Institutional Readiness to Implement the Enhanced Transparency Framework: Is India Ready?

Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute,    Recent Publication: 2019

The idea of transparency for reporting and reviewing information on the climate policies and measures taken by Parties has emerged as one of the key elements gaining attention and weightage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The transparency framework has been evolving in detail and complexity aimed at maximizing mutual confidence between Parties while ensuring that the Parties are not unduly stretched beyond their capacities.

Reporting requirements have regularly been updated in the past through the Kyoto Protocol (2005) and subsequent decisions such as the Bali Action Plan and Cancun decisions. More recently, in December 2015, through Article 13 of the Paris Agreement (PA), Parties have agreed to undertake actions with a view to build mutual trust and confidence and promote the efficient implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as also act on obligations under the PA through a robust Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF).

This working paper intends to capture the recent developments on ETF post-COP24, its implications on developing Parties and assess India’s institutional readiness to comply with emerging requirements under the ETF so as to effectively implement the PA.