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Enhancing Today's MRV Framework to Meet Tomorrow's Needs

The Role of National Communications and Inventories

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change employs a system of national communications and greenhouse gas inventories to monitor implementation of the Convention. This analysis examines the strengths and weaknesses of that system in the context of a post-2012 international climate...


Keeping Track

National Positions and Design Elements of an MRV Framework

As country representatives meet under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to forge a new climate agreement, a major challenge dominates discussions: how can a system be created to assure that countries are held accountable for their commitments and...

Mitigation Actions in China

Measurement, Reporting and Verification

This paper seeks to facilitate progress on the provisions in the BAP by examining how Chinese climate change policy and the implementation of these policies is monitored at the domestic level and may offer insights to the international community as they consider an international structure for...

Competitiveness, Leakage and Comparability

Disciplining The Use of Trade Measures Under a Post-2012 Climate Agreement

As the United States, the European Union and other Annex I Parties prepare legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions post-2012, their policymakers are under increasing pressure from domestic constituencies to include trade measures as part of domestic climate policy. This paper analyzes the...


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