Partnership Assembly Meeting (PA17): Tokyo

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The 17th Meeting of the Partnership Assembly (PA17) was held in Tokyo, Japan, and was accompanied by a technical workshop on Tuesday, October 24, followed by the three-day Partnership Assembly meeting, and concluded with a public event on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Date: 
Oct 24 - 27, 2017
Venue: 
Tokyo, Japan
Day 1: October 24, 2017
15:00 Registration
1. PA17 Opening and Introduction
15:30
Co-chair: Ms. Zeren Erik, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Turkey
Co-chair: Mr. Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Hon. Masaharu Nakagawa, Minister of Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Mr. Masato Miyazaki, Special Representative, World Bank Office Tokyo
15:50
Mr. Venkata Putti, PMR Secretariat
      PMR Update and Progress Report
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.
16:00
Juan Pedro Searle, Ministry of Energy, Chile
      Pacific Alliance: Declaration on Prospects for a Regional Carbon Market and PMR Support to MRV Collaboration at the Regional Level
Dr. Akio Takemoto, Ministry of Environment, Japan
      Japan: Updates on Climate Change Policy Measures
Mr. Darryl Chua, National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office
      Singapore: Carbon Tax Experience
17:00 Wrap up
End of Day 1
Day 2: October 25, 2017
3. Presentation of Draft MRP: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka submitted a draft Market Readiness Proposal (MRP), which was presented in order to seek feedback from the PA. Representatives from the PMR Expert Group who carried out the Expert Feedback Process also presented observations and suggestions. Based on feedback received, Sri Lanka will revise its MRP and submit it for funding consideration at PA18.
9:00
Mr. Anura Dissanayake and Mr.Sunimal Jayathunga, Ministry of Mahawali Development and Environment, Sri Lanka
      Sri Lanka: Draft MRP Presentation
      Sri Lanka: Draft MRP
Mr. Derik Broekhoff, PMR Expert Group
      Presentation of Feedback from the Expert Group
10:30 Break
4. Presentation of Additional Funding Proposals: Turkey and Kazakhstan
The PMR Secretariat adopted a proposal, at PA14, for the use of additional funds that describes the process and criteria for allocating additional funding to PMR Participants to complement existing activities under MRPs, Targeted Technical Support, and/or the Policy Analysis Work Program. During this session, Turkey and Kazakhstan sought feedback on their proposals for additional funding. Consideration of a resolution on funding allocation to both countries was made during Session 10.
11:00
Mr. Mehrali Ecer, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Turkey
      Presentation of Turkey's Additional Funding Proposal
      Turkey: Additional Funding Proposal
Mr. Olzhas Agabekov, Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan
      Presentation of Kazakhstan’s Additional Funding Proposal
      Kazakhstan: Additional Funding Proposal
11:30 Lunch
5. Monitoring and Evaluation: Update on PMR Results Monitoring and the 2nd Independent Evaluation
During this session, the PMR Secretariat presented an update on the PMR Results Monitriong Report. This was followed by a presentation by IPSOS-MORI on its proposed methodology for undertaking the Second Independent Evaluation of the PMR. Separate break-out sessions then took place at the end of Day 2 and Day 3 for small-group discussion and feedback with the Implementing Countries and the Contributing Countries.
14:00
Ms. Ewa Sobczynska, PMR Secretariat
      Update on the Annual PMR Results Monitoring Report
Ms. Antonia Dickman, IPSOS-MORI
      Presentation of the Draft Inception Report for the Second Independent Evaluation of the PMR
      Draft Inception Report for the Second Independent Evaluation of the PMR
15:30 Break
6. Consultation Session on the Next Phase of the PMR
Following the first brainstorming session to discuss the next phase of the PMR at PA15, Participants requested additional opportunities to exchange views.The PMR Secretariat organized a series of consultations with the Participants to seek feedback. The outcome of these consultations are incorporated into a Revised Discussion Paper on the Next Phase of the PMR (Note PA16-2017-1), which outlines options for defining the objectives, scope, delivery modes and governance framework for a second phase of the PMR. The PMR Secretariat presented the note for feedback from the PA.
16:00
Mr. Venkata Putti, PMR Secretariat
      Presentation of the Revised Discussion Paper on the Next Phase of the PMR
      Revised Discussion paper on the Next Phase of the PMR
17:30 Wrap up
End of Day 2
Day 3: October 26, 2017
7. Technical Work and Policy Analysis Work Programs: Update
The Technical and Policy Analysis Work Programs support countries on common issues that can benefit from technical assistance provided in a comprehensive and programmatic manner. Under this agenda item, the PMR Secretariat presented an update on the most recent activities under both programs and plans for work during the remainder of the fiscal year.
9:00
Mr. Daniel Besley, PMR Secretariat
      PMR Technical and Policy Analysis Work Programs: Update
8. New Technical Partners
As defined in the PMR Governance Framework and Rules of Procedure, the PA may, on the basis of the recommendation of the Secretariat, accept a country or a sub-national jurisdiction as a Technical Partner. British Columbia, New Zealand, Cote d’Ivore, Panama and the Philippines expressed interest to join the PMR as Technical Partners. In this session, each country provided an update on recent experience with market-based instruments as well as a proposal for engaging with the PMR for the PA’s feedback. Consideration of a resolution to accept these new Technical Partners was be made during Session 10.
9:30
Mr. Richard Purnell, Ministry of Finance, British Columbia
      British Columbia: New Technical Partner Presentation
Mr. Matthew Cowie, Ministry of Environment, New Zealand
      New Zealand: New Technical Partner Presentation
10:00 Break
10:30
Ms. Rachel Boti-Douayoua, Ministry of Environment, Cote d’Ivoire
      Cote d’Ivoire: New Technical Partner Presentation
Mr. Victor Urrutia, National Secretariat of Energy, Panama
      Panama: New Technical Partner Presentation
Ms. Paola Sherina A. Alvarez, Department of Finance, Philippines
      Philippines: New Technical Partner Presentation
9. Presentation of Implementation Status Reports
During this session, the PMR Secretariat presented a brief progress report on PMR country programs.
12:00
Mr. Taisei Matsuki, PMR Secretariat
       Progress Report on Country Programs
12:30 Lunch
9. Continued – Presentation of Implementation Status Reports
Once per year, Implementing Country Participants prepare an Implementation Status Report (ISR) to detail the progress made toward the implementation of their MRPs. Countries have the opportunity to share their ISRs with the PA during the “PMR Exchange Forum”.
14:00
PMR Exchange Forum
      Brazil: Project Implementation Status Report
      Indonesia: Project Implementation Status Report
      Kazakhstan: Project Implementation Status Report
      Mexico: Project Implementation Status Report
      Peru: Project Implementation Status Report
      South Africa: Project Implementation Status Report
      Thailand: Project Implementation Status Report
      Ukraine: Project Implementation Status Report
15:30 Break
10. Next Steps and Adoption of Decisions
16:00
Ms. Rhiana Fitts, PMR Secretariat
      Next Steps and Upcoming Calendar of Events
Adoption of Decisions by Participants
o Allocation of Additional Implementation Phase Funding to Turkey
      Resolution No. PA17/2017-1
o Third Allocation of Funding for Targeted Technical Support to Kazakhstan
      Resolution No. PA17/2017-2
o Approval of New Technical Partners of the PMR
      Resolution No. PA17/2017-3
11. PA17 Closing
16:30
Mr. Tomokazu Ayukawa, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Venkata Ramana Putti, PMR Secretariat
End of PA17

Meeting Documents