Paris Committee on Capacity-building
The Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) was established 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.
The Capacity-building Portal is an access point to a database of capacity-building activities
in countries across the world, activities whose focus is to better mitigate and adapt to
It is a response to the request from the COP for the UNFCCC secretariat to collect, process,
compile and disseminate, in both printed and electronic formats, the information needed by
the COP or its subsidiary bodies to review the progress in the implementation of the
framework for capacity-building in developing countries.
Durban Forum on Capacity-building
The Durban Forum on Capacity-building is an annual, in-session event organized under the
auspices of the SBI that provides an overview of the capacity-building support being provided
to developing countries. It brings together stakeholders involved in building the capacity of
developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Two capacity-building frameworks were adopted in 2001 by the Conference of the Parties. They
address the needs, conditions and priorities of developing countries and of countries with
economies in transition. The frameworks:
- Provide a set of guiding principles and approaches to capacity-building;
- Contain a list of priority areas for action on capacity-building;
- Set out a way forward for capacity-building activities;
- Provide guidance on the support of financial and technical resources;
- Call for developing countries and countries with economies in transition to provide
information on their specific needs and priorities.