Technical Workshop 18: Implications of the Paris Agreement on PMR Activities (Lima)

Technical Workshop 18 is held in Lima, Peru. Photo Credit: Neo-Kat, Creative Commons
Now that the Paris Agreement has been reached, this workshop is an opportunity for participants, observers, and the Secretariat to collectively analyze any potential implications for the PMR stemming from the new climate deal, with a view to advance the strategic discussions and to identify activities for its different work programs.
Date: 
Apr 25, 2016
Venue: 
Lima, Peru
April 25, 2016
1. Introduction
9:00
Venkata Ramana Putti, World Bank Group
Eduardo Durand, Director General of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Peru
Pauline Kennedy, PMR Secretariat
2. Overview of Paris Agreement and Potential Implications for the PMR
Participants discussed elements of the Paris Agreement that appear particularly relevant to the PMR and identified potential implications for PMR’s work and strategic direction. Participants had an opportunity to share their perspectives on the different elements of the agreement.
9:15
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
PMR Context to Inform Discussions on Implications of the Paris Agreement
Andrew Howard, Koru Climate
Understanding the Paris Agreement and Potential Opportunities for the PMR
10:30 Break
3. Implications for the PMR Relating to National Action
The Paris Agreement provides a new context for climate action in the post-2020 period and reinforces the need to enhance action before 2020 as well. New opportunities and priorities may prompt adjustments in the work and strategic direction of the PMR. In small groups, participants identified and discussed new opportunities for the PMR, any reasons to readjust priorities, and any concrete recommendations and next steps.
11:00
Andrew Howard, Koru Climate
Implications for the PMR relating to National Action
Breakout Group Discussion
Background Note
12:45 Lunch
4. Implications for the PMR Relating to Cooperative Approaches, Accounting, and Climate Finance
Article 6 of the Paris Agreement on cooperative approaches, together with various provisions on accounting, and climate finance address approaches that are directly relevant to a large part of the PMR’s work. Participants identified and discussed any new opportunities for the PMR, any reasons to adjust PMR priorities, and any concrete recommendations and next steps.
14:00
Andrew Howard, Koru Climate
Implications for the PMR relating to Cooperative Approaches, Accounting, and Climate Finance
Breakout Group Discussion
Background Note
15:30 Break
4. Next Steps and Recommendations
The Secretariat presented a synthesis of the ideas, recommendations, and concrete next steps from the day’s discussion for further consideration by participants. After an exercise to gauge support, the objective for the workshop was to reach conclusions on recommendations and next steps.
16:00
Pauline Kennedy, PMR Secretariat
17:15
Adrien de Bassompierre, PMR Secretariat
17:30 Wrap up
End of workshop