UN Climate Change
A first-of-its-kind workshop was held from 20 to 21 May at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, giving developing countries the opportunity to show what actions they are taking to reduce emissions, highlight the associated challenges and gaps, and provide an overview of international support received and needed.
Known as a facilitative sharing of views (FSV), it forms part of the international consultation and analysis (ICA) process for developing countries, the objective of which is to increase the transparency of mitigation actions and their effects in a manner that is non-intrusive, non-punitive, and respectful of national sovereignty.
At the opening of the workshop, the Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) highlighted the relevance of this first-ever FSV workshop and congratulated the presenting Parties for being the first to complete the ICA cycle.
A total of 13 developing countries gave presentations, each of which was followed by a Q&A session. The presenting Parties were: Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Namibia, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia and Vietnam. In their presentations, most of them expressed the need for continued international support in helping them improve their national systems for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) among others.
Developed countries commended the efforts made in sharing information on mitigation action in a very transparent manner. The ensuing questions were mostly facilitative and forward looking in the sense of getting further clarity on experiences and lessons learned, as well as on the challenges and constraints encountered in undertaking climate action.
The next round of FSV will be conducted at COP 22 in Marrakesh in November.