Recommendations for national communications process under UNFCCCAt COP 16 governments need to agree to a fair, ambitious and balanced Cancun package. The Cancun package should secure consensus on key areas of substance, and identify a way forward on the negotiation process.
It is imperative that Parties make progress on the issue of measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV) -a checklist for accountability on measures for emission reductions.
The recommendation papers on this page examine where Parties need to make progress on one particular element of the MRV system for developing and developed countries National Communications process. These have been written by IndyACT, Germanwatch, Greenpeace and WWF .
In addition to this, WWF released an analyisis earlier this year called - Counting the Gigatonnes: Building Trust in Greenhouse Gas Inventories from the United States and China. This paper outlines the systems already in place in both countries that can ensure accurate and timely data on greenhouse gas emissions.
The United States and China, by far the world’s two biggest emitters of greenhouse gas pollution, have the technology and processes in place right now to accurately measure and report their emissions of CO2 and other heat-trapping gases.