Biennial Update Reports on Climate Change

What is a BUR?


A BUR is a Biennial Update Report, or a report that is submitted every two years, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by Parties that have ratified the Convention.

BURs are comprised of several major parts:​

  • ​A greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. This section lists all of the estimated emissions of different greenhouse gases in different sectors. The inventory also estimates how much carbon is sequestered, or stored, in forests and soils. This section also describes changes relative to the base year for measuring emissions (in Macedonia, the base year is 1990) and describes other trends over time.
  • Actions to mitigate GHG emissions. This section lists and describes steps that the country is taking to offset or reduce GHG emissions. It also uses the results of computer modelling to describe the impact of different policies and measures on emissions.
  • Gaps, Needs, and Resources received. This section reports gaps countries face in taking action against climate change; the institutional, technical, and financial resources they need to address them; and the financial resources they have received from multilateral organizations, financial institutions, and other donors and sources of financing.
  • Measurement, reporting, and verification. This section describes systems that countries are using or plan to use to report effectively on their emissions and on measures they are taking to combat climate change.

Countries also provide information on their national circumstances and on other climate change-related topics where they would like to report activities.

 Third Biennial Update Report on Climate Change 

The Macedonian 3rd Biennial Update Report on Climate Change (3rd BUR) is compiled at the moment. It is expected to be adopted by the Government in the second half of the year. 

Below are the sectoral reports serving as baseline for the Macedonian 3rd BUR:

 

        Climate Change Mitigation Report

        Guideline for Prioritization
         Case Study on the Heating in the City of Skopje 
         Case Study on Transport Sector
         Case Study - Transport in Skopje   
         Analysis on Vulnerable Groups exposed to climate change impacts 

         Strengthening the implementation of the Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change in Republic of North Macedonia 
          National Road Transport Emission Inventory 2017-2018
         Criteria for determination of climate finance  
         Macedonian Climate Finance  
         Finance, technology and capacity building needs and support received     
         Climate Finance Opportunities 
         UNFCCC TT Clear Mechanism - Summary Report   
         UNFCCC TT Mechanism - Rapid Assessment Report  
         UNFCCC TT Mechanism    
         Climate Change Perception Survey
          Report - Support for Open Climate Data   
          Training manual - Gender and Climate Change
          Draft Action Plan for integrating gender aspects responsiveness  
          Recommendations for strengthening the implementation of the Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change

          


 Second Biennial Update Report on Climate Change

   Additional documents:

      Your Guide to the Second Biennial Update Report on Climate Change
     Technical analysis summary report from UNFCCC

    National GHG Inventory Report

     Climate Change Mitigation Report

      Mapping of the Existing Relevant MRV Systems

    Perspectives after Paris- national requirements and synergies in climate change
           reporting towards UNFCCC and EU

      Constrains gaps and related technical and financial support needs

     Progress report - Climate Change Communication strategy and action plan
    Climate Change Communication Strategy and Action Plan

  First Biennial Update Report on Climate Change

   Additional documents:

          Technical analysis summary report from UNFCCC
           Short brochure
           Climate Change Mitigation
          Policy paper for determination of potential national GHG emission limitation
          Conceptual Framework for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
          National GHG inventory report
         Gender and Climate Change
         Climate change perception and awareness level
         Analysis from projects on climate change





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