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Paris Committee on Capacity-building

Recent Developments:

At COP 23, the 2017 technical progress report of the PCCB (FCCC/SBI/2017/11) was discussed under agenda item 16 (b) of SBI 47. The decision text for this agenda item can be found pdf-icon here (16/CP.23)

The COP 23 adopted a draft decision recommended by the SBI that appreciates and welcomes the work done by the PCCB so far, and invites Parties and relevant institutions to provide support and resources to the PCCB in implementing its 2017-2019 rolling workplan in light of the aim of the PCCB, established in 1/CP.21. In addition, the newly adopted COP decision notes the decision of the PCCB to continue its 2017 focus area or theme of capacity-building activities for the implementation of NDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement in 2018, and requests the SBI to thematically align the next Durban Forum with the 2018 focus area or theme of the PCCB.



The pdf-icon 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 pdf-icon 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.


Key documents

pdf-icon Annual technical progress report of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building.New!

pdf-icon Rolling workplan of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building 2017 to 2019 (276 kB)

pdf-icon Rules of Procedure (432 kB)

pdf-icon Working Modalities (295 kB)

Additional Information

Relevant decisions

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