Accounting rules for the achievement of the mitigation goals of non-Annex I countries
As of: May 2018
Objective and activities
In cooperation with Costa Rica, Colombia and Mexico, the project is developing and applying practical guidelines and specific accounting rules for the respective mitigation goals in the framework of a future climate regime. Currently, the goals of emerging and developing countries differ vastly The accounting rules within the Kyoto Protocol and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) currently do not cover different types of goals. Within the context of the project, the partners are developing a software tool for measuring the degree of progress towards achieving many different types of goals. Upon completion, this tool will be applied in the countries and also made available to other countries in international fora. With this activity, the project is creating the basis for a goal-oriented climate policy, because the progress towards reaching national goals will thereby become apparent. This contributes to a higher level of transparency and improved monitoring of government actions. The definition of the accounting rules can significantly influence the actual mitigation and thereby the achievement of the two-degree target.
State of implementation/results
- 2nd and 3rd Quarter 2017: Webinar series in English to present and discuss the accounting concept based on the previous project discussions and results
- Joint workshop with the 'Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement' (PATPA) in Costa Rica from 06.-08.12.2017 planned
- Side Event on COP 23: presentation and discussion of the current project results