WEBINAR: Development of Reporting Framework for the private sector with the focus on Sustainable Development Assessment

20 August, 2020 16:00

Even though the enhanced transparency framework will enter into full implementation phase by 2024, many developing countries still lack the tools, institutional and human capacity to comprehensively assess the impacts of national policies and actions. However, private sector and other non-state actions are not well reflected in national or international efforts. Therefore, transparency efforts need to be developed to ensure that the many private sector and other non-state actor actions are appropriately Measured, Reported and Verified (MRV), both as part of national efforts and to bring credibility to the many international pledges made by these groups of actors.

The Webinar will walk the participants through the steps required for Measuring and Reporting on the Sustainable Development benefits of their mitigation actions in common and agreed formats, which will give the private sector enhanced credibility from both the national and international points of view, including in the context of UNFCCC negotiations. Documenting how the private sector and other non-state actors have contributed to the sustainable development goals and targets will be instrumental in furthering their engagement in the necessary enhanced ambition required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda. In addition, the application of the ICAT Sustainable Development Methodology will be presented, which helps users such as private sectors systematically assess multiple impacts of their actions. An integrated approach can help governments achieve the objectives of both the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Thursday 20 August 2020, 16:00 AM – 17:00 CET, Online.

16:02-16:12 CET:
• Introducing the project objectives “Increased transparency and documentation of private sector contributions to NDCs”.
       – Maria Paz Cigarán, Libélula CEO.

16:12-16:45 CET:
• Importance of sustainable Development assessment and reporting for private sectors transparency and its linkage with Enhanced Transparency Framework
• Introducing the ICAT Sustainable Development Framework and its application for private sectors
       – Fatemeh Bakhtiari, Senior Researcher, DTU Management, Technical University of Denmark – DTU

16:45-16:55 CET
• Overview of other existing tools for private sectors to assess their sustainable development benefits resulted from their climate change mitigation actions.
       – Yan Dong. DTU Management Alumni, Consultant and CEO of WERD Consulting Firm

16:55-17:10 CET
Questions and Answers

Speakers’ biography

• Maria Paz Cigarán is the current CEO of Libélula with more than 12 years of experience in climate change and development both in the public and private sector. She has participated in supporting the Peruvian government in the international negotiations, led the national climate change program and negotiation team; served as Lead Reviewer of Annex I GHG Inventories to the UNFCCC; provided climate change technical assistance for LAC countries, coordinated project implementation and facilitated international meetings.

• Fatemeh Bakhtiari is a Senior Researcher at UNEP DTU Partnership. Her research focus includes analytical work to develop tools for analyzing and prioritizing mitigation actions and baseline methodologies using choice experiment modelling , as well as quantification and monetization of the sustainable development co-benefits of mitigation actions in the context of monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of these actions. In addition, she is interested in Non-state actors’ transparency and governance.

• Yan Dong obtained Ph.D. in engineering (environment) at Technical University of Denmark. She has 10 years experiences in a variety of sustainability issues, including environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), climate change policies assessment, sustainability development and stakeholder analysis. She has conducted extensive LCA studies to assess the sustainable impacts of climate policy and products. She has worked in DTU and UNEP as researcher, teacher and project coordinator for few international collaboration projects on life cycle assessment and international climate change policy projects.

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