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Cooperation among administrators of registry systems Consultations on registry systems prior to SBSTA 22 Bonn 13-14 May 2005. Andrew Howard UNFCCC secretariat Overview. Evolution Principles Scope Activities Implementation Future steps.

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Cooperation among administrators of registry systems

Consultations on registry systems

prior to SBSTA 22


13-14 May 2005

Andrew Howard

UNFCCC secretariat







Future steps

evolution of cooperation
Evolution of cooperation

COP 8 adopted general requirements for the data exchange standards and stressed need for further cooperation

COP 10 stressed importance of effective, long-term cooperation

  • National registries and the CDM registry
  • International transaction log (ITL)
  • Supplementary transaction logs (STLs)

Objective: Facilitation and promotion of accuracy, efficiency and transparency in the operation of registry systems

principles of cooperation
Principles of cooperation
  • Minimize interruptions in operations
  • Ensure data accuracy and quality
  • Promote fairness and transparency of operations
  • Ensure proper operation of registries (code of conduct)
  • Ensure consistency with Kyoto Protocol rules
  • Ensure efficient and timely processing of transactions
scope of cooperation
Scope of cooperation

Common operational procedures

  • Reconciliation
  • Change management
  • Ongoing review
  • ITL communications (including initialization support)

Recommended practices

  • Systems and data recovery
  • System availability
  • User access and agreements
  • Technical improvements

Other cooperation

  • Operational best practices
  • Information sharing

Procedures for use of the technical reconciliation process

  • Frequency of scheduled reconciliation (and determination criteria)
  • Procedures and criteria for triggering unscheduled reconciliation
  • Manual intervention procedures, documentation, timing, data needs
  • Procedures for further action in cases of persistent failure
change management
Change management

Procedures for ongoing development of the data exchange standards

  • Guidelines and procedures

- receipt and management of proposals

- Categorization of change type (critical/non-critical)

- Fast track for critical change

- Initiation process

  • Impact analysis (justification, criticality, costs, feasibility)
  • Approval of change (conditions, timeframe, communication)
  • Implementation plan (schedule, testing, version determination)
ongoing testing and assessment
Ongoing testing and assessment

Procedures for ongoing assessment of registry systems

  • Test and reporting schedules
  • Test protocols
  • Assessment report formats
  • Teams of administrator experts or independent auditors
  • Coordination with Article 8 review teams
itl communications
ITL communications

Procedures for initialization and suspension of ITL communications

  • Initialization planning and schedules
  • VPN purchase/configuration support for registries
  • Further guidance on initialization documentation
  • Suspension types (partial or full)
  • Procedures, criteria and timing for suspension and reinstatement
rsa cooperative forum
RSA cooperative forum
  • Informal nature, forum convened by ITL administrator
  • Address technical and management issues
  • ITL, registry and STL administrators
  • Experts from non-Annex I Parties
  • Full meetings at least twice a year (starting in Sep 2005)
  • Working groups to be established as necessary
  • Principles and modalities need to be determined
  • Funding through core funds and RSA fees
  • Annual ITL report to COP/MOP
  • Data exchange standards
  • common operational procedures
  • Independent assessment reports
  • Meeting documentation
  • Information documents
facilitation by itl administrator
Facilitation by ITL administrator
  • Coordinating and scheduling forum work
  • Convening forum meetings
  • Providing documentation and information
  • Providing substantive products, such as draft common procedures
  • Providing authorized version of standards
  • Repository of info on procedures and testing
  • Implementing info system and secure communications
  • Capacity building for national registry administrators
  • Provide input to Article 8 review process (assessment reports)