Presentation on theme: "Reporting on Education, Training and Public Awareness Introductory presentation by the UNFCCC secretariat Workshop on the preparation of fourth national."— Presentation transcript:
Reporting on Education, Training and Public Awareness Introductory presentation by the UNFCCC secretariat Workshop on the preparation of fourth national communications from Annex I Parties Dublin, 30 September – 1 October 2004
Overview UNFCCC reporting guidelines: main provisions relevant to education, training and public awareness C&S report of NC3s: some general issues and problems identified IDRs of NC3s: examples of good practice in reporting on education, training and public awareness New Delhi work programme on Article 6: implications on NC4 reporting Some starting points for the discussion
UNFCCC reporting guidelines In accordance with Articles 4.1(i), 6 and 12.1(b), Annex I Parties shall communicate information on their actions relating to education, training and public awareness Parties should report, inter alia, on –public information and education materials –resource or information centres –training programmes, and –participation in international activities Parties may report on the extent of public participation in the preparation or domestic review of the national communication
Findings and Problems encountered Findings –Article 6 issues continued to feature prominently in the national communications, and most Parties could demonstrate progress –The initiatives were recent (less than 3–5 years) and described in detail –There was a growing tendency to report on other elements pertaining to Article 6, such as public participation and public access to information –The emerging use of electronic tools to facilitate this process was reported by many Parties, and was identified as a major opportunity to build up information resources and enhance partnerships and networking in this area Problems encountered –little or no information on international cooperation, in particular with regard to support to developing countries –little or no information on monitoring and evaluation of activities
Examples of good practice FRA, SWE, HUN, AUS, NDL made a reference to the current status of awareness and understanding, based on surveys (demonstrate progress and efficiency) Some Parties reported on the cost of implementation (AUT, BEL, CAN, CHE, EST, JPN, SWE) and effectiveness (CAN, FIN, NDL, NOR, SWE) of a few of their completed or ongoing programmes AUT, FIN reported specific programmes aimed at enhancing capacities in developing countries CAN, NDL, AUT reported on international and regional cooperation Most Parties provided links (URLs) to web sites
New Delhi Work Programme on A6 Review of progress and reporting (Decision 11/CP.8 ) The COP, through the SBSTA, will undertake a review of progress in the implementation of this work programme by 2007, with an intermediate review of progress in 2004 All Parties are requested to report in their national communications, where possible, and in other reports, on their accomplishments, lessons learned, experiences gained, and remaining gaps and barriers observed.
C&S of views from Parties on possible ways to improve reporting on A6 activities in NCs Key recommendations reported by Parties : Key recommendations reported by Parties (FCCC/SBI/2003/17) : A separate chapter of the NCs should be dedicated to reporting on activities relating to Article 6, including activities relating to the implementation of the New Delhi work programme on Article 6, where possible; Additional and/or separate interim reports on the implementation of the New Delhi work programme on Article 6 shall remain a voluntary initiative by Parties; Parties be invited to make use of the current guidelines for reporting on Article 6 matters in NCs; Parties be invited to take note of other sources of guidance as provided by UNFCCC official documents on related Article 6 matters, and in particular as contained in the New Delhi work programme on Article 6.
Starting points for the discussion How to improve reporting on international cooperation in Article 6 activities, in particular with regard to support to developing countries? How to improve reporting on monitoring and evaluation of Article 6 activities? What indicators are the best in describing policy performance of Article 6 activities? Activities made in other contexts (e.g. Agenda 21, Aarhus Convention): Report in detail or make a reference to other documents and websites? What are the implications from the review process of New Delhi work programme (ref. FCCC/SBI/2003/17)?