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UN Climate Change Conference - November 2017

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COP22 and COP23 presidency logos Informal Meeting for the Heads of Delegations of the Parties to the UNFCCC
The Moroccan COP22 Presidency and the incoming Fijian COP23 Presidency jointly organized an informal meeting of Heads of Delegations that took place on 7-8 September 2017 in Rabat, Morocco. A summary report prepared by the co-chairs of the informal meeting can be found below.
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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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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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GuideThumb.png Guide for Presiding Officers
Updated version: This guide is prepared by the United Nations Climate Change secretariat and is designed to serve as a source of information and guidance for presiding officers on the conduct of negotiations in the climate change process.
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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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Non-paper on agenda item 3 of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement: Further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of decision 1/CP.21 on: (a) features of nationally determined contributions, as specified in paragraph 26 (b) information to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding of nationally determined contributions, as specified in paragraph 28 (c) accounting for Parties’ nationally determined contributions, as specified in paragraph 31. Non-paper by the co-facilitators.
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