Partnership Assembly Meeting (PA12): Barcelona

The 12th meeting of the Partnership Assembly took place in Barcelona, Spain
The PA welcomed a representative from Alberta to share details of the Alberta GHG program, received the first independent evaluation of the PMR, and launched a technical note on using international offsets in a domestic context. the PMR Secretariat provided an update on its activities related to crediting and on its strategic vision for the future of the PMR.
Date: 
May 29 - 30, 2015
Venue: 
Barcelona, Spain
Day 1: May 29, 2015
15:00 Registration
1. Opening and Introduction
15:30
Co-chair: Claudia Diaz, Low Carbon Resilient Development Program, Colombia
Co-chair: Marko Berglund, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
2. Update on Crediting-related Activities under the PMR
Building on the outcomes of the study Crediting-related activities under the PMR: Status and Support for Implementation and the insights from discussions at PA11, the Secretariat prepared a Summary Note (PMR Note PA12-2015-1) focusing on possible ways forward in terms of supporting a range of climate policies through crediting readiness and identifying opportunities for the PMR to consolidate its support to Implementing Countries. The summary Note, including the follow-up activities and the elements of a work program on crediting-related readiness, was presented.
15:45
Pauline Kennedy, PMR Secretariat
Update and Suggested Next Steps for Crediting-Related Activities under the PMR
Note PA12-2015-1
Crediting-related Activities under the PMR: Status and Support for Implementation
Brice Quesnel, World Bank
Fund for Scaled-Up Crediting
3. Technical Work Program and Knowledge Sharing
The Technical Work Program supports countries on issues that are common across many of them and where they can benefit from technical assistance provided in a comprehensive and programmatic manner. Under this agenda item, the Secretariat presented the work plan for financial year 2016 (Note PA12-2015-2). The session also provided an overview of the latest technical note, Options to Use Existing International Offset Standards in a Domestic Context, and served as an opportunity for knowledge sharing with other countries and sub-national jurisdictions.
16:45
Pauline Kennedy, PMR Secretariat
Report on Technical Work Program FY15 Activities and Proposal for FY16
Note PA12-2015-2
Noémie Klein, Ecofys
Presentation of Technical Note 10
Technical Note: Options to Use Existing International Offset Programs in a Domestic Context
Kate Rich, Environment and Parks, Alberta
Alberta: Overview of Alberta’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program
18:15 Wrap up
End of Day 1
Day 2: May 30, 2015
4. Operations Monitoring System and Countries’ Project Implementation Reports
The Results Framework—endorsed in Marrakesh (PA7)—proposes to establish a system to monitor the status and progress of PMR operations at the country level (Operations Monitoring System). At PA11, the Secretariat presented the final draft of the Note on the Operations Monitoring System (Note PA11-2015-1). In this session, the Secretariat presented the revised Operations Monitoring System (Note PA12-2015-6).

As part of the newly established Operations Monitoring System, two Implementing Countries—Turkey and Chile—presented their annual Project Implementation Status Report.

Finally, other Implementing Country Participants provided a brief update on the progress made to date.
8:30
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
Update on the Operations Monitoring System
Note PA12-2015-6
Zeren Erik, PMR Technical Coordinator, Turkey
Turkey: Project Implementation Status Report Presentation
Turkey: Project Implementation Status Report
Juan Pedro Searle, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Chile: Project Implementation Status Report Presentation
Chile: Project Implementation Status Report
10:30 Break
5. First Independent Evaluation
DPMG/USC prepared the final version of the First Independent PMR Evaluation Report. As a follow on the recommendations made in the report and the related discussion that took place during the session on the topic at PA11, the Secretariat had prepared and presented a follow-up action plan (Note PA12-2015-3).
11:00
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
Presentation of the Action Plan to Follow up on the Recommendations from the PMR First Independent Evaluation
Note PA12-2015-3
PMR First Independent Evaluation Final Report
Dashboard
6. Strategic Orientation for the Future of the PMR
The Secretariat presented a Note on Options for Funding Additional Activities under the PMR (Note PA11-2015-2) at PA11. In addition, the Secretariat conducted a survey. In this session, the Secretariat presented the Note on Options for Funding Additional Activities under the PMR: Update and Proposed Way Forward (Note PA12-2015-4), including timeline and key milestones.
11:45
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
Update and Proposed Way Forward for Funding Additional Activities under the PMR
Note PA12-2015-4
13:00 Lunch
7. Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
The Secretariat presented a review of expenditures during Fiscal Year 2015 and propose a budget for Fiscal Year 2016 for approval by the PA, as outlined in Note PA12-2015-5.
14:30
Maja Murisic, PMR Secretariat
Presentation of the FY15 Expenses and Proposal of the PMR FY16 Budget
Note PA12-2015-5
8. Election of Co-chairs, Next Steps, and Adoption of Decisions
In accordance with the Rules of Procedure for PA Meetings (Section 6.1), the PA shall, prior to the closing of each PA Meeting, elect a representative each from the Contributing Participants and the Implementing Country Participants to act as Co-chairs for the next PA meeting. Following previous practice, it is proposed that the Contributing and Implementing Country Participants meet separately to elect their respective co-chair. Each group announced the results of their decision to the PA.
15:30
Meredith McGreavy, PMR Secretariat
Next Steps and Calendar of Events
Adoption of Decisions by Participants
o Authorizing Budget for Fiscal Year 2016
Resolution No. PA12/2015-1
16:00 Wrap up
End of PA12

Meeting Documents