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UN Climate Change Conference - November 2017

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SBSTA, SBI and APA presiding Officers 2017 Note from the Presiding Officers of SBSTA, SBI and APA
15 September 2017
The Presiding Officers of the SBI, SBSTA and APA actively engaged at the Heads of Delegations meeting in Rabat on 7-8 September, organized by the Moroccan and Fijian Presidencies of the COP, and met separately in the margins. At these meetings and in their discussion with the Presidencies, the Presiding Officers reconfirmed their commitment to continue working together to ensure that all components of the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) are addressed comprehensively and in a balanced, coherent manner, both at the upcoming UNFCCC sessions in November 2017 in Bonn and in the final outcome of the PAWP in December 2018. [...]
Recognizing the need to make the November sessions a significant milestone on the path towards reaching an agreed full outcome for the PAWP at COP-24 in December 2018, the Presiding Officers will work on identifying opportunities to improve the coherence of outputs from the SBI, SBSTA and APA.  
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COP 23 President Designate H.E. Mr. Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji President-designate of COP 23, H.E. Mr. Frank Bainimarama addresses participants of the Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2017
On Thursday 18 May, H.E. Mr. Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and President-designate of COP 23 attended the Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2017. During the day he met with several participants including representatives of the negotiating Groups and observer organization constituencies. His Excellency also addressed delegates at the closing plenary of the SBI. In his address he highlighted the priorities and vision of Fiji for COP 23 and launched the new COP 23 website. Fiji's vision is for a Presidency that is transparent and inclusive of all, advances the Paris Agreement and accelerates climate action for all vulnerable societies, drawing on their own experiences as a Small Island Developing State in the Pacific.
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Implementation Updates

Myanmar and Fiji accepted Doha Amendment
Myanmar and Fiji deposited their instrument of acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 19 September 2017. 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, 82 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.

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NDC_report.png Report: Catalysing the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions
This report, a joint effort of the United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General, and the Secretariat of the UNFCCC, focuses on the linkages of nationally determined contributions (NDCs), and sustainable development goals (SDGs). It highlights how developing countries can benefit significantly from southern solutions that can address both climate change and multiple development challenges through South-South Cooperation.
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The 2018-2019 UNFCCC budget is inspired by the vision and objectives of the historic Paris Agreement. It is designed to respond to the needs of all governments and help Parties achieve their ambitious objectives in the wake of the Agreement's rapid entry into force.

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Liechtenstein. Report on the review of the report to facilitate the calculation of the assigned amount for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol of Liechtenstein. Note by the expert review team.
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Liechtenstein. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Liechtenstein submitted in 2016. Note by the expert review team.
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Liechtenstein. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of Liechtenstein submitted in 2015. Note by the expert review team.
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