This CCXG workshop enabled participants to develop a shared understanding of issues relevant to the transparency discussions on the development of Common Reporting Tables (CRTs) for the reporting of national GHG inventories under the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement. During the workshop, participants had the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the current Common Reporting Format (CRF) tables and related reporting tools currently in use by Annex I Parties for the reporting of their national GHG inventories under the UNFCCC. Participants also had the opportunity to share experiences and views on the challenges and opportunities that the current reporting system offers so as to provide further inputs into the CRT discussions.
Participants included practitioners and negotiators from governments from a wide variety of countries, covering all major negotiating groups as well as delegates from inter-governmental organisations, the private sector, research organisations, and other relevant institutions.
12:00 - 13:15 Session 1: The Common Reporting Format system: CRF tables and the CRF Reporter
During this first introductory session, participants learnt about the key characteristics of the CRF tables and the key functions of the CRF Reporter. Concepts introduced in this session served as a basis for the discussions in the following sessions.
Moderator: Helen Plume (CCXG Chair)
13:30 - 15:00 Session 2: Sharing experience: Challenges and solutions in using CRF tables and the CRF Reporter (Part I)
During this session, speakers and participants were able to share their experience in reporting national GHG inventories. Annex I Parties discussed their key challenges and potential solutions in using CRF tables and the CRF Reporter, and Non-Annex I Parties highlighted potential challenges and solutions in transitioning to the Common Reporting Tables (CRT) system.
Moderator: Ricardo Fernandez (European Environment Agency)
15:30 - 17:00 Session 3: Sharing experience: Challenges and solutions in using CRF tables and the CRF Reporter (Part II)
During this session, speakers and participants were able to share their experience in reporting national GHG inventories. Annex I Parties shared and discussed what they identified as the key challenges and potential solutions in using CRF tables and the CRF Reporter, whereas Non-Annex I Parties shared their views on what could be the potential challenges and solutions in transitioning to the CRT system.
Moderator: Lea Kai (Lebanon)
11:00 - 17:00 Hands-on Training: Understanding the CRF Reporter
During these training sessions, participants had the opportunity to experiment first-hand some of the key functions of the CRF Reporter.
Moderator: Nashib Kafle (UNFCCC)
UNFCCC video recording:
11:30 - 13:00 Session 4: Tools and software to support and facilitate CRT reporting
During this session, participants were able to learn more about IT options and solutions that could support and facilitate CRT reporting.
Moderator: Marta Alfaro (Chile)
13:30 - 15:30 Session 5: Looking ahead: Opportunities in developing CRTs
During this session, speakers and participants had the opportunity to take stock of the outcomes of these three days of discussions to share views on the development of CRTs.
Moderator: Julia Gardiner (Australia)