Presentation on theme: "UNFCCC secretariat Enhanced Interactions and Direct Communication – Policy matters First SDM Joint Coordination Workshop Bonn, Germany, 23 - 24 March 2012."— Presentation transcript:
UNFCCC secretariat Enhanced Interactions and Direct Communication – Policy matters First SDM Joint Coordination Workshop Bonn, Germany, 23 - 24 March 2012 Fatima-Zahra Taibi, OSD/SDM
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
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
Existing mechanisms for interaction Two main areas: 1.Communication on policy matters 2.Communication on case-specific issues
Communication on policy matters 1.Communication initiated by the Board 2.Communication initiated by stakeholders
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
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
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
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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