Article / 07 Nov, 2017
Developing Countries to Showcase Their Climate Actions

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 7 - At the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, five developing countries will present their achievements and outline the different challenges they face in their actions to limit their greenhouse gas emissions to date.

In a fourth round of what is known as a ‘facilitative sharing of views’ (FSV) session, Armenia, Ecuador, Georgia, Jamaica and Serbia will present the updates, including their actions to reduce emissions.

Jamaica is the first Small Islands Developing State (SIDS) country from the Caribbean region to present its update.

The FSV workshop will take place on Friday 10 November 2017, room Genf of the WCCB in the Bula Zone. All delegates are welcome to attend the workshop, which can also be viewed on UNFCCC YouTube.

This sharing of views involves an inter-active exchange of information and views between those countries presenting updates and all other countries who wish to be present.

Written questions to presenting countries are submitted in advance and these will be addressed and taken up by the presenting countries during the workshop.

For more detailed information on the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of countries mitigation updates, please watch this video.

Past rounds of the facilitative sharing of views, including at COP22 in Marrakech in 2016, provided a wealth of information on emissions mitigation actions in developing countries.

For example, through their presentations and interventions in Marrakech, governments demonstrated that even small countries can have large climate action ambitions. They also showed that their measuring, reporting and verification system provide an excellent basis for solid data collection that could help inform policy decisions at the national level.

Countries also benefitted from the feedback received during the Marrakech workshop, as it helped them to be better prepared for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The positive experience gained from this process is helping to lay a solid foundation for a new transparency framework under the Paris Agreement.