Partnership Assembly Meeting (PA9): Cologne

For the second time, Cologne hosted the Partnership Assembly. The city also hosted in May 2012. Photo source:
Colombia and Morocco received funding for their MRPs, while Brazil, Ukraine and Vietnam shared first drafts of theirs. Countries opened up on some of their carbon pricing work, including a carbon tax in Chile, emissions trading in the power sector in Mexico, and the latest on a national carbon market in China.
May 25 - 27, 2014
Cologne, Germany
Day 1: May 25, 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
Jochen Flasbarth, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Neeraj Prasad, World Bank
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
Update since PA8
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.
Silke Karcher, BMUB, Germany
Germany: Update on German Activities to Support Carbon Markets
Feng Liu, National Development and Reform Commission, China
China: Update on ETS pilots
Luis Muñozcano, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico
Mexico: Development on Emissions Trading for Power Sector
Juan Pedro Searle, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Chile: Update on Proposed Carbon Tax
Bradford Griffin, Enerdata
Denmark: Experience on Modeling Work
10:45 Break
3. Presentation of Final MRP for Decision on MRP Implementation Funding
Colombia and Morocco presented draft MRPs at PA8 in Mexico. In this session, Colombia and Morocco presented the core elements of their final MRPs, highlighting any significant changes from the draft version. The PA considered these versions of the MRPs for funding allocation decision. Adoption of a resolution on funding allocation is made under agenda item 10.
Claudia Díaz, Ministry of Transport and Nathaly Torregroza, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
Colombia: Final MRP Presentation
Colombia: Final MRP
12:15 Lunch
Delegated Ministry in charge of the Environment, Morocco
Morocco: Final MRP Presentation
Morocco: Final MRP
15:00 Break
4. Updates on Countries’ MRPs
This session included 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.
Ahmad Al-Qatarneh, Ministry of Environment, Jordan
Jordan: New Updates on PMR
Peter Janoska, Economic Tax Analysis, South Africa
South Africa: Update on the MRP Preparation
Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Turkey
Turkey: Update on PMR Project
17:00 Wrap up
End of Day 1
Day 2: May 26, 2014
5. Presentation of Draft MRPs
Brazil, Ukraine, and Vietnam have submitted draft(MRPs. They presented these drafts, and representatives from the Expert Groups also presented observations and suggestions. Funding consideration at PA10.
Aloisio de Melo, Ministry of Finance, Brazil
Brazil: Draft MRP Presentation
Brazil: Draft MRP
Roberton Williams, University of Maryland
Brazil: Expert MRP Presentation
10:30 Break
Nataliya Parakyuk, State Environmental Investment Agency, Ukraine
Ukraine: Draft MRP Presentation
Ukraine: Draft MRP
Olga Gassan-zade, Carbon Limits
Ukraine: Expert MRP Presentation
12:30 Lunch
Luong Quang Huy, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Vietnam
Vietnam: Draft MRP Presentation
Vietnam: Draft MRP
Dian Phylipsen, SQ Consult
Vietnam: Expert MRP Presentation
15:00 Break
6. Strategic Direction of the PMR
The Secretariat presented a draft note on Upstream Analytical Policy Support (Note PA8-2014-2) at PA8 in Mexico City. An updated version, Update Note on Identifying Policy Options for Achieving Mid- and Long-Term Mitigation Objectives (Note PA9-2014-1), which includes a revised scope of work and proposed budget allocation for the policy work was presented.
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
Upstream Policy Support Presentation
Note PA9-2014-1
17:00 Wrap up
End of Day 2
Overview of the World Bank Carbon Finance Unit’s Initiatives
A World Bank team gave Participants an overview of the Carbon Finance Unit’s initiatives, including a brief update on the process and the work related to the creation of a fund to purchase emissions reductions generated from scaled-up programs. The session gave Participants a better understanding of synergies and transferable lessons between World Bank Funds and Facilities.
Brice Quesnel and Scott Cantor, World Bank Group
Supporting the Next Generation of Carbon Markets: Overview of the World Bank Group's Carbon Funds and Facilities
Day 3: May 27, 2014
7. Technical Work Program
The Secretariat updated Participants on recent development of the Technical Work Program and presented a plan for the activities for FY15, PMR Technical Work Program: Report on FY14 Activities and Proposal for FY15 (Note PA9-2014-2).
Felicity Spors, PMR Secretariat
Pierre Guigon, PMR Secretariat
Updates on the Technical Work Streams (MRV, Registry, Offsets)
Note PA9-2014-2
8. Monitoring and Evaluation
The first part of the Results Framework—endorsed at PA7 in Marrakesh—proposes a system to evaluate the performance of the PMR. The Secretariat presented an update on the process to launch the First Independent Evaluation of the PMR, including the development of a detailed Evaluation Framework for periodic evaluations.
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
Update on the Progress to Launch the First Independent Evaluation of the PMR
Jouni Eerikainen, Development Portfolio Management Group (DPMG), University of Southern California
Approach, Methodology, and Work Plan for the First Independent Evaluation of the PMR
10:15 Break
9. Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
The Secretariat presented a review of expenditures during FY2014 and proposed a budget for FY2015 for approval by the PA, Presentation of the PMR FY14 Expenses and Proposal of the PMR FY15 Budget for Approval (Note PA9-2014-3).
Maja Murisic, PMR Secretariat
Annual Budget Reviw and Proposal - FY14 and FY15
Note PA9-2014-3
10. 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 Allocation of the Implementation Phase Funding to Colombia
Resolution No. PA9/2014-1
o Allocation of the Implementation Phase Funding to Morocco
Resolution No. PA9/2014-2
o Authorizing Budget for Fiscal Year 2015
Resolution No. PA9/2014-3
Meredith McGreavy, PMR Secretariat
Next Steps
12:30 Wrap up
End of PA9

Meeting Documents

Final MRP Documents

Final MRP Presentations