Paris Agreement - Status of Ratification
The Paris Agreement shall enter into
force on the 30th day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in
total for at least an estimated 55 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their
instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary.
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The forty-fourth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 44) and
Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 44) as well as the first
session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1) took place from 16 to 26
May 2016, in Bonn, Germany.
Reflections note (584 kB)
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
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
Opening remarks of the incoming-Presidency of COP 22/CMP 12 (275 kB)
First stocktaking event: ensuring coherence and assessing progress on the
implementation of the work programme post-Paris
21 May 2016
As part of a joint effort by the Presidency of COP21/CMP11 and the incoming-Presidency of
COP22/CMP12 to facilitate the implementation of the work programme in decision 1/CP.21 by all
bodies and to lay the foundation for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, a
special event entitled, “Stocktaking events: ensuring coherence and assessing progress on
the implementation of the work programme post-Paris,” took place on 21 May 2016 during
the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016, jointly led by the COP 21/CMP11 President, H.E.
Ms. Ségolène Royal, and the incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency represented by H.E.
Ms. Hakima EL HAITE, together with the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Ms. Christiana
Figueres, with the support of the Presiding Officers of the SBSTA, SBI, APA, and the
representatives of the constituted bodies, the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism of
the UNFCCC, and the IPCC.
the webcast of the event here
Champion from the Presidency of COP 22 and CMP 12
17 May 2016
President-Designate of COP 22 and CMP 12, H.E Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco, announced in his remarks delivered at the
opening meeting of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016 that H.E. Ms. Hakima EL HAITE,
Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment - Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment
of Morocco, will be the high-level Champion of Morocco. He stated, “Ms. Minister El
Haite, as the high-level Champion of Morocco, is fully devoted to mobilizing the forces of
Together with H.E. Ambassador Laurence Tubiana, the high-level Champion from the Presidency of
COP 21 and CMP 11, H.E. Ms. Hakima EL HAITE will galvanize support from Parties and non-Party
For information on the appointment of the high-level champions and their mandate, please see
1/CP.21, Paragraph 121
To learn more about the two high-level Champions, please see here
News of the
Convention and Protocol Bodies
Visit the COP 22/CMP 12 host country website
Items 3 to 8 of the agenda. Draft conclusions proposed by the Co-Chairs.
Terms of reference for the Paris Committee on Capacity-building. Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair.
Terms of reference for the Paris Committee on Capacity-building. Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair. Addendum.
Draft report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement on its first session. Rapporteur: [to be elected at the closing plenary].
Procedures, mechanisms and institutional arrangements for appeals against decisions of the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism. Draft conclusion proposed by the Chair.
20 - 23 Jun 2016
51st Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group
20 - 24 Jun 2016
70th Meeting of the CDM Meth Panel
28 - 30 Jun 2016
75th Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel