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UNFCCC Releases CGE’s Note on E-learning Programmes for Non-Annex I Parties’ Communications

UNFCCC19 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report containing the progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) (FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.15).

The CGE held its 7th meeting in Accra, Ghana, from 17-19 September 2012, to consider progress achieved in implementing its work programme between April and September 2012, including developing a concept note on the e-learning programmes on the preparation of national communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention. The progess report contains this concept note from the CGE on National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties, on the objectives, scope, possible beneficiaries, and delivery of the proposed e-learning programmes.

The CGE e-learning programmes are aimed at enhancing capacities and increasing the pool of national experts from non- Annex I parties involved in the preparation of national communications, as well as other stakeholders; and enhancing the availability and cost-effectiveness of training, complementing and building on CGE regional workshops. The targeted participants will be national communication managers, sectoral experts and other stakeholders from non-Annex I parties involved in the preparation of their national communications.

In updating the training materials, the CGE will take into consideration the invitation of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) to consider the current and future needs of non-Annex I parties, as well as the provisions of the Convention and the relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP).

The report on the e-learning programmes will be considered by SBI at its 37th session in Doha, Qatar, at the end of 2012. [Publication: Concept Note on the e-learning Programmes]