Pre-COP 23 All Stakeholder Consultative Dialogue(MRV AND TRANSPARENCY)

Aug 17 2017 | 01:10:45
The thematic consultation on MRV and transparency took place on 17 August 2017 in which stakeholders from government and non-governmental entities discussed transparency and MRV issues. The session was chaired by Kashmala Kakakhel, an expert on climate finance and international climate policy issues. Mr. Irfan Tariq, DG Environment and Climate Change, while providing an introduction to the audience on the topic, said that Pakistan would need to place institutional and domestic mechanisms in order tocorrectly measure, report, and verify climate data in its NDC document and other reporting obligations. Participants focused on both technical issues and political redlines related to Pakistan's position on MRV and transparency discussions under the Paris Agreement and the UNFCCC. Mr. Inam-ul-Haq, former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, attended the meeting as a guest speaker. In his remarks he emphasized on the need to take corrective measures to address climate change in Pakistan. The meeting was concluded by Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, Secretary MoCC with a powerful message urging stakeholders to continue working together, persevering in the face of challenges, and finding solutions that are workable and realistic.