|From the Podium|
Presidencies event: taking stock of progress made during the Bonn Climate Change
Conference - May 2016
26 May 2016
At the “Presidencies event: taking stock of progress made during the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016,” held on 26 May 2016, the COP 21/CMP11 Presidency represented by H.E. Ambassador Laurence Tubiana, and the incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency represented by H.E. Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, together with the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Chairs of the SBSTA, SBI and the Co-Chairs of the APA, provided information to Parties and non-Party stakeholders 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.
Ambassador Tubiana reminded participants that this was her last official engagement as the Presidency of COP 21/CMP 11. The Executive Secretary took the floor to extend her deepest appreciation to Ambassador Tubiana. Parties and observers in the room responded with a standing ovation as their expression of appreciation to her for her outstanding work in the lead up to and during the Paris Conference last year as well as her work this year as the high-level Champion of the Presidency, which she will be continuing.
Open-ended informal consultations by the incoming-Presidency of COP22/CMP12 on the
expectations for the Marrakech Conference
25 May 2016
13.15-14.45 CEST, Chamber Hall
The open-ended informal consultations by the incoming-Presidency of COP22/CMP12 on the expectations for the Marrakech Conference took place on Wednesday 25 May to solicit views from Parties and observers. Reassuring all participants that the Marrakech Conference would focus on producing concrete action and solutions with a view to ensuring successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, the incoming-Presidency underlined that it would fully respect the Party-driven process of the UNFCCC, guided by the principles of openness, transparency, and inclusiveness.
Opening remarks of the incoming-Presidency of COP 22/CMP 12 (275 kB)
||News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies|
Italy accepted Doha Amendment
2016 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance
5-6 Sep 2016
The 2016 Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) Forum will be held from 5-6 September in Manila, the Philippines, at the Headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. It will focus on “Financial instruments that address the risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change”. The Forum is being organized in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank and the Government of the Philippines. It will bring together a diverse range of participants from relevant organizations, including public and private sector financial institutions, NGO’s, think-tanks and international organizations, who can share their expertise on existing and innovative ways to use financial instruments to address the risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change.
Meeting information and documents are available online.
View webcast (available as of the first day of the meeting)
|High-level champions corner|
The high-level champions, Ms. Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for Climate Change and Ms.
Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of
Morocco, in charge of the Environment have published their global climate action roadmap
to boost cooperative action between governments, cities, regions, business, investors and
citizens to cut emissions rapidly and help vulnerable nations build their own clean energy,
At the same time, they launched a global consultation on the roadmap. Deadline for submissions of view is August, 1, 2016. They also published calendar of key events on climate action, the first of which was the First Alliances and Coalitions Global Forum, that was held in Rabat (Morocco), on 23 and 24 June, 2016. An aide memoire thereof (498 kB) has been published.