The intergovernmental climate change negotiation process includes the Conference of the Parties (COP), the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and subsidiary bodies. The COP is the highest decision-making body of the UNFCCC (the convention) and the CMP has the corresponding function for the Kyoto Protocol. The next United Nations Climate Change Conference, also referred to as the 17th Conference of the Parties and the 7th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP17/CMP7), will be held in Durban, South Africa 28th of November to 9th of December 2011.
Tricorona staff members have been regular participants of COP/CMP since 2002.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. The panel is a scientific body which reviews and assesses scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change.
Tricorona staff members have served on the official review panel of the IPCC’s 2006 guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is a UN body promoting environmental sustainability. Tricorona is listed by UNEP as the second most active buyer of CDM projects in the world.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty that sets a framework for how to address global warming and tackle climate change. The convention enjoys near universal membership and entered into force in 1994. The Kyoto Protocol is an addition to the convention specifying industrialized countries’ targets to reduce national emissions by a certain percentage below 1990 levels by 2012 as well as the means to reach these targets.
The UNFCCC Secretariat provides support to all institutions in the climate change process, i.e. the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol. As such, the Secretariat supports the supervising body of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the CDM Executive Board (EB). The EB in turn, is supported by a number of panels and working groups, one being the Registration and Issuance Team (RIT). The RIT assists the EB by appraising requests for registration of project activities and requests for issuance of CERs.
Tricorona staff members have previously been on the RIT.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led network of 200+ companies providing a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge and best practices.
Tricorona has extensive experience in climate change with staff members having worked for WBCSD on engaging the private sector in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) even before its modalities and procedures were approved in Marrakech in November 2001. Tricorona staff members are regularly consulted as experts in designing climate mitigation programmes involving the private sector.