Between Negotiation Support and Ambition Catalyser – Recommendations for Next Steps of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (IPMM)

Between Negotiation Support and Ambition Catalyser - adelphi
Tänzler, Dennis; Katharina Nett, Aki Kachi and Julia Melnikova 2016: Between Negotiation Support and Ambition Catalyser. Recommendations for Next Steps of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (IPMM). Berlin: adelphi.

The United Nations’ climate negotiations have set the goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius. All countries are to contribute to reaching this goal by developing and implementing greenhouse gas reduction strategies and measures. Measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV) is of great importance when gauging what has already been achieved and assessing which additional measures are still necessary. This represents a huge challenge for many developing countries that generally lack the necessary personnel, financial and institutional resources, and expertise. Against this background, the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (IPMM) was founded at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in May 2010. The IPMM’s goal is to promote exchange on mitigation activities and MRV between developing, emerging, and industrial countries and in doing so advance the implementation of the national climate goals set by the states themselves.

"Between Negotiation Support and Ambition Catalyser" is based on the results of a study conducted by adelphi in 2015 and commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety with support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The aim of the study was to analyse the role of the Partnership in international climate policy and give an assessment of its previous performance.

This study documents policy recommendations for the future role of the Partnership following the adoption of the Paris Agreement. It summarises lessons learned during five years of the IPMM’s existence and outlines possible next steps in the Partnership’s activity. Finally, the authors present a twofold role of the Partnership in the future international climate governance as a negotiation supporter and an ambition catalyser.