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Modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement    

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APA 1.4 - Resumed first session, 6-17 November 2017

 

 



APA 1.3 - Resumed first session, 8-18 May 2017

 

APA 1.3:

(a) Invited Parties to make, by 30 September 2017, focused submissions taking into account the possible “headings and subheadings” contained in the annex to the pdf-icon informal note prepared by the co-facilitators. In submitting their views, Parties are also invited to elaborate, as appropriate, the specific operational details under the possible “headings and subheadings”;
(b) Requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the APA Co-Chairs, a pre-sessional round table, to be held on Saturday, 4 November, and Sunday, 5 November 2017, focusing on issues covered in Parties’ submissions referred to in paragraph 13(a) above, and also including technical discussions on how cross-cutting issues listed in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement, including, inter alia, its paragraphs 2–4, were considered in Parties’ submissions. The round table will address the following:
(i) On 4 November: transparency of support provided and received; technical expert review, including in relation to transparency of support; and facilitative, multilateral consideration of progress, including in relation to transparency of support;
(ii) On 5 November: transparency of action in relation to mitigation and transparency of action in relation to adaptation.

pdf-icon Informal Note by the Co-Facilitators-final version

The submissions from Parties in response to the invitation from APA 1.2 (see below for further details) are available on the Submission Portal.

The intersessional workshop requested by APA 1.2 (see below for further details) was held in Bonn, Germany from 16- 18 March 2017. The workshop report is contained in documents:
FCCC/APA/2017/INF.2 and FCCC/APA/2017/INF.2/Add.1



APA 1.2 - Resumed first session, 7-14 November 2016

 

Given the complexity and breadth of the issues under this item, Parties, in Marrakech, worked intensively to arrive at a common understanding of the scope and nature of the issues, and, in particular, of how to organize work. It was confirmed that work should proceed in a balanced, holistic, and logical manner in order to address all elements of Article 13 of the Paris Agreement and paragraphs 84–98 of decision 1/CP.21. Reporting could be the ‘entry point’ for discussion, while remembering its close linkage with technical expert review and facilitative, multilateral consideration of progress. The workplan for this item, developed by Parties during the session and contained in section II of the informal note by the co-facilitators, is a significant step forward.

APA 1.2 invited Parties to submit, by 15 February 2017, their views on the following questions:

(a) What should be the specific components of the modalities, procedures and guidelines (MPGs) for the transparency of action and support under Article 13, paragraphs 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12?
(b) How should the transparency framework build on and enhance the transparency arrangements under the Convention, recognizing that the transparency arrangements under the Convention shall form part of the experience drawn upon for the development of the MPGs?
(c) With respect to the MPGs, how should flexibility for those developing countries that need it in the light of their capacities be operationalized?
(d) What other elements should be considered in the development of the MPGs, including, inter alia, those identified in paragraph 92 of decision 1/CP.21?

APA 1.2 requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the APA Co-Chairs, an intersessional workshop before the third part of its resumed first session (May 2017) that will focus on themes covered in Parties’ submissions, starting with discussions on reporting and recognizing that it is closely linked with technical expert review and facilitative, multilateral consideration of progress. Therefore, when necessary, at the workshop discussions about technical expert review, and facilitative, multilateral consideration of progress should take place in conjunction with and/or complementary to reporting. APA 1.2 further requested its Co-Chairs to prepare, with the support of the secretariat, a workshop report for consideration at the third part of the resumed first session, and noted that in the organization of the workshop the APA Co-Chairs and secretariat should recognize the linkages with other agenda items to avoid duplication of work.

Information and/or documents, by session

Session Document
APA 1.3 (Bonn)
pdf-icon Conclusions of the session (264 kB)

pdf-icon Informal Note by the Co-Facilitators

Workshop report (FCCC/APA/2017/INF.2 and
FCCC/APA/2017/APA/INF.2/ Add.1)

Submissions by Parties (the submissions are available on the
Submission Portal)
APA 1.2 (Marrakech)
Conclusions of the session (FCCC/APA/2016/4)

Informal note by the co-facilitators (pdf-icon co-facilitator's note)

Submissions by Parties (FCCC/APA/2016/INF.3; FCCC/APA/2016/INF.3/Add.1 and FCCC/APA/2016/Add.2)
APA 1.1 (Bonn)
Conclusions of the session (FCCC/APA/2016/L.3)
Documents
Latest APA documents

APA 1.3 pdf-icon Conclusions of the session
(264 kB)
 
Events related to APA item 5

Pre-sessional round table

 4 -5 November 2017