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Work Programme on Clarification of Quantified Economy-Wide Emission Reduction Targets of Developed Country Parties
 

By its decision 1/CP.18, para.8, the COP decided to continue the process of clarifying the quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets (QERTs) of developed country Parties in the form of a work programme under the SBSTA. The focus of the work programme is the clarification of the targets, particularly in relation to the elements contained in 2/CP.17, para.5, with a view to:

  • Identifying common elements for measuring the progress made towards the achievement of the quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets;
  • Ensuring the comparability of efforts among developed country Parties, taking into account differences in their national circumstances.

Upcoming session

The following activities will be implemented at SBSTA 40, subject to further guidance by the Chair of the SBSTA:

  • An event on quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets by developed country Parties, scheduled for
    8 June 16.00-19.00, in room TRAM (Ministry of Transport BMT).

This event will consist of

  • a summary of the technical briefing on LULUCF held during SBSTA 39, followed by interactive discussion;
  • a technical briefing on the use of carbon credits from market-based mechanisms, including two introductory presentations followed by Q&A and interactive discussion;

 

 

    • Presentations:

      Peer Stiansen
      Co-Facilitator FVA, NMA, NMM 

       

      Presentation

      Christina Hood
      International Energy Agency

       Presentation



  • Negotiations to discuss further actions as appropriate will take place as agreed upon in the SBSTA opening plenary.
Documents prepared for the session:
Compilation of economy-wide emission reduction targets to be implemented by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.6

 

Previous sessions

Outcomes of SBSTA 39 include:
Draft conclusions FCCC/SBSTA/2013/L.30 and Add 1.

During SBSTA 39 an in-session technical briefing on LULUCF reporting under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol was held:


Presentations

pdf-icon Presentation (468 kB) by Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations, Maria Sanz Sanchez
pdf-icon Presentation (425 kB) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Nalin Srivastava
Informal summary of the technical briefing pdf-icon Informal summary (69 kB)

 

 

Outcomes of SBSTA 38 include:

Draft conclusions FCCC/SBSTA/2013/L.13
Co-facilitator’s note pdf-icon Informal document issued during the June 2013 session
Report on the event on quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets of developed country Parties. Note by the chair FCCC/SBSTA/2013/INF.10

Additional information regarding the event on quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets of developed country Parties held during SBSTA 38 can be found here

 

Relevant KEY background documents

pdf-icon Decision 1/CP.18

pdf-icon Decision 2/CP.17

FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.6(Compilation of economy-wide emission reduction targets)

FCCC/TP/2013/7 (Quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets by developed country Parties to the Convention: assumptions, conditions, commonalities and differences in approaches and comparison of the level of emission reduction efforts. Technical paper)

FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.3 and FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.3/Add.1 (Submissions from Parties)

pdf-icon Submission by New Zealand (August 2013)

pdf-icon Submission by Japan (42 kB)
(November 2013)