The missing links after COP24
- Dec 19, 2018 4:52 pm GMT
With much applause and many congratulatory statements, COP24 in Katowice finally ended on Saturday evening, after a marathon flurry of activity to get the Paris ‘rule book’ completed. What emerged was a lengthy and detailed 130+ page set of texts that introduces national governments to a version of the detailed questioning and transparency requirements that companies currently face under various carbon disclosure processes and protocols.
For example, under the framework required to track the progress on nationally determined contributions (NDC), countries are required to advise;
- Target(s) and description, including target type(s) (e.g. economy-wide absolute emissions reduction, emissions intensity reduction, emissions reductions below a projected baseline, mitigation co-benefits of adaptation actions or economic diversification plans, policies and measures, and other);
- Target year(s) or period(s), and whether they are single-year or multi-year target(s);
- Reference point(s), level(s), baseline(s), base year(s) or starting point(s), and their respective value(s);
- Time frame(s) and/or periods for implementation;
- Scope and coverage, including, as relevant, sectors, categories, activities, sources and sinks, pools and gases;
- Intention to use cooperative approaches that involve the use of internationally transferred mitigation outcomes under Article 6 towards NDCs under Article 4 of the Paris Agreement;
- Any updates or clarifications of previously reported information (e.g. recalculation of previously reported inventory data, or greater detail on methodologies or use of cooperative approaches).
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