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Paris Committee on Capacity-building: Meetings and Documents

The first Paris Committee on Capacity-building Meeting

Date: 11 - 13 May 2017
Venue: United Nations Campus, Bonn, Germany

Remote access to PCCB meeting
For those wishing to view the proceedings of the meeting, a YouTube link was established.

Thursday 11 May: morning session: Please click hereImage
Thursday 11 May: afternooon session: Please click hereImage
Friday 12 May: morning session: Please click hereImage
Friday 12 May: afternoon session: Please click hereImage
Saturday 13 May: morning session: Please click hereImage
Saturday 13 May: afternoon session: Please click hereImage

Documents for the first meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building
pdf-icon Agenda (PCCB/2017/1/1) (296 kB)
pdf-icon Annotated Agenda (PCCB/2017/1/2) (556 kB)
pdf-icon Report of the first meeting (PCCB/2017/1/10) (473 kB)
pdf-icon List of Participants (232 kB)


Item 2: Election of officers.

Item 3: Organizational matters.

Item 4: Working modalities and procedures of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building.
pdf-icon Background paper (PCCB/2017/1/3) (455 kB)
pdf-icon Outcome of discussions (11 kB)

Item 5: Implementation of the 2016 to 2020 capacity-building workplan.
pdf-icon Background paper (PCCB/2017/1/4) (1443 kB)
pdf-icon Background paper (PCCB/2017/1/5) (820 kB)
pdf-icon Background paper (PCCB/2017/1/6) (771 kB)
pdf-icon Draft workplan of the PCCB (257 kB)
pdf-icon Outcome of discussions (83 kB)

Item 6: Focus area or theme of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building:
Capacity-building activities for the implementation of nationally determined contributions in the context of the Paris Agreement.
pdf-icon Background paper (PCCB/2017/1/7) (471 kB)
pdf-icon Report back from day 2 breakout group 1 (13 kB)
pdf-icon Report back from day 2 breakout group 2 (119 kB)
pdf-icon Outcome of discussions (69 kB)

Item 7: Focus area or theme of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building for 2018.
pdf-icon Background paper (PCCB/2017/1/8) (448 kB)
pdf-icon Outcome of discussions (72 kB)

Item 8: Annual technical progress report of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building to the Conference of the Parties.
pdf-icon Background paper (PCCB/2017/1/9) (426 kB)
pdf-icon Outcome of discussions (68 kB)


Friday, 12 May 2015: one-day discussion on the 2017 focus area or theme - programme
Opening (9:00–9:15)
Welcoming and opening remarks

Presenter Programme
Co-Chairs of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) - Welcoming participants

- Introduction of the 2017 focus area of the PCCB (capacity-building activities for the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in the context of the Paris Agreement)

- Presentation of the agenda and organization of work
Discussion on complementarity between the Durban Forum and the work of the PCCB (9:15–10:15)
Summary of deliberations at previous meetings of the Durban Forum and open discussion on how to facilitate and ensure complementarity between the Durban Forum and the work of the PCCB

Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow,
SBI Chair and Chair of the Durban Forum
pdf-icon Presentation (966 kB)

Mr. Ari Huhtala,
Moderator
- Brief introduction of the Durban Forum

- Summary of the discussions held at its 4th, 5th and 6th meetings, and key takeaways

- Round-table discussion

Guiding question for the round table discussion:

• How to best facilitate, ensure and maximize complementarity between the discussions of the Durban Forum and the thematic work of the PCCB?

- Potential interventions from observers attending this session
Coffee break (10.15–10.30)
Presentation on the outcome of the capacity-building workshop organized by the Moroccan Presidency (10:30–11:00)
Key outcomes of the workshop on capacity-building and the implementation of the Paris Agreement, held in Rabat, Morocco, in March 2017

Mr. Mohamed Nbou,
Director of the Ministry of the Environment of Morocco and PCCB member
- pdf-icon Presentation on the key outcomes of the workshop (626 kB)

- Q&A session
Session I: Initiatives or partnerships supporting capacity-building activities for the implementation of NDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement (11:00–13:00)
Existing initiatives and partnerships supporting capacity-building activities, and ways to strengthen networks and collaboration between actors under and outside the Convention

Presentations by:

- Mr. Rob Bradley,
Director for Knowledge, NDC Partnership

- Mr. Ari Huhtala,
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
pdf-icon Presentation (564 kB)

- Ms. Chizuru Aoki,
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
pdf-icon Presentation (869 kB)

- Mr. Clifford Polycarp,
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
pdf-icon Presentation (919 kB)

- Mr. Jukka Uosukainen,
Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)
pdf-icon Presentation (783 kB)

Intervention by:

- Ms. Gemma O'Brien,
Standing Committee on Finance:
improving coherence and coordination in the delivery of climate change financing
pdf-icon Intervention (197 kB)
- Presentations and interventions

- Q&A session

- Round-table discussion

Guiding questions for the discussion:

• How to best maximize and coordinate capacity-building initiatives and support by the various actors already engaged at the national level?
• How to promote the engagement of other key stakeholders in capacity-building initiatives?

- Potential interventions from observers attending this session

- Wrap-up of Session I by PCCB Co-Chairs
Lunch break (13:00–14:15)
Session II: Assessing capacity-building gaps and needs to be addressed in implementing NDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement (14:15 – 16:15)
Assessment of current and emerging capacity-building needs and gaps, and identification of existing, innovative solutions to address them

Presentations by:

- Mr. Clarence Samuel
Marshall Islands

- Mr. Bubu Jallow,
LDC Group
pdf-icon Presentation (3738 kB)

Interventions by:

- Mr. Clifford Mahlung
Adaptation Committee:
current work on:
• Methodologies for assessing adaptation needs
• Technical assistance needs
pdf-icon Intervention (350 kB)

- Ms. Méry Yaou
Least Developed Countries Expert Group:
Gaps and needs for adaptation for the LDCs that would arise from the implementation of the Paris Agreement
pdf-icon Intervention (230 kB)

- Mr. Naoki Mori
Technology Executive Committee:
Identifying and addressing needs and gaps of technology development and transfer to support Parties in implementing the Paris Agreement
pdf-icon Intervention (461 kB)
- Presentations and interventions

- Q&A session

- Round-table discussion

Guiding questions for the discussion:

• Which are the main human, institutional and systemic capacity gaps and needs identified by developing countries in implementing NDCs?
• What are some of the existing and innovative solutions to address the capacity needs and gaps identified above?

- Potential interventions from observers attending this session

- Wrap-up of Session II by PCCB Co-Chairs
Coffee break (16:15–16.30)
Breakout group discussions (16:30–17:30)
Breakout group 1:

Strengthening collaboration between different actors to support capacity-building activities for the implementation of NDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement
Breakout group 2:

Enhancing the capacities of developing countries to implement NDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement (solutions and best practices)
Guiding questions:

• How can the PCCB serve as the connecting bridge among actors under and outside the Convention supporting capacity-building activities in developing countries and how can it contribute to increasing synergies among them?
• How can the PCCB collaborate with constituted bodies under the Convention to address current and emerging capacity gaps and needs in implementing NDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement?
Guiding questions:

• How can the PCCB address the main institutional, systemic and individual capacity gaps and needs in implementing NDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement?
• What can the PCCB do to promote an exchange of information, good practices and lessons learned contributing to address current and emerging capacity gaps and needs in implementing NDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement?
Reporting of the breakout group discussions by rapporteurs (17.30–17.50)

pdf-icon Report back from Breakout group 1 (13 kB)
pdf-icon Report back from Breakout group 2 (119 kB)
Wrap-up and closing by PCCB Co-Chairs (17.50–18.00)