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Relevant decisions leading to and under the Buenos Aires programme of work on adaptation and response measures (2004)
 

2011

              28 November - 09 December 2011

At SBI 35, 28 November-09 December 2011, Parties did not conclude this matter and agreed to continue its consideration at its thirty-six session.

10-12 October 2011

Workshop to identify gaps and challenges in the implementation of risk management approaches to the adverse effects of climate change.

6-16 June 2011

At SBI 34 (June 2011), Parties agreed to continue considering this matter at SBI 35, on basis of the draft decision text contained in the report of SBI 32, annex IV, taking into account relevant decisions adopted by the COP at its sixteenth session, with a view to recommending a draft decision for adoption by the COP.  The Parties also took note of the progress made in the implementation of the interim actions referred to in the SBI 33 conclusions (FCCC/SBI/2010/27, paragraphs 83-90).  Please see the report of the SBI at its thirty-fouth session (paragraphs 77-78).

2010

30 November-4 December  

At SBI 33, 30 November-4 December 2010, Parties agreed to continue considering this matter at its thirty-fourth session on the basis of the draft decision text annexed to the report of the SBI at its thirty-second session, taking into account any relevant decisions adopted by the Conference of Parties (COP) at its sixteenth session, with a view to recommending a draft decision for adoption by the COP. The SBI also agreed on interim activities for addressing the adverse effects of climate change. Please see pdf-icon the report of the SBI at its thirty-third session (paragraphs 79-90).

31 May-9 June

At SBI 32, 31 May-9 June 2010, the SBI took note of the draft decision text prepared following the request by the SBI referred to in the report of the SBI at its thirty-first session (paragraph 39).  The SBI agreed to continue its consideration of this matter at its thirty-third session, based on the draft decision text contained in annex of the draft conclusions proposed by the Chair, with a view to recommending a draft decision for adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its sixteenth session.  Please see pdf-icon the report of the SBI at its thirty-second session (paragraph 70).

 2009

8-12 December

At SBI 31, the SBI again took note of views of Parties on the status of implementation of Art. 4.8 and decisions 5/CP.7 and 1/CP.10, and requested its Chair to continue developing a draft decision text, based on all the documents issued to date under the Buenos Aires programme of work on adaptation and response measures, with a view to adopting it at COP 16.  The SBI welcomed the information and advise emerging from the implementation of the first phase of the Nairobi work programme, which was provided by the SBSTA to the SBI at SB 29, and agreed to consider this information and advice, as appropriate, in the further implementation of  decision 1/CP.10 (See draft conclusions proposed by the Chair).  The draft decision text will take into account the following inputs:

  • Submission contained in FCCC/SBI/2008/MISC.4, FCCC/SBI/2008/MISC.9 and Add.1, FCCC/SBI/2008/MISC.10 and FCCC/SBI/2008/MISC.11/Rev.1
  • Reports of workshops and expert meetings contained in documents FCCC/SBI/2006/13,  FCCC/SBI/2006/18,  FCCC/SBI/2006/19,  FCCC/SBI/2007/2,  FCCC/SBI/2007/11 and  FCCC/SBI/2007/13
  • The synthesis report contained in document FCCC/SBI/2007/14
  • New submissions to be made by 22 March 2010 (FCCC/SBI/2009/8, paragraph 45)
  • The chair's summary of the round table held at SBI 29 (FCCC/SBI/2009/8, annex III) 
  • The documents referred to in annex III to the report of the SBI on its twenty-eighth session (FCCC/SBI/2008/8)  

1 - 10 June

At SB 30, the SBI noted the views of Parties on the Status of implementation of Article 4, paragraph 8, of the Convention, decision 5/CP.7 and decision 1/CP.10.  See SBI Report FCCC/SBI/2009/8 (paragraphs 40-47).  The SBI acknowledged that further work is needed.  In this regard, the SBI requested its chair to prepare a draft decision text on further actions (taking into account the draft text that was previously prepared at COP 14 and provided in Annex 1 of the draft conclusions) based on the following:

2008

1-12 December

At COP 14 in Poznan, Parties considered the submissions on the Status of implementation of Article 4, paragraph 8, of the Convention, decision 5/CP.7 and decision 1/CP.10 (FCCC/SBI/2008/MISC.9 and FCCC/SBI/2008/MISC.9/Add.1).  Submissions were received from 4 Parties and 4 relevant organizations.

These submissions fed into an assessment of work on the adverse effects of climate change (and the impacts of the implementation of response measures). Terms of reference for the assessment are in the SBSTA 28 Report, Annex III, FCCC/SBI/2008/8).  A round table in Poznan considered the outcome of the assessment, which provided Parties with a clearer picture of gaps and needs in order to feed into the decision making progress.

Three inputs were received from organizations related to their activities in the context of Decision 1/CP.10:

Also received was the Progress on the implementation of decision 1/CP.10. Submission from Antigua and Barbuda on behalf of the Group of 77 and China (FCCC/SBI/2008/MISC.10).

2 - 13 June

At SB 28, 2008, Parties adopted conclusions on Progress on the implementation of decisions 1/CP.10.  Parties agreed on a set of specific activities up to COP 14 (December 2008) in Poznan, Poland to address the adverse effects of climate change, article 4.8, decisions 5/CP.7 and 1/CP.10. See the Report on SBI 28, paragraphs 32-39 (FCCC/SBI/2008/8)

Terms of Reference attached to the report (Annex III) explain how Parties will assess the status of the implementation of adaptation action by inviting Parties and relevant organizations to provide submissions that will feed into an assessment of work on the adverse effects of climate change (and the impacts of the implementation of response measures). A round table in Poznan will consider the outcome of the assessment, which will provide Parties with a clearer picture of gaps and needs and help identify future action which will feed into the decision making progress by COP at its 14th session.

During SB 28 consideration was taken of the submissions provided by Parties (by 21 March 2008) on the status of implementation of Article 4.8 and decisions 5/CP.7 and 1/CP.10. These views were compiled in document FCCC/SBI/2008/MISC.4 

In 2008, an Adaptation funding interface was mandated to show the funds available for adaptation, including for the implementation of NAPAs. (pdf-icon FCCC/SBI/2008/8).

 29 - 30 May

An informal pre-sessional meeting on progress on the implementation of decision 1/CP.10 was held in Bonn, which helped feed into talks by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation at SB 28 in Bonn, June 2008.

2007

3 - 14 December

At COP 13, Parties continued to consider progress on the implementation of decision 1/CP.10. They requested the Chair of the SBI to convene an informal meeting prior to the June 2008 session to consider further actions, including in the areas of:

  1. Financial resources
  2. Vulnerability and adaptation assessments
  3. Adaptation planning and implementation
  4. Risk management and risk reduction
  5. Regional collaboration and cross-cutting issues
  6. Capacity-building, education, training and public awareness
  7. Data, systematic observation and monitoring

Parties also agreed to initiate consideration of the status of implementation of Article 4.8 and decisions 5/CP.7 and 1/CP.10 and invited views on that matter by 21 March 2008.

7 - 18 May

At SBI 26, Parties considered the implementation of decision 1/CP.10 and the outcomes of the regional adaptation workshops and expert meeting.pdf-icon Report on SBI 26

The SBI agreed to continue its deliberations on this matter at SBI 27, taking into consideration the outcomes of the regional workshops, expert meeting and the possible elements included in annex III of document FCCC/SBI/2007/15, with a view to considering what further actions may be required by COP 13.

11 - 13 April

Workshop for Asian region, Beijing, China

5 - 7 and 26 - 28 February 2007

Expert Meeting for Small island developing States (SIDS). This was held in two parts:

  1. Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean SIDS, 5-7 February, Kingston, Jamaica
  2. Pacific and Indian Ocean SIDS, 26-28 February, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
2006

6 - 17 November

At SBI 25, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of 1/CP.10. (PDF) Report on SBI 25

21 - 23 September

Workshop for African region, Accra, Ghana

18 - 26 May

At SBI 24, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of 1/CP.10. (PDF) Report on SBI 24

18 - 20 April

Workshop for Latin and Central American region, Lima, Peru

2005

28 November - 9 December

At SBI 23, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of 1/CP.10. (PDF) Report on SBI 23 (paragraphs 93-97)

19 - 27 May

At SBI 22, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of 1/CP.10. (PDF) Report on SBI 22 (paragraphs 112 and 113)

2004

6 - 17 December

 At COP 10, adoption of the “Buenos Aires programme of work on adaptation and response measuresDecision 1/CP.10.

Decision 1/CP.10 requests the secretariat to organize three regional workshops, reflecting regional priorities and one expert meeting for small island developing States, reflecting issues of priority identified by that group.

At SBI 21, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of activities under decision 5/CP.7. Report on SBI 21 (Paragraphs 78 to 81)

16 - 25 June

At SBI 20, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of activities under decision 5/CP.7. Report on SBI 20 (paragraphs 62-65)

2003

1 - 13 December

At SBI 19, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of activities under decision 5/CP.7. Report on SBI 19 (paragraphs 42-44)

12-13 November

Workshop on Local coping strategies and technologies for adaptation, New Delhi, India

18 - 19 October

Workshop on The needs and options of non-Annex I Parties for economic diversification, and on support programmes by Annex II Parties to address these needs, Tehran, Iran

2-4 July

Workshops on synergy and cooperation with other conventions, Espoo, Finland

4 - 13 June

At SBI 18, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of activities under decision 5/CP.7. Report on SBI 18 (paragraphs 27 and 31)

14-15 May

Workshop on Insurance-related actions to address the specific needs and concerns of developing country Parties arising from the adverse effects of climate change and from the impact of the implementation of response measures, , Bonn, Germany

12-13 May

Workshop on insurance and risk assessment in the context of climate change and extreme weather events, Bonn, Germany

2002

23 October - 1 November

At SBI 17, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of activities under decision 5/CP.7. Report on SBI 17 (paragraphs 36-39)

3 - 14 June

At SBI 16, the SBI considered progress on the implementation of activities under decision 5/CP.7. Report on SBI 16  (paragraphs 26 and 28)

16 - 18 May

Workshop on The status of modelling activities to assess the adverse effects of climate change and the impact of implemented response measures, Bonn, Germany

2001

29 October - 9 November

At COP 7, Implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Convention, Decision 5/CP.7

Activities in the areas of information and methodologies, vulnerability and adaptation, and modelling to be supported by the GEF, the special climate change fund, the least developed countries fund and other bilateral and multilateral sources.

 16 - 27 July

At SBI 14, the SBI considered the needs of least developed countries. Report on SBI 14 (paragraphs 15-6)

 

Documents from earlier sessions
 

2000

FCCC/CP/2001/2/Add.1 Consolidated negotiating text proposed by the President for COP 6 part II.

FCCC/SB/2000/5 Note by the Chairmen of the subsidiary bodies.

FCCC/CP/2000/INF.3 (Vol.II) Text forwarded by SBSTA/SBI 13 part II (meeting together with COP 6 in The Hague) to the COP (also on the table for COP 6 part II).

FCCC/SBI/2000/10/Add.1 Text prepared at SBSTA/SBI 13 part I (September 2000) and forwarded to SBSTA/SBI 13 part II

FCCC/SB/2000/5 Consolidated text presented by the co-chairs of the joint contact group for SBSTA/SBI 13, part I.

FCCC/CP/2001/5/Add.1 Completed decisions on the implementation of Article 4.8 and 4.9 of the Convention and on matters relating to Article 3.14 of the Kyoto Protocol.

FCCC/SB/2000/2 Report on the workshops on initial actions relating to the adverse effects of climate change in accordance with Article 4.8 and 4.9 of the Convention and Workshop on methodological approaches and what actions are necessary under the Convention, relating to the impact of the implementation of response measures, in accordance with Article 4.8 and 4.9 of the Convention and in the light of matters related to Article 3.14 of the Kyoto Protocol held in March 2000.

1999

FCCC/SB/1999/9 Report on the workshop envisaged in the annex (Programme of work) to decision 5/CP.4held in September 1999.

FCCC/SB/1999/MISC.13 Submissions from Parties

FCCC/SB/1999/MISC.6 Submissions from Parties

Decisions

2004

 At COP 10, adoption of the “Buenos Aires programme of work on adaptation and response measures” Decision 1/CP.10.

2001

At COP 7, Implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Convention, Decision 5/CP.7

2000

At COP 6, Implementation of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, pdf-icon Decision 1/CP.6

1999

At COP 5, Implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Convention and matters relating to Article 3.14 of the Kyoto Protocol. pdf-icon Decision 12/CP.5  

1998

Implementation of Article 4.8 and 4.9 of the Convention (pdf-icon decision 3/CP.3 and Articles 2.3 and 3.14 of the Kyoto Protocol). pdf-icon Decision 5/CP.4  

1997

Implementation of Article 4.8 and 4.9 of the Convention. pdf-icon Decision 3/CP.3  

 

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