NEW! Fourth review of the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in countries with economies in transition to be conducted during the forthcoming forty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation, in May 2017.
Parties are invited to submit their views on the fourth review by 9 March 2017 via the
submission portal at
Capacity-building Frameworks: Background Information
In 2001, the Conference of the Parties adopted two frameworks that address the needs, conditions and priorities of developing countries and of countries with economies in transition. The frameworks are enshrined in decisions 2/CP.7 and 3/CP.7.
The frameworks provide a set of guiding principles and approaches to capacity-building, for example that it should be a country-driven process, involve learning by doing, and build on existing activities. They also contain a list of priority areas for action on capacity-building, including the specific needs of least developed countries and small island developing States. They reaffirm that capacity-building is essential to enable these countries to implement the objective of the Convention.
The frameworks set out a way forward for capacity-building activities, such as developing and strengthening skills and knowledge, as well as providing opportunities for stakeholders and organizations to share their experiences, and increasing their awareness to enable them to participate more fully in the climate change process.
The frameworks also provide guidance on the support of financial and technical resources to be addressed by the Global Environment Facility, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and other intergovernmental organizations and institutions. The frameworks call for developing countries and countries with economies in transition to provide information on their specific needs and priorities through national communication and submissions, while promoting cooperation and stakeholder participation.
In 2005, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) decided that the capacity-building frameworks were also applicable to the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. The CMP endorsed these frameworks to guide capacity-building activities under the Kyoto Protocol in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
Capacity-building Frameworks: Monitoring and Review
The Subsidiary Body for Implementation regularly monitors and reviews progress on the implementation of the capacity-building frameworks.
The reviews involve a variety of actors. Parties report on progress they have made on capacity-building activities in their national communications submitted to the UNFCCC secretariat. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations agencies also submit information to the secretariat on capacity-building. The secretariat compiles and synthesizes all of this information into reports that help serve the reviews, which take place during UN climate change conferences.
Below is a summary of the reviews conducted so far.