The first full national report pursuant to Article 21 covers the reporting period 16 August 2017 to 31 December 2020. Per Decision MC-1/8 the full reporting format comprises five parts, and 43 questions. This session is the second of four sessions on national reporting to assist National Focal Points to complete the full reports by 31 December 2021.
Decision MC-3/13 requested the Secretariat to prepare draft guidance for the full national reporting format and encouraged Parties to use the draft guidance on a provisional basis to assist with preparing the full national reports due by 31 December 2021. The second and third sessions delve into the draft reporting guidance. This session (Part I) focuses on the questions in the reporting format on Articles 3, 4, 5 and 7, and also explains how to respond in Parts C, D and E. The session will also provide further orientation on the use of the online reporting tool.