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Julia Kelly

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A process for identifying national solutions to challenges faced in developing countries in reporting to environmental conventions : Insight from the facilitating national reporting to the rio conventions project

Author

  • A. Mohammadi Fazel
  • J. Gibson
  • J. Harrison
  • P. Herkenrath
  • J. Kelly

Summary, in English

Almost all countries in the world are party to the Rio Conventions. This entails a number of responsibilities, including reporting periodically on aspects of environmental health and national implementation of the convention. These reports can cover hundreds of pages, so completing reports is often a significant undertaking. Since countries can be party to numerous Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), they may have several such reports to prepare at any one time, often using similar information. This article shares insights from a project that piloted nationally-driven, integrated approaches to reporting to the Rio Conventions and developed flexible methods for enhancing the national reporting process, in a way that is relevant for a particular country. The project found that a focus on collaborative institutional arrangements and building capacity as a nation, rather than as a series of departments, could enhance this reporting process. These lessons can inform decisions of United Nations agencies, MEA secretariats, Country Parties to these MEAs and the wider sustainability community to reduce the reporting burden and increase the synergistic implementation of environmental conventions.

Department/s

  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

1163-1172

Publication/Series

International Journal of Environmental Research

Volume

9

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Graduate Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran

Topic

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Keywords

  • MEAs
  • Reporting burden
  • Reporting harmonization
  • Rio conventions
  • Synergies

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1735-6865