Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG)

CCXG Workshop on Opportunities for developing Common Reporting Tables - May 2021

25-26 May, 2021
12:00 - 15:30
Paris, France
Virtual Meeting

This special workshop was held in addition to the Global Forums organised by the CCXG twice a year. Similar to the Global Forums, this workshop enabled participants to develop a shared understanding of issues relevant to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The workshop offered a platform to support the ongoing negotiations on the development of Common Reporting Tables (CRTs) to be adopted under the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework. It was an informal meeting and discussions were not attributed.


Pre-session ressources

Presentation from the CCXG Secretariat:

Training webinar on getting familiar with the CRF reporter, UNFCCC (2020):

Day 1: Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Session 1: Sharing experience: Challenges and opportunities in using CRF tables and the CRF Reporter

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 CRFs and the CRF Reporter, and Non-Annex I Parties highlighted potential challenges and solutions in transitioning to the Common Reporting Tables (CRT) system.

Facilitator: Hyunsoo Yun (CCXG Chair)



Session 2: Sectoral and background data tables: Opportunities for improvement

During this session, speakers and participants discussed opportunities for improving or adjusting current sectoral and background data tables with a view of including them in the set of CRTs currently being developed by the SBSTA. The session focussed on three sectors: Energy, Agriculture and Land-use, Land-use Change and Forestry (LULUCF).

Parallel breakout groups provided participants the opportunity to discuss specific sectoral and background tables on Energy and on Agriculture & LULUCF in more detail.

Facilitator: Sandra Motshwanedi (South Africa)



Day 2: Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Session 3: Options for implementing flexibility within CRTs 

During this session, speakers and participants were invited to discuss main options and related challenges related to the implementation of flexibility within CRTs.

Parallel breakout groups provided participants the opportunity to discuss how flexibility provisions for specific reporting elements can be implemented in CRTs.

Facilitator: Henrik Neier (Austria)



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