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UNFCCC Roster of Experts Status and updates UNFCCC side event: Training programme for GHG

UNFCCC Roster of Experts Status and updates UNFCCC side event: Training programme for GHG inventory review experts, UNFCCC Roster of Experts, and the Kyoto Protocol Reference Manual Nairobi, 13 November 2006 Ina Lambert Review and Analysis subprogramme, RDA

Purpose (1) Secretariat organizes the following activities (amongst others) with the help of experts

Purpose (1) Secretariat organizes the following activities (amongst others) with the help of experts : • Reviews of GHG inventories from Annex I Parties • Reviews of national communications from Annex I Parties • Activities in the field of Technologies and technology transfer, methodological issues. . . )

Purpose • Participation of these experts in these activities has to be officially endorsed

Purpose • Participation of these experts in these activities has to be officially endorsed by National Focal Points = nomination to Ro. E • NFP or designated Roster custodian submits contact info and details on education, experience and expertise to the secretariat

Taking stock (1) • The current roster as is has existed for 6 years

Taking stock (1) • The current roster as is has existed for 6 years (mandated by SBSTA 11, FCCC/SBSTA/1999/14) • Number of experts entered or updated since 2000: 650 from 110 countries • Number of countries having online access to the Roster of Experts: 50

Taking stock (2) Field of expertise (experts can be nominated for several fields) Number

Taking stock (2) Field of expertise (experts can be nominated for several fields) Number of experts GHG inventory 432 Policies and measures and analysis of GHG abatement issues 332 Projections of GHG emissions and assessment of GHG abatement options 302 Technologies, including transfer, financial resources and development 193 Mechanisms 200 Vulnerability assessment, climate change impacts, and adaptation 221 Research and systematic observation 191

Updated website • Quick access to nomination facility • Short explanation in 3 steps

Updated website • Quick access to nomination facility • Short explanation in 3 steps – Relevant information has to be passed from expert to National Focal Point or Roster custodian – National Focal Point or Roster custodian enters information into self-explanatory online system – National Focal Point or Roster custodian sends expert’s CV to [email protected] int • Nomination without delay • 1 st hand information

Conclusions (1) • Permanent need of new experts. Demand for expert reviewers has increased,

Conclusions (1) • Permanent need of new experts. Demand for expert reviewers has increased, and will continue to increase with implementation of the Kyoto Protocol reviews (e. g. initial reviews: 230 experts needed vs 160 experts available) • Overlap in the use of experts from multiple UNFCCC processes • New nominations to take pressure off existing experts!

Conclusions (2) • Online nomination by Parties ensures – a streamlined & automated nomination

Conclusions (2) • Online nomination by Parties ensures – a streamlined & automated nomination process – accurate & relevant information in the Ro. E • Data has to be checked and updated regularly! Only Parties can do this

Thank you For more information or to provide feedback contact: Roster@unfccc. int

Thank you For more information or to provide feedback contact: [email protected] int