SB44: Side Event

Outcome Report of UNFCCC SB44 Side Event in Bonn, Germany

“Asia’s Ambition for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs): Key Elements and Actions towards the Implementation of the Paris Agreement”

This side event presented the potential roles of the transparency framework of actions and support, as well as cooperative approaches such as the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), can play in supporting Asian countries to enhance the implementation of their NDCs under the Paris Agreement. Key institutional and technical elements and actions for support were discussed with respect to national circumstances and plans in Asia. The event was attended by around 30 participants including but not limited to government officials and experts.



Tuesday, 24 May 2016 – 15:00-16:30



Bonn III, World Conference Center Bonn



The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)



  • Countries’ progress towards NDCs and initiatives for the transparency Framework
  • Associate Professor, Dr. Huynh Thi Lan Huong, Deputy Director General, Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Climate Change (IMHEN), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
  • “Implementation of NDC and transparency initiatives in the Philippines”
  • Albert Altarejos Magalang, Head, Climate Change Office, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippines
  • Discussion and wrap-up