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Further matters related to implementation of the Paris Agreement

(a) Preparing for the convening of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement

(b) Taking stock of progress made by the subsidiary and constituted bodies in relation to their mandated work under the Paris Agreement and section III of decision 1/CP.21, in order to promote and facilitate coordination and coherence in the implementation of the work programme, and, if appropriate, take action, which may include recommendations



APA 1.4 - Resumed first session, 7 - 15 November 2017 NEW!

During the third part of its resumed first session, held in May 2017, the APA recommended a way forward on two additional matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.  At the fourth part of its resumed first session, the APA is expected to continue its consideration of the five remaining additional matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

APA 1.3 requested the secretariat pdf-icon (FCCC/APA/2017/2, paragraph 28 (b)) to compile and make available on the UNFCCC website, by 15 September 2017, a list of all previous decisions that have been taken on the Adaptation Fund that touch on governance and institutional arrangements, safeguards and operating modalities. Click here to see the list of the decisions.

pdf-icon Co-Chairs’ additional questions on further matters related to implementation of the Paris Agreement (APA 8ab ex. AF) (281 kB) (281 kB) (version of 7 November 2017,18:30 )

pdf-icon Informal Note by the Co-Facilitators (APA 8 AF) (429 kB) - Revised Final version (version of 14 November 2014)

pdf-icon Informal Note by the Co-Facilitators (APA 8 AF) (370 kB) (370 kB) - Final version (version of 13 November 2017)

pdf-icon Informal Note by the Co-Facilitators (APA 8 AF) (359 kB) (359 kB) - Second iteration (version of 11 November 2017, 14:00)

pdf-icon Informal Note by the Co-Facilitators (APA 8 AF) (330 kB) (330 kB) - First iteration (version of 10 November 2017, 13:00)

pdf-icon Informal note by Co-Facilitators, final iteration (APA 8ab ex.AF) (326 kB) - Final iteration (version of 14 Nov 2017, 17:23)

pdf-icon Informal Note by Co-Facilitators (APA 8ab ex. AF) (323 kB) - First iteration (version of 13 Nov 2017, 18:38)



 



APA 1.3 - Resumed first session, 8 - 18 May 2017

pdf-icon Informal Note by the Co-Chairs (APA 8ab ex. AF) Final version (375 kB) (375 kB)   (version of 17 May 2017, 9:30 a.m)

pdf-icon Informal Note by the Co-Chairs (APA 8ab ex. AF) – Second Iteration (370 kB) (370 kB) (version of 15 May 2017, 7:00 p.m)

pdf-icon Informal Note by the Co-Chairs (APA 8ab ex. AF) – First Iteration (363 kB) (363 kB) (version of 15 May 2017, 2:45 p.m)

pdf-icon Informal note proposed by the co-facilitators (APA 8a Adaptation Fund) (321 kB)   (version 18 May 2017, 2:15 p.m)



APA 1.2 - Resumed first session, 7 - 14 November 2016
 

At the resumed first session, Parties initiated work on the matter related to the Adaptation Fund as mandated by the COP in response to an invitation by CMP11. In addition, Parties also discussed additional matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the convening of CMA1, which some Parties were of the view may not yet have been addressed. A summary of the discussions on these issues were captured by the Co-chairs in an pdf-icon Informal Note.

Other documents from APA 1-2

pdf-icon Submission by the G77 and China on Adaptation Fund

pdf-icon Nicaragua on the Adaptation Fund

pdf-icon Presentation by the secretariat on the Adaptation Fund



Background
 

Paragraph 59 of 1/CP.21 Recognizes that the Adaptation Fund may serve the Agreement, subject to relevant decisions by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement.

Paragraph 60 Invites the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol to consider the issue referred to in paragraph 59 and make a recommendation to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement at its first session.

Also in Paris, Decision 1/CMP.11 Recommends that the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, at its first session, consider that the Adaptation Fund may serve the Paris Agreement, (in accordance with the above).

By the same decision, the CMP Invites the Conference of the Parties, at its twenty-second session (November 2016), to request the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement to undertake preparatory work (concerning the issue above) and to forward a recommendation to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol for its consideration and adoption no later than at its fifteenth session (November 2019).

Decision 1/CP.22 also Requests the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement in its consideration of the necessary preparatory work on the Adaptation Fund to address the governance and institutional arrangements, safeguards and operating modalities for the Adaptation Fund to serve the Paris Agreement;

By the same decision, the COP Invites Parties to submit, by 31 March 2017, their views on the governance and institutional arrangements, safeguards and operating modalities for the Adaptation Fund to serve the Paris Agreement; link to submission page

1/CMA.1 Decides that the Adaptation Fund should serve the Paris Agreement, following and consistent with decisions to be taken at the third part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, to be convened in conjunction with the twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties, and by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that address the governance and institutional arrangements, safeguards and operating modalities of the Adaptation Fund.

Background
 

Paragraph 59 of 1/CP.21 Recognizes that the Adaptation Fund may serve the Agreement, subject to relevant decisions by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement.

Paragraph 60 Invites the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol to consider the issue referred to in paragraph 59 and make a recommendation to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement at its first session.

Also in Paris, Decision 1/CMP.11 Recommends that the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, at its first session, consider that the Adaptation Fund may serve the Paris Agreement, (in accordance with the above).

By the same decision, the CMP Invites the Conference of the Parties, at its twenty-second session (November 2016), to request the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement to undertake preparatory work (concerning the issue above) and to forward a recommendation to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol for its consideration and adoption no later than at its fifteenth session (November 2019).

Decision 1/CP.22 also Requests the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement in its consideration of the necessary preparatory work on the Adaptation Fund to address the governance and institutional arrangements, safeguards and operating modalities for the Adaptation Fund to serve the Paris Agreement;

By the same decision, the COP Invites Parties to submit, by 31 March 2017, their views on the governance and institutional arrangements, safeguards and operating modalities for the Adaptation Fund to serve the Paris Agreement; link to submission page

1/CMA.1 Decides that the Adaptation Fund should serve the Paris Agreement, following and consistent with decisions to be taken at the third part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, to be convened in conjunction with the twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties, and by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that address the governance and institutional arrangements, safeguards and operating modalities of the Adaptation Fund.

Additional matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement that have not yet been addressed under the work programme for the Paris Agreement contained in decision 1/CP.21

A list of such possible additional matters is contained in the pdf-icon annex to the Informal note by the Co-Chairs. The CMA, at the first part of its first session, referred two of these matters to the SBI, at its forty-seventh session, to undertake preparatory work and report back to CMA 1 (i.e., Article 4, paragraph 10, of the Paris Agreement (common time frames for nationally determined contributions); and Decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 83 (ways of enhancing the implementation of training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information) see document pdf-icon FCCC/PA/CMA/2016/3, paragraph 24. The CMA, through the COP, also requested the APA to continue its consideration of these additional matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement (see pdf-icon decision 1/CMA.1, paragraph 9).



In preparation for the third part of the first session of the APA, the APA Co-Chairs prepared
a pdf-icon Reflections note and noted that Parties may wish to answer the following questions in their continued consideration of these matters:

(a) Is any preparatory work currently being undertaken on any of the remaining possible additional matters identified by Parties in the list above?

(b) What work (if any) needs to be done on each of the matters which have not yet been addressed in order to give it effect under the Paris Agreement?

(c) Which body would be the most appropriate to undertake this work?

(d) What could be the time frame for completion of this work? 



In preparation for the fourth part of the first session of the APA pdf-icon Reflections note, noted that Parties may wish to answer the following questions in their continued consideration of these matters:

(a) Is preparatory work currently being undertaken on any of these possible additional matters? If so, where?

(b) If there is no preparatory work being undertaken on any of these possible additional matters, is preparatory work required, and if so, by which body?

(c) What should be the time frame for this work?

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