Presentation on theme: "1 Andrew Howard UNFCCC secretariat International transaction log Checks, public information and modalities Intersessional."— Presentation transcript:
1 Andrew Howard UNFCCC secretariat International transaction log Checks, public information and modalities Intersessional consultations on registry systems Bonn 8-10 November 2004
2 ITL development Technical design specifications developed ITL checklist developed ITL developer and host to be selected through open tender Development will build upon common elements of the CITL (which is based on the ITL technical design specifications) Aim to initialize first registries in mid-2005 Development subject to receipt of Parties’ voluntary funding
3 ITL check specifications Policy-type descriptions Draft note for publication by ITL … web address ITL technical specifications (annex F) Check descriptions, response codes, process steps DES technical specifications (annex E) Check descriptions and response codes
4 ITL reports Possible public information
5 Information held in the ITL Unit blocks Each unit issued, its status and the registry in which it is currently held Transaction logsCurrent and historical transaction records Reconciliation logs All reconciliation actions performed, inconsistent unit blocks identified and cases of manual intervention carried out Notification logs All notifications to sent to registries and record of whether actions are carried out
6 Mandated public information Decision 19/CP.7, annex, para 43 (d) All transaction records Date/time of transaction completion
7 Purposes of public information? What is the value-added of ITL information? Facilitate Article 8 review process Consolidate information from all registries? Provide information not available from registries? What confidentiality criteria should be applied, if any?
8 Public information types? Holdings and transaction information equivalent to annual reporting by Parties -Aggregated for individual Parties -Aggregated across all Parties -Current, annual and historical information Information on units in unresolved discrepancies Registry reconciliation status Status of requirements in ITL notifications List of ITL checks (on basis of annex F) Record of each transaction in each registry? Date/time of completion of each registry?
9 ITL administrator Possible modalities
10 Current ITL administrator activities Maintain the communications hub Perform checks to verify the validity of transactions -Inform registries of discrepancies -Forward discrepancy record to Article 8 review teams Record information Reconcile data with registries Make information public and available for review teams Send notifications of action to be done in 30 days, monitor progress, send non-replacement records to Article 8 review
11 Further ITL administrator activities? Publish authoritative versions of the data exchange standards Facilitate administrators’ technical cooperation group Legal arrangements with registries and STLs Initialization of registry communications Support for secure registry systems network Additional notification types for action in 30 days Access data in external sources to facilitate checks (C&A database, CDM and JI information systems) Pass through messages to STLs
12 COP/MOP and funding COP/MOP issues Nature and frequency of reporting Recommendations for further actions and decisions Guidance to the ITL administrator Long-term operational funding Core budget of the secretariat Voluntary funding provided to the secretariat Connection or transaction fees for the ITL