SBSTA 41 (December 2014)
At its forty-first session, the SBSTA considered:
- The need for further guidance on the issues referred to in decision
12/CP.17, paragraph 6 (issues relating to safeguards); and
- The development of methodological guidance on non-market-based approaches.
For the consideration of the SBSTA at this session:
- Developing country Parties submitted their views on experiences and lessons learned from their
development of systems for providing information on how all the safeguards are being addressed and
respected and the challenges they face in developing such systems. These views are contained in
FCCC/SBSTA/2014/MISC.6 and Add.1.
- Parties and admitted observer organizations submitted their views on the type of information from
systems for providing information on how the safeguards are being addressed and respected that would
be helpful and that may be provided by developing country Parties. The views of Parties are contained
in FCCC/SBSTA/2014/MISC.7 and
SBSTA 41 was unable to reach agreement on the above matters. It agreed to consider this agenda item
at SBSTA 42 in accordance with rule 16 of the draft rules of procedure being applied.
SBSTA 40 (June 2014)
At its fortieth session, the SBSTA continued its consideration of:
- Methodological guidance for non-market-based approaches;
- Issues referred to in decision 1/CP.18, paragraph 40 (methodological issues related to non-carbon benefits
resulting from the implementation of REDD-plus).
SBSTA 38 invited Parties and admitted observer organizations to
submit to the secretariat, by 26 March 2014, their views on these matters (refer to
FCCC/SBSTA/2013/3). These views are compiled in documents FCCC/SBSTA/2014/MISC.3,
and FCCC/SBSTA/2014/MISC.4 and
The SBSTA agreed to continue its consideration of the development of methodological guidance on
non-market-based approaches at SBSTA 41. The SBSTA agreed to continue its consideration of
methodological issues related to non-carbon benefits at SBSTA 42 (June 2015)
FCCC/SBSTA/2014/L.8 for conclusions)
The secretariat organized an in-session expert meeting at SBSTA 40 on matters relating to
non-market-based approaches on 6 June 2014. A report on the meeting was prepared for
SBSTA's consideration at its forty-first session.
SBSTA 39 (November 2013)
At this session, the SBSTA completed its work on several matters relating to methodological guidance
and the SBSTA forwarded draft decisions to COP19 for adoption. The COP adopted these decisions on
methodological guidance as part of the Warsaw Framework for REDD-plus.