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UNFCCC secretariat Enhanced Interactions and Direct Communication – Policy matters First SDM Joint Coordination Workshop Bonn, Germany, 23 - 24 March 2012.

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1 UNFCCC secretariat Enhanced Interactions and Direct Communication – Policy matters First SDM Joint Coordination Workshop Bonn, Germany, March 2012 Fatima-Zahra Taibi, OSD/SDM

2 Background Decision 2/CMP.5 requested the Board to enhance communication with PPs and stakeholders regarding individual projects Decision 3/CMP.6 requested the Board to enhance direct communication with PPs and stakeholders: Communication that can be initiated by the secretariat on cases Stakeholder consultations on general issues Intensified use of public calls on major regulatory decisions Decision 3/CMP.6 requested the Board to ensure editorial errors do not lead to incompleteness Decision 3/CMP.6 requested the secretariat to increase the transparency on the status of case-specific information EB 62 adopted the modalities and procedures for direct communication with stakeholders

3 Objectives of interactions Support the Board and its support structure in identifying areas in the CDM regulatory framework for enhancing objectivity and clarity, and/or ensuring environmental integrity Allow the Board and its support structure to obtain relevant information at appropriate moments Enhance the stakeholders understanding of CDM rules Ensure transparency

4 Existing mechanisms for interaction Two main areas: 1.Communication on policy matters 2.Communication on case-specific issues

5 Communication on policy matters 1.Communication initiated by the Board 2.Communication initiated by stakeholders

6 Communication initiated by the Board Global/regional DNA Forum meetings (nb of meetings decided in MAP) Interaction with global DNA forum Chair at EB meetings (2/year) Board + secretariat DNAs Interaction at EB meetings (every meeting) Interaction at CDM-AP meetings(2/year) Conference calls after each EB meetings Board/CDM AP secretariat DOEs/ AEs

7 Communication initiated by the Board Board/ Support structure Stake- holders Interaction at EB meetings (every meeting) Calls for input, targeted workshop (during preparation of regulatory documents with significant impact on stakeholders) System-wide consultation workshops (round tables, Joint Coordination Workshop). Nb to be decided at the beginning of the year Input to the annotated agenda of the Board meetings

8 Communication initiated by stakeholders Board/Support structure DNAs PPs/Civil Society Request for clarification/guidance or feedback through dedicated interface Make responses available to all AEs/DOEs, DNAs, or public unless confidentiality requested secretariat The secretariat direclty responds to queries whenever possible Board/Support structure AEs/ DOEs Board/Support structure

9 Implementation challenges Timely response to letters from stakeholders One weeks for inputs to EB annotated agenda considered to be too short Feed-back mechanism for repoting on how the submissions have been taken account of Recommendations for improvements?


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