International BUR Champions Workshop

The interactive workshop brought together advanced countries for an in-depth experience exchange among peers on challenges and lessons learned along the various steps and aspects in the BUR and the ICA process. Participants engaged in focused in-depth discussions on specific challenges and a variety of approaches for overcoming them. The workshop aimed to be a forum for discussing these concrete solutions with practitioners from other countries with the view to determine and consolidate the replicability of such success factors for the next round(s) of BUR.

Specifically, the workshop focused on challenges related to:

  • Processes and institutional arrangements for the BUR elaboration and political approval (buy-in of stakeholders, managing networks of data sources, etc.)
  • Data (access to data, data quality and data management, etc.)
  • Reporting of measures (e.g. NAMAs)
  • Finance models for BUR preparation (GEF funds, domestic funds, etc.)
  • Sustainable reporting (institutional memory, improving the MRV system along the BUR preparation etc.)
  • How to prepare for the ICA and first lessons learned.

You can find presentations, tools and other documents and instruments below:

Agenda and Concept Note

Day 1

Lisa Herrmann - Transparency Partnership
Lisa Herrmann - Case Clinics

UNFCCC, Mr. Jigme - Overview of BURs submitted

Rocio Lichte, GIZ - BUR / ICA Experience

Overcoming Challenges: Sharing Experiences from the BUR Process
Weijie Miao, China - Overcoming Challenges: Sharing Experiences from the BUR Process
Jenny Mager, Chile - Overcoming Challenges: Sharing Experiences from the BUR Process

World Café - Exchange with Annex-I countries on reporting
Malin Kanth - Swedish Experiences of Reporting
Harry Vreuls - Dutch Experiences of Reporting

Day 2

Introduction on the ICA Process
Rocio Lichte - Brief Introduction on the ICA Process

Sharing First Experiences on the ICA Process:
 Yara Daou - Lebanon
 Dr. Juana Itzchel Rieto Ruiz - Mexico

Day 3


1) Collect Earth Training on LULUCF activity data assessment and reporting under UNFCCC
Danilo Mollicone -Collect Earth - FAO

2) Data access and emission inventory in the Transport sector
Dirk Günther - UBA
Martin Schmied - UBA
Elena Scherer - GIZ

Further related Tools and Documents:

BUR Process Guidance Tool 
MRV Tool: How To Set up National MRV Systems
BUR, Biennial Update Report Template
Preparing for the ICA Process: Required efforts and capacities needed
WRI Policy and Action Standard