from the relevant articles of the Paris Agreement, a general presentation of the concept and its principles will be given. The linkages between transparency, accounting and MRV will be touched. These inputs will be completed by a hands-on example from Colombia sharing some first insights of a pilot activity on establishing a national accounting system. From this point on, the space will be opened to ask clarifying questions and share experiences.


  • Introduction to the concept of NDC Accounting: Daniel Blank / GIZ México;
  • The principles for NDC Accounting: Rodrigo Villate / GIZ Costa Rica;
  • Application of five steps towards an Accounting System: the case of Colombia: Camila Rodriguez and Sebastián Carranza / Colombian Environment Ministry;
  • Q&A and exchange among participants.

Material and Presentations:
Introduction to PATPA
NDC Accounting
National Accountability, the Colombian Experience
Accounting Principles under the Paris Agreement


Webinar 2:

Tracking NDC Progress through policies and measures.
Tuesday, 27th June, 15:00 - 16:00 h Central European Time (CET)
(check the time  at your place here)

Starting from countries’ need for informed policy design and NDC implementation, various options of tracking progress towards the NDC will be discussed. This will include the role of national MRV systems, national GHG inventories, and tracking progress of policies and actions.


  • How to guarantee the reflection of mitigation outcomes in the GHG inventory: Verena Graichen / Öko Institut;
  • Tracking progress of policies and actions: David Rich / World Resources Institute;
  • Linkages to (bottom-up) inventories of mobile source emissions: Marion Vieweg / Member of the expert Group on MRV – GIZ Transfer Project;
  • Q&A, sharing of views and experiences from participants.

Material and Presentations:
Inventoribility - Verena Graichen
Policy Tracking - David Rich
Transport Sector - Marion Vieweg 


Webinar 3:

Accounting for the AFOLU Sector.
Thursday, 27th July, 15:00-16:00 Central European Time (CET) 

The significance of the AFOLU sector in terms of its contribution to emissions, but also reduction potentials, is significant in most non-industrialized countries. Yet monitoring in and accounting for this sector represents a great challenge, due to the dispersed nature of emission sources and their interaction with natural processes. These specific circumstances will be discussed in light of NDC accounting for this sector -as a whole- alongside existing levels of disaggregation of mitigation actions.

Agenda/Materials and Presentations



NDC Accounting: How to Frame it?
NDC Webinar: Tracking NDC Progress
Webinar 3 Accounting in the AFOLU Sector