Partnership Assembly Meeting (PA8): Mexico City

The 8th meeting of the Partnership Assembly took place in Mexico City
Tunisia became an Implementing Country Participant, Thailand received funding to implement its MRP, and Morocco and Colombia presented draft MRPs for feedback. Singapore provided insight on its climate change action and host Mexico presented its Special Climate Change Program.
Mar 03 - 05, 2014
Mexico City, Mexico
Day 1: March 3, 2014
8:30 Registration
1. Opening and Introduction
Co-Chair: Luis Muñozcano, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico
Co-Chair: Sveinung Kvalø, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
Under Secretary Rodolfo Lacy, SEMARNAT, Mexico
Harold Bedoya, World Bank
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
Update since PA7
2. Information Sharing
Implementing Country Participants and Observers updated the PA on their PMR activities, in particular on the status of their MRP. The updates were made through PowerPoint presentations or oral briefings.
Beatriz Bugeda, SEMARNAT, Mexico
Mexico: Climate Change Law and Policies
Wei Mei Hum, National Climate Change Secretariat, Singapore
Singapore: Climate Change Strategy
Liudmila Naydenova, UNFCCC
UNFCCC: Progress on Emerging Mechanisms
Constanze Haug, ICAP
ICAP: Introducing ETS Knowledge Sharing Activities
10:45 Break
3. Presentation of Final MRP for Decision on MRP Implementation Funding
Thailand presented a draft MRP at PA7 in Marrakesh. In this session, Thailand presented the core elements of its final MRP, highlighting any significant changes from the draft version. The PA considered this version of the MRP for a funding allocation decision. Adoption of a resolution on funding allocation is made under agenda item 9.
Bongkoch Kittisompun and Puttipar Rotkittikhun, Greenhouse Gas Management Organization, Thailand
Thailand: Final MRP Presentation
Thailand: Final MRP
12:15 Lunch
4. Presentation of Draft MRP
Morocco and Colombia presented their draft MRPs in order to seek feedback from the PA; a representative from the PMR Expert Group who carried out the Expert Feedback Process also presented observations and suggestions. Funding consideration at PA9.
Delegated Ministry in charge of the Environment, Morocco
Morocco: Draft MRP Presentation
Morocco: Draft MRP
Morocco: Draft MRP (French)
Michael Lazarus, Stockholm Environment Institute
Morocco: Expert MRP Presentation
15:30 Break
Claudia Díaz, Ministry of Transport and Nathaly Torregroza, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
Colombia: Draft MRP Presentation
Colombia: Draft MRP
Pedro Barata, GET2C
Colombia: Expert MRP Presentation
17:30 Wrap up
End of Day 1
Day 2: March 4, 2014
5. Strategic Orientation of the PMR
The Secretariat circulated Note PA7-2013-2 on the strategic direction for Participants feedback. Based on feedback received, the Secretariat presented Strategic Orientation - Update Since PA7 (Note PA8-2014-1). In addition, the Secretariat proposed three areas of further development:
Upstream Analytical Work to Support Development of Policy Options for Mid- and Long-Term Mitigation Objectives (Note PA8-2014-2);
Proposal for the Creation of a New Category of PMR Participant: The Technical Partner (Note PA8-2014-3); and
Note on Piloting Market-Based Instruments (Note PA8-2014-4).
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
Strategic Orientation: Update Since PA7 Presentation
Note PA8-2014-1
Strategic Orientation: Support of Upstream Analytical Work
10:00 Break
Pierre Guigon, PMR Secretariat
Strategic Orientation: Proposal for Creation of New Category of Participant
Note PA8-2014-3
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat and Alexander Lotsch, FCPF team
Strategic Orientation: Piloting Scaled-up Emissions Reduction Programs
Note PA8-2014-4
12:30 Lunch
6. Targeted PMR Support
At PA7, the PA allocated up to $1 million to Kazakhstan to support the implementation of its ETS. Kazakhstan presented a proposal for activities to use these funds.
Craig Meisner, World Bank and Jan-Willem van de Ven, EBRD
Kazakhstan: Donor Coordination
Sergey Vassilyev, Climate Change Coordination Centre, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan: Proposal for Technical Targeted Support (Presentation)
Kazakhstan: Proposal for Targeted Technical Support
7. Presentation of the OF
During PA7, Tunisia shared an OF at PA8 for consideration. Decision on accepting Tunisia as an Implementing Country and allocation of funding is made under agenda item 9.
Afef Jaafar, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines, Tunisia
Tunisia: Expression of Interest
Tunisia: Organizing Framework
16:00 Break
8. Updates on Countries’ MRPs
This session is includes two sessions:
- Update on MRP preparation: Implementing Country Participants that are in the process of preparing the MRP updated the PA on the status of their work, focusing on developments since their last update to the PA; and

Update on MRP implementation: Implementing Country Participants that have been allocated implementation funding updated the PA on the status of the MRP implementation.
Peter Janoska, Economic Tax Analysis, South Africa
South Africa: Update on the MRP Preparation and Carbon Tax Policy Consultation
China: Update on MRP Implementation
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam
Vietnam: Progress Update
Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Turkey
Turkey: Progress Update
9. Election of Co-chairs, Decisions, and Next Steps
In accordance with the Governance Framework, the World Bank will chair the first two meetings of the PA. Subsequent meetings will be co-chaired by a representative elected, respectively, from the Contributing Participants and from the Implementing Country Participants. Co-chairs serve for one PA meeting. Contributing and Implementing Country Participants meet separately to elect their respective co-chair. Each group announced the results of their decision to the PA.
Adoption of Decisions by Participants
o Confirmation of Tunisia’s Participation as an Implementing Country Participant in the PMR and Allocation of the PMR Preparation Phase Funding for Activities in Tunisia
Resolution No. PA8/2014-1
o Allocation of the Implementation Phase Funding to Thailand
Resolution No. P87/2014-2
o Amendment to the PMR Governance Framework
Resolution No. PA8/2014-3
o Amendment to the Rules of Procedure for the Meetings of the PMR
Resolution No. PA8/2014-4
o Allocation of funding for Targeted Technical Support to Kazakhstan
Resolution No. PA8/2014-5
Meredith McGreavy, PMR Secretariat
Next Steps and Meetings Schedule
18:00 Wrap up
End of Day 2
Day 3: March 5, 2014
10. Update on Knowledge Management
Fostering knowledge exchange is a core objective of the PMR. Under this agenda item, the Secretariat reported on recent developments regarding its Technical Work Program.
Michael McCormick, PMR Secretariat
MRV: Update on Work Program
Pankaj Bhatia, World Resources Institute
MRV: Presentation of Draft Guidance Document on Facility-level Reporting
Tang Jin, SinoCarbon
MRV Practice In China
10:30 Wrap up
End of PA8
Briefing on New World Bank Initiatives
Bengt Boström, Energy Agency, Sweden
Briefing on Developments of the Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev)
Brice Quesnel, World Bank
Briefing on the Pay-for-Performance Facility for Methane
John Rogers, World Bank
Briefing on the Climate Smart Planning Platform
12:30 Lunch
End of meeting

Meeting Documents

Draft MRP Presentations

Expressions of Interest (EoI)

Final MRP Presentations

Organizing Frameworks

Technical Partner Documents