The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative
Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) was established as a subsidiary body under the
Convention by decision
1/CP.13 (the Bali Action Plan) and convened its last meeting AWG-LCA 15-2 in conjunction with COP 18 in Doha,
Qatar. By decision
1/CP.16 the Conference of the Parties (COP) had requested the AWG-LCA to explore financing
options for the full implementation of the results-based actions referred to in paragraph 73 of the
same decision. Leading up to COP 18 in Doha, Parties submitted their views on this issue (contained
Add.1, Add.2, Add.3 and Add.4)
which provided the basis of a Technical Paper (FCCC/TP/2012/3).
The secretariat organized a workshop on this matter on 30 August 2012, in
conjunction with the informal
session of the AWG-LCA in Bangkok, Thailand, and produced a report on this workshop (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.8).
The discussions at this informal session were captured in an informal note.
The COP, at its eighteenth session, decided to undertake a work programme on results-based finance in
2013 to progress the full implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph
70 (hereafter referred to as REDD-plus activities).
The COP decided that the aim of the work programme is to contribute to the ongoing efforts to scale
up and improve the effectiveness of finance for REDD-plus activities, taking into account decision 2/CP.17, paragraphs
66 and 67.
The work programme addressed options to achieve this objective, taking into account a wide variety of
sources as referred to in decision 2/CP.17, paragraph 65, including:
(a). Ways and means to transfer payments for results-based actions;
(b). Ways to incentivize non-carbon benefits;
(c). Ways to improve the coordination of results-based finance;
It drew upon relevant sources of information and also took into account lessons learned from other
processes under the Convention and from fast-start finance;
The COP concluded this work programme at its nineteenth session.
Co-chairs of the work programme
The COP, in its decision 1/CP.18, paragraph 26, invited the President of the COP to appoint two
co-chairs, one from a developing country Party and one from a developed country Party, for the work
programme referred to above.
The COP requested the co-chairs, assisted by the secretariat, to:
(a). Support two in-session workshops relating to the issues to be addressed by the work
(b). Prepare a report on the workshops for consideration by the COP at its nineteenth session,
with a view to its adoption of a decision on this matter;
(c). Coordinate the activities of the work programme with the work under the Subsidiary Body
for Scientific and Technological Advice related to methodological guidance for activities relating
to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation,
sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.
Refer also to decision
1/CP.18, paragraphs 25–33.
Upon request by H.E. Mr. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President of the eighteenth session of the
Conference of the Parties and the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the
meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, the secretariat sent out a Message to Parties on 25 March
2013 (59 kB) announcing the appointment of the following co-chairs for this work programme: