UNFCCC presessional meetings opens in Bonn Germany – COP 23 preparations


The Bonn Climate Change Conference opens today and will continue until 18 May. The meeting comprises the 46th
sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46), as well as the third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3). APA 1-3 is expected to continue its work on the elements of the Paris Agreement work programme within its mandate, due for completion by 2018.

These elements include: nationally determined contributions (NDCs); adaptation communications; ransparency framework for action and support; global stocktake; and mechanism to facilitate implementation and promote compliance. APA 1-3 will also begin considering matters related to the Adaptation Fund and take up further matters. SBI 46 has a lengthy agenda, including: reporting; matters related to the Clean Development Mechanism; least developed countries; national adaptation plans; third review of the Adaptation Fund; capacity building; and response measures.

In the context of the Paris Agreement work programme, the SBI will discuss modalities and procedures for the operation and use of public registry/- for NDCs and adaptation communications, and the scope and modalities for the periodic assessment of the Technology Mechanism. SBSTA 46 is expected to consider, inter alia: the Nairobi work programme; agriculture; science and review; response measures; and methodological issues under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. In relation to the Paris Agreement, SBSTA will consider several issues, including: the technology framework; matters related to Article 6 (cooperative approaches); and modalities for accounting financial resources provided and mobilized through public interventions.

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