Partnership Assembly Meeting (PA16): New Delhi

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The 16th Meeting of the Partnership Assembly (PA16) was hosted by the Government of India in New Delhi, on March 20th – 22nd (morning) 2017. New funding was allocated to Chile, China, India and Thailand and the PMR FY18 Budget was endorsed. Read these proposals and more below.
Date: 
Mar 20 - 22, 2017
Venue: 
Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
Day 1: March 20, 2017
8:30 Registration
1. PA16 Opening and Introduction
9:00
Co-chair: Olga Yukhymchuk, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine
Co-chair: Philipp Ischer, Swiss Economic Cooperation and Development, Switzerland
Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India
Venkata Ramana Putti, Practice Manager, Carbon Markets and Innovation, World Bank Group
9:45
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
      PMR Update Since PA15
2. Information Sharing
PMR Participants and Observers were encouraged to share relevant policy developments in their jurisdictions or areas of work. Updates were made through short PowerPoint presentations or oral briefings.
10:00
Juan Pedro Searle, Ministry of Energy, Chile
      Chile: Highlights from the Start of Carbon Tax
Minyoung Kim, Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Research Center, Republic of Korea
      Republic of Korea: Update on the Recent Policy Developments
Victor Hugo Escalona Gomez, Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico
      Mexico: Update on ETS Development
Moa Forstorp, Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden
      Sweden: Update on Sweden’s Climate Change Law
Venkata Ramana Putti, Practice Manager, Carbon Markets and Innovation, World Bank Group
      World Bank Group: Vision, Commitments and Institutional Realigment for Delivering Results on Climate Change
Stephen Hammer, Practice Manager, Climate Research and Analytics, World Bank Group
      NDC Support: Overall Policy and Programmatic Landscape
12:15 Lunch
3. Presentation of Final MRP: India
India presented a draft MRP at PA15 in Hanoi, Vietnam, for feedback from the PA. Based on this feedback, India revised its MRP and presented the core elements of its final MRP, highlighting any significant changes from the draft version. Following the presentation, there was time for clarifying questions and discussion. The PA considered this version of the MRP for a funding allocation decision. Adoption of a resolution on funding allocation was made under agenda item 11.
13:45
Shri Ravi S Prasad, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India
      India: Final MRP Presentation
      India: Final MRP
14:45 Break
4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Update on Progress of PMR Country Actvities and Other Operational Matters
During this session, the PMR Secretariat presented a brief progress report on overall PMR country activities, and representatives from Chile, China, Costa Rica, Jordan and Turkey provided updates on the status of their PMR project during the “PMR Exchange Forum.” Finally, the Secretariat provideed an update on the activities related to the PMR Results Framework, including seeking the PA’s feedback on the plan to launch the second independent evaluation of the PMR.
15:15
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
      PA16: Progress Report on Country Programs
PMR Exchange Forum
      Chile: Project Implementation Status Report
      China: Project Implementation Status Report
      Costa Rica: Project Implementation Status Report
      Jordan: Project Implementation Status Report
      Turkey: Project Implementation Status Report
Lindsey Hibberd, DEIS, UK
      UK Annual Review of the PMR
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
      Monitoring & Evaluation: Update and Discussion on 2nd Independent Evaluation
17:45 Wrap up
End of Day 1
Day 2: March 21, 2017
5. Presentation of Additional Funding Proposals: Chile and China
The PMR Secretariat adopted a proposal for the use of additional funds under the PMR at PA14, which described the process and criteria for allocating additional funding to the PMR Participants for the activities to complement their existing MRPs and/or policy anlasys-related activities. Following the PA’s feedback on Chile and China’s proposals for additional activities, the PA considered revised proposals from the two countries for funding allocation decisions. Adoption of a resolution on funding allocation was made under agenda item 11.
8:30
Maja Murisic, PMR Secretariat
      Overview of the Process for Additional Funding Allocations
Juan Pedro Searle, Ministry of Energy, Chile
      Presentation of Chile’s Additional Funding Proposal
      Chile: Additional Funding Proposal
Liu Feng, Department of Climate Change, NDRC, China
      Presentation of China’s Additional Funding Proposal
      China: Additional Funding Proposal
10:30 Break
6. Policy Analysis Work Program: Status Update and FY18 Work Plan
The Policy Analysis Work Program supports countries to refine and implement their NDCs, through capacity building and analysis/modeling of policy instruments focusing on carbon pricing. In this session, the PMR Secretariat presented the overall progress made under this work stream since PA15 and the proposed work program for fiscal year 2018 (Note PA16-2017-1) for the PA’s feedback and endorsement.
11:00
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
      PMR Policy Analysis Work Program: Report of FY17 Activities and Proposal for FY18
      Policy Analysis Work Program (PMR Note PA16 2017-1)
Puttipar Rotkittikhun,TGO, Thailand
      Presentation of Thailand’s Policy Analysis Funding Proposal
      Thailand: Funding Proposal Related to Policy Analysis Activities
      (Attachment 1)
12:30 Lunch
7. Technical Work Program: Status Update and FY18 Work Plan
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. In this session, the PMR Secretariat presented the overall progress made under this work stream since PA15 and the proposed work program for fiscal year 2018 (Note PA16-2017-2) for the PA’s feedback and endorsement.
13:30
Pauline Kennedy and Harikumar Gadde, PMR Secretariat
      PMR Technical Work Program: Update on FY17 Activities and Proposed Work Program for FY18
      Technical Work Program (PMR Note PA16 2017-2)
14:30 Break
8. Consultation Session on the Next Phase of the PMR
Following the first brainstorming session on the next phase of the PMR, which took place at PA15 in Vietnam, and the Participants’ request for additional exchanges during the intersessional period, the PMR Secretariat organized a series of consultations with the Participants in order to seek their initial feedback. The outcomes of these consultations were incorporated in a Discussion Paper (Note PA16-2017-3), which outlines options for defining the objectives, scope, delivery modes and governance framework principles of the next phase of the PMR. During this session, the PMR Secretariat presented these options for discussion and the PA’s feedback.
15:00
Venkata Ramana Putti and Maja Murisic, PMR Secretariat
      Consultation on the Next Phase of the Partnership for Market Readiness
      Discussion Paper on the Next Phase of the PMR (PMR Note PA16 2017-3)
17:30 Wrap up
End of Day 2
Day 3: March 22, 2017
9. Proposal to Include Additional Technical Partners
The PMR Governance Framework allows for “Technical Partners”, i.e. countries or sub-national jurisdictions that are at an advanced stage of carbon mitigation policy development, to join the PMR as Participants. As part of the discussions on the Strategic Direction of the PMR at PA14, the Participants endorsed a proposal to expand the Partnership with a maximum of 2 new Technical Partners (eligible to receive technical assistance) by October 2017. Given the overall availability of funds under the current phase of the PMR and following the indication from several countries that they would be interested in benefitting from technical assistance from the PMR, the Secretariat proposed to revise the process to allow up to 6 countries to join the PMR as assistance-receiving Technical Partners (Note PA16-2017-4), albeit with limted scope for the the type of supported activities and lesser maximum funding. In this session, the PMR Secretariat presented this proposal for the PA’s feedback and endorsement.
9:00
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
       Proposal to Include Additional Technical Partners
      Strategic Orientation for the Future of the PMR: Proposal for the Use of Additional Funds (PMR Note PA16 2017-4)
10. Budget
The PMR Secretariat presented a review of expenditures during fiscal year 2017 and proposed a budget for fiscal year 2018, for approval by the PA, as outlined in PMR Note PA16 2017-5.
10:00
Maja Murisic, PMR Secretariat
      FY17 Expenses and Proposal for the PMR FY18 Budget
      FY17 Expenses and Proposal of the FY18 Budget (PMR Note PA16-2017-5)
11:00 Break
11. Next Steps and Adoption of Decisions
11:30
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
      Next Steps and Upcoming Calendar of Events
Adoption of Decisions by Participants
o Authorizing Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
      Resolution No. PA16/2017-1
o Allocation of Implementation Phase Funding to India
      Resolution No. PA16/2017-2
o Allocation of Additional Implementation Phase Funding to China
      Resolution No. PA16/2017-3
o Allocation of Additional Implementation Phase Funding to Chile
      Resolution No. PA16/2017-4
o Allocation of Additional Implementation Phase Funding to Thailand
      Resolution No. PA16/2017-5
o Adoption of (revised) PMR Note PA16 2017-3 on Strategic Orientation for the Future of the PMR
      Resolution No. PA16/2017-6
12. PA16 Closing
12:00
R. R. Rashmi, Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India
Venkata Ramana Putti, Practice Manager, Carbon Markets and Innovation, World Bank Group
End of PA16

Meeting Documents

Final MRP Documents

Final MRP Presentations