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Participate in the Third round of Multilateral Assessment

The third round of multilateral assessment (MA) will be conducted at the forty-third session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Paris in 2015. The assessment process offers a unique opportunity to engage all countries to assess how developed countries are implementing actions to reduce emissions. The notification letter on the third round of MA was pdf-icon sent to national focal points on 25 August 2015 (2777 kB) .
Two Parties, Belarus and Kazakhstan, will be assessed at SBI 43 of their progress towards achieving the economy-wide emission reduction targets. The MA session at SBI 43 is proceeded by a three-month question and answer period when interested Parties submitted written questions to these two Parties, and the two Parties responded to those questions.To view the compiled questions and answers, please go to the individual Party page.

The MA session is scheduled on 1 December in Plenary I, La Seine, immediately after the closing of the SBI 43 Opening Plenary.

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Implementation Updates

Rwanda accepted Doha Amendment
Rwanda deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 20 November 2015. 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, 54 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.

 image Improving rural lives with electricity
Bonn, 24 July 2015
Improving the lives of people without access to electricity is the motivation behind a new standard adopted by the CDM Executive Board at its 85th meeting. The Board also improved existing regulations governing water purification and clean cookstove projects under the CDM.
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Previous Implementation Updates

From the Podium
- Closing addresses delivered by the COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency and the COP 21/CMP 11 incoming-Presidency
29 October 2015
The closing plenary of the eleventh part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) was honoured by the presence of Ambassador Voto-Bernales on behalf of the COP 20/CMP 10 President, and Ambassador Laurence Tubiana on behalf of the COP 21/CMP 11 incoming-President.  Welcoming the progress made up to date, both ambassadors encouraged Parties to continue their endeavours in view to developing substantive outcomes for the COP 21/CMP 11 that will be held in Paris, France, November-December 2015. 

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 image Open-ended informative dialogue on Presidential activities
23 October 2015
During the Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2015, the COP20/CMP10 Presidency represented by Ambassador Voto-Bernales and the President-designate of the COP21/CMP11, Minister Fabius, have jointly held the Open-ended informative dialogue on Presidential activities in an effort to brief Parties on the activities of the Presidencies during the past 4 weeks in line with the principles of openness, inclusiveness, and transparency, on Tuesday, 20 October 2015, from 14:00-15:00 at Plenary Genf at the World Conference Centre Bonn, Germany.  
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News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies

Other meetings
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Press Conference with Christiana Figueres on "Climate Action Now" Report
Bonn, Germany
18 November 2015
The press conference is scheduled for Wednesday 18 November 2015 at 2:30 p.m. CET.
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image 87th meeting of the CDM Executive Board (CDM-EB)
Paris, France
23-27 November 2015
Meeting information and documents are available online.
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COP 21 / CMP 11 Host country website
Latest Documents
Mexico. Report on the technical assessment of the proposed forest reference emission level of Mexico submitted in 2014.
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Daily programme for Sunday, 29 November 2015 (ADP2-12).
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Status of contributions as at 15 November 2015. Note by the secretariat.
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Information paper on the NAP Expo and the regional training workshops on national adaptation plans: experiences, good practices and lessons learned in addressing adaptation in the least developed countries. Note by the secretariat.
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Information relevant to emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport. Submissions from international organizations.
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