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A robust and effective transparency and accountability regime under the Paris Agreement is the foundation on which critical climate ambition can build.

The Paris Agreement on climate change sets a goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 - 2 degrees.

PACT advances the development of robust and effective transparency and accountability rules and processes for the Paris Agreement on climate change by developing options and approaches for the transparency framework, building consensus among parties and supplying relevant and timely inputs to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.

Throughout the project, PACT will:

  • Conduct rigorous research and analysis of technical, policy, legal and political considerations related to the development of the transparency and accountability regime of the Paris Agreement.
  • Hold national, regional and international meetings with a wide range of targeted stakeholders to further inform and enhance this research and analysis, while building capacity and awareness among key stakeholders.
  • Undertake actions to enhance the in-country capacity of developing countries, including middle-income developing countries, to ensure their full participation in UNFCCC decision-making processes and improvement over time in the quality of the information they submit to the UNFCCC.

Expected outcomes

  • A set of options and approaches for the modalities, procedures and guidelines (MPGs) for transparency under the Paris Agreement
  • Stakeholder engagement, including through national, regional and international meetings
  • Specific text suggestions, including legal text
  • Enhanced country capacities

 

PACT is grateful to the donors who support the work of the consortium: the European Commission; ClimateWorks Foundation; Irish Aid; and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).