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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 39, subject to further guidance by the Chair of the SBSTA:

  • An in-session technical briefing on LULUCF reporting under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol.

    This briefing will consist of introductory presentations by two experts followed by questions, answers and discussions. (pdf-icon proposed approach (74 kB) ).

    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.

    pdf-icon Informal summary (69 kB) of the technical briefing.

  • Negotiations to discuss further actions as appropriate will take place as agreed upon in the SBSTA opening plenary.


 Documents prepared for the 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
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/TP/2013/7 

Previous Session

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

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

Relevant KEY background documents

pdf-icon Decision 1/CP.18

pdf-icon Decision 2/CP.17

FCCC/SB/2011/INF.1/Rev.1 (Compilation of economy-wide emission reduction targets)

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)