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Paris Agreement - Status of Ratification

     Parties have ratified of 197 Parties to the Convention

On 5 October 2016, the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was achieved. The Paris Agreement will enter into force on 4 November 2016. The first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA1) will take place in Marrakech in conjunction with COP 22 and CMP 12.

Information on the Paris Agreement, including status of ratification

COP 22 / CMP 12 venue

Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016

From the Podium
Open-ended informal consultations by the incoming-Presidency of COP22/CMP12 on the expectations for the Marrakech Conference Summary of the informal consultations by the Presidencies during the Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2016
During the forty-fourth session of the subsidiary bodies in May 2016, the Presidency of COP 21 and the incoming-Presidency of COP 22 jointly convened informal consultations with Parties on
1) expectations and issues that may be associated with the mandated review of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts to be undertaken at COP 22
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2) modalities for “inclusiveness” in the development of the Paris Agreement rulebook in the event of the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement in 2016 or 2017.
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image Presidencies event: taking stock of progress made during the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016
26 May 2016
Parties and non-Party stakeholders were informed on the highlights of the work conducted so far, areas where coherence is needed, and what measures are proposed to enhance collaboration among the various bodies to achieve balance and comprehensiveness in the conduct of their work, including addressing linkages on issues that cut across various bodies. Views were invited from Parties on the progress made.
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News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies
Implementation Updates

Antigua and Barbuda accepted Doha Amendment
Antigua and Barbuda deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 23 September 2016. The amendment is expected to enter into force after three quarters of the Parties to the Protocol submit their instruments of acceptance to the Depositary. The United Nations is encouraging governments to speed up their ratification of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty. To date, 70 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.

Image CDM Executive Board, 92nd meeting
31 October - 4 November 2016
Meeting information and documents for the 92nd meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism are available online.

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Previous Implementation Updates

New sites and resources
Visit the COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 host country website
COP22/CMP12/CMA1 Host Country Website
The 2018-2019 budget is a critical element in achieving the objectives of the historic Paris Agreement. Learn about the progress of budget development and share with us your feedback.
Latest Documents
Workshop on views and experiences on economic diversification and transformation and on a just transition of the workforce and the creation of decent work and quality jobs
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Provisional agenda and annotations. Note by the Executive Secretary.
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Possible elements and guiding principles for continuing and enhancing the Lima work programme on gender. Submissions from Parties and observer organizations.
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Upcoming Meetings
31 Oct - 4 Nov 2016
92nd meeting of the CDM Executive Board

5 - 6 Nov 2016
17th Global DNA Forum

7 - 18 Nov 2016
Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016

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