This paper was originally written as an input into the sixth meeting of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV in Panama City in October 2011.

Executive Summary

The International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV was launched by the Governments of Germany, South Africa and South Korea at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue I, in May 2010, in Germany. It aims to support practical exchange and sharing of experiences between developing and developed countries, and to support in particular developing countries around three themes: the design and implementation of National Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and the set up of systems to measure, report and verify (MRV) mitigation actions.

The paper aims to take stock of what was discussed at the Partnership meetings and draw lessons learned from the first five meetings. It also aims to help further develop the Partnership’s activities and enhance its value to the international climate community.