In order to assess progress towards the mitigation objective, some parties intend to present the UNEP report and the NDC summary report of the UNFCCC secretariat, which demonstrate the gap between the measures envisaged and the necessary measures. Others point out that the inventory should focus on what has already been implemented – using the information provided by the parties themselves – without thinking about how the measures will disappear in the future. Balancing this with the need to assess progress towards the long-term temperature target would certainly be a challenge. In their decision, countries indicated that they wanted to refine the procedural and logistical elements of the global inventory to reflect the knowledge and experience gained, but did not indicate a date or timetable for such a review. They also noted the need to reflect and supplement the sources of information needed for the inventory. A useful inventory requires a solid information base. Some sources of inputs for the global inventory have already been agreed in Paris, including the latest IPCC reports (the IPCC paved the way for the development of its sixth assessment (AR6) in a time frame consistent with the overall needs of the world`s first inventory. But the list is not exhaustive and there are always differences of opinion on the additional inputs that will be needed. However, contracting parties are required to report regularly on the progress they have made in implementing their NDCs and reports are subject to international peer review. In addition to this expanded transparency framework, the Paris Agreement provides that contracting parties must regularly update their CNN, that updated NPNEs do not fall short of the objectives in force prior to the update, and that they reflect the highest possible level of ambition. In addition, a comprehensive inventory is conducted every five years to assess the common progress made in achieving long-term goals.   Inventory results must be taken into account in the development of nationally determined contributions.  The global inventory is therefore an essential part of the Paris Agreement, as it regularly reviews progress and provides a basis for updating the parties` NPAs. 2018 is an important year for the inventory of collective measures to combat climate change. The Talanoa dialogue is the first opportunity since Paris for countries to take a look at how their efforts are piling up against the temperature target of the Paris agreement. The result is expected to enable the parties to present more ambitious NDPs by 2020. But this year is also the deadline for the completion of the Paris regulatory framework, which will include how to carry out a much broader assessment of progress every five years – the so-called Global Stocktake.
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