Submissions are a very important element of sharing information, building understanding and advancing work
inter-sessionally in a transparent and inclusive manner. The secretariat recently introduced
this new submission portal to enhance the user-friendliness and efficiency in submitting and
viewing the information and views from Parties.
Parties are invited to use the portal to upload their information and views, including in
response to new/extended calls reflecting the outcomes of the last session of the subsidiary bodies held in
June in Bonn and that are listed in the notification of 4 July 2014 and those listed in the notification of
13 December 2013 (see INFO box).
The deployment of the new portal is being undertaken in phases to progressively replace the submission pages
previously available on the UNFCCC website and ensure a smooth transition. The first deployment phase,
launched on 21 May 2014, focused on those submissions received as of 1 January 2014 to be considered by the
Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to
the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) at their upcoming sessions, and by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and
Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) at their fortieth and
The second deployment phase of the portal concerns views submitted by Parties right after the June session of
the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2.5) onwards, to be considered by
the ADP at its upcoming session from 20 to 25 October 2014 (ADP 2.6) and subsequent sessions.
Submissions to be presented as of 14 October 2014 can be uploaded by Parties directly to the submission
The submission portal is a public site. However, for Parties to be able to upload submissions, access
rights are required. Parties can obtain them by having their National Focal Point
For more information on access rights or other matters related to the launch of this new submission
portal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: The submission portal does not include calls and submissions made prior to 2014 (Prior to September 2014 for
ADP). For such submissions please go to the archives linked below:
The submission portal also does not yet support the upload and presentation of submissions from
observer organizations. Observer organizations are invited to continue to submit their views, as per
current practice, via email. The views will be posted on the "submissions from observer organizations'