UNFCCC Publishes Review of Croatia’s Fifth National Communication

UNFCCC7 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the in-depth review of the Croatia's fifth national communication (NC5) (FCCC/IDR.5/HRV). The report covers the centralized in-depth review of Croatia's NC5, coordinated by the UNFCCC Secretariat, in accordance with the guidelines for review under Protocol Article 8 (decision 22/CMP.1).

The expert review team (ERT) noted that Croatia's NC5 complies in general with the Guidelines for the preparation of Annex I national communications, Part II: UNFCCC reporting guidelines on national communications, and that as required by decision 15/CMP.1 (Guidelines for the preparation of the information required under Protocol Article 7), and contains supplementary information required under Protocol Article 7.2 (submission of information to demonstrate compliance with Protocol commitments).

The ERT concluded that the NC5 generally provides a good overview of Croatia's national climate policy of Croatia. It also concluded that the information provided in the NC5 includes most mandatory information required by the UNFCCC reporting guidelines and most elements of the supplementary information under Protocol Article 7.2, with the exception of certain elements. During the review, Croatia provided some information on the missing reporting elements.

In the course of the review, the ERT formulated several recommendations relating to the completeness and transparency of Croatia's reporting, including that Croatia should improve completeness and transparency of reporting by including in the next national communication some specific information. [Publication: Report of the In-depth Review of the Fifth National Communication of Croatia]