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The Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB)

What is the PCCB?

The Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) was established by the Conference of the Parties (COP) in 2015 as part of the adoption of the Paris Agreement to address gaps and needs, both current and emerging, in implementing capacity-building in developing country Parties and further enhancing capacity-building efforts, including with regard to coherence and coordination in capacity-building activities under the Convention. In 2016, Parties adopted the terms of reference of the PCCB in Marrakech, at COP 22.

In addition, the PCCB manages and oversees the 2016–2020 workplan, which was also agreed in Paris and outlines various activities. Furthermore, at COP 23 as one of the outcomes of the third comprehensive review of the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries under the Convention, an invitation was extended to the PCCB with regard to the management of the 2016–2020 workplan. The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), at SBI 45 agreed that in 2017 the first focus area or theme for the PCCB will be on capacity-building activities for the implementation of nationally determined contributions in the context of the Paris Agreement.