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The UNFCCC reporting and review guidelines state that Annex II Parties shall provide any information on any financial resources provided related to the implementation of the Convention. The guidelines indicate that Annex II Parties should use table 5 of Section VIII of part II of the guidelines to communicate information on resources provided through bilateral and regional financial contributions related to the implementation of the Convention.
The information presented in the bilateral section of the module has been extracted from fourth, fifth and sixth national communication reports of Parties that reported information in a format that was possible to extract. In communicating this information, some Parties have included information specific only to the implementation of the Convention.
In some cases, Parties provided information on bilateral and regional financial contributions in their first biennial reports making use of table 7(b) of the common tabular format contained therein (available here).
However, the common tabular format allows for more detailed information with regards to specific sectoral attribution. For the sake of consistency with the existing dataset, the data has been subsumed in the existing sectors contained in the National Communications module (please find more information on this matter below). In the near future, the finance portal will be migrated to a new platform, which will allow for a more differentiated presentation of the data following the categories used in the common tabular format of the biennial reports.
The following terms have been used in this section:
Party - Annex II Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change
Sector - Categorization of sectors into mitigation or adaptation is based on Table 5 of the guidelines. Energy, Transport, Forestry, Agriculture, Waste Management, and Industry are categorized as mitigation sectors whereas capacity-building, costal-zone management, and vulnerability studies are categorized as adaptation sectors. In some instances, Parties reported information on contributions in newly defined sectors but indicated whether they were categorized as adaptation or mitigation. In such cases, these figures were respectively aggregated under the "Other Adaptation" or "Other mitigation" category. In cases where Parties did not specify whether contributions reported under a sector could be categorized as mitigation or adaptation, figures were aggregated under the "Unspecified" category.
Sub-regional - Some contributions are not specific to any country but are reported as regional or sub-regional contributions. In such cases they are identified as Sub-regional contributions.
Region - The names of official UN region groupings are used under which the aggregation of contributions to countries and sub-regions belonging to the respective region are listed. Contributions that are reported and that cover more than one region are aggregated in the "Multi-Region" category. Contributions that are reported as global programs are aggregated under the "Other Global Programs" category.
Country - Reported as recipient country.
Currency - Parties have provided information in different currencies. When selecting the currency it is possible to see contributions as they were reported in a particular currency. Only contributions by Parties reporting in the same currency are aggregated.
Sectoral attributions for information retrieved from biennial reports
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