If we are to bridge the gap between climate science and action, we need strategic and coordinated efforts to help 196 countries build their institutional capacity and workforce. We have until 2020 for the objectives of the agreement to come into force. The Coalition serves as an expert forum on coordinating and accelerating capacity-building activities. The provisions of the Convention on Capacity Building can serve as a basis for all other institutions, mechanisms and processes. This document builds on a historical perspective on the UNFCCC`s efforts to present concrete proposals for capacity building in Paris and the capacity-building initiative for transparency, and on a broader perspective on the key elements of sustainable capacity building. One of the themes that negotiators will focus on at the COP25 climate change conference is capacity building: equipping all countries with the tools they need to fight climate change. It is the responsibility of the Coalition on Capacity Building under the Paris Agreement to accelerate the debate on an inclusive and intelligent comprehensive capacity-building strategy. We want to do this by creating a coordination forum for practitioners. By bringing together global experts on climate change capacity building and LVRs (measurement, report and verification), the Coalition is working to develop consensus recommendations for a capacity-building strategy that we will share with the UNFCCC and other stakeholders. Improving the transparency framework of the Paris Agreement imposes new and stricter requirements on developing countries. For many countries, the implementation of these new requirements is essential to support capacity building. This new document from the Climate Transparency Project examines in particular ways to improve new requirements, highlight countries` experience in transparency, and map initiatives and processes to support capacity building. Check out our Coalition Page, you`ll learn more about our activities and our progressive approach to information on strategic capacity building under the Paris Agreement.
With the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, we are now turning to implementation. The coalition makes an informed contribution to the Paris Capacity Development Committee (PCCB) and the Capacity Building for Transparency (CBIT) initiative. Investments in national capacity to implement the Paris Agreement must be greater, faster and much smarter than previous efforts. by Mizan Khan, Ambuj Sagar, Saleemul Huq and Penda Kante Thiam With increased political will to fight climate change, national decision-makers are now at the centre of concerns to build the future of the fight against climate change, and this quickly. Transparency is needed more than ever to embark on increasingly ambitious national paths. If you prefer to download the publication directly, click here. We recognize a significant gap between the national commitments set out in the Paris Agreement and the ability of most countries to reduce emissions, measure their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change measures and report them transparently.