Enhancing transparency of climate change mitigation under the Paris Agreement: lessons from experience

An enhanced transparency framework will be a central component of the post-2020 international climate policy regime under the Paris Agreement, underpinning the dynamic process of updating nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and providing input to the global stocktakes on successive five-year cycles. The enhanced transparency framework will apply to all Parties, with flexibility in light of capacities. This paper highlights lessons learned from the existing transparency framework for mitigation that can help inform the development of modalities, procedures and guidelines for the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. It covers communication of the mitigation components of NDCs, reporting on progress in their implementation and achievement, technical review, and multilateral consideration of progress.