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8 - 18 May 2017


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Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Forty-sixth session, 8-18 May 2017, Bonn, Germany
1. Opening of the session.
2. Organizational matters:
2(a). Adoption of the agenda;
 FCCC/SBSTA/2017/1 24 Feb 2017 agendas Published EN SP FR CH AR RU
Provisional agenda and annotations. Note by the Executive Secretary.
2(b). Organization of the work of the session;
2(c). Elections of officers other than the Chair.
3. Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.
 FCCC/SBSTA/2017/INF.1 24 Apr 2017 meeting papers Published EN
Progress made in implementing activities under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Note by the secretariat.
 FCCC/SBSTA/2017/2 3 Mar 2017 meeting papers Published EN SP FR CH AR RU
Human health and adaptation: understanding climate impacts on health and opportunities for action. Synthesis paper by the secretariat.
 FCCC/SBSTA/2017/3 27 Mar 2017 meeting papers Published EN SP FR CH AR RU
Adaptation planning, implementation and evaluation addressing ecosystems and areas such as water resources Synthesis report by the secretariat
 FCCC/SBSTA/2017/INF.3 25 Apr 2017 meeting papers Published EN
Initiatives in the area of human settlements and adaptation. Summary report by the secretariat.
4. Development and transfer of technologies: technology framework under Article 10, paragraph 4 of the Paris Agreement
5. Issues relating to agriculture.
6. Matters relating to science and review:
6(a). Research and systematic observation;
6(b). Scope of the next periodic review of the long-term goal under the Convention and of overall progress towards achieving it.
7. Impact of the implementation of response measures:
7(a) Improved forum and work programme;
7(b). Modalities, work programme and functions under the Paris Agreement of the forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures;
7(c). Matters relating to Article 2, paragraph 3, of the Kyoto Protocol.
8. Methodological issues under the Convention:
8(a). Revision of the UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual inventories for Parties included in Annex I to the Convention;
8(b). Training programme for review experts for the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories of Parties included in Annex I to the Convention;
8(c). Training programme for review experts for the technical review of biennial reports and national communications of Parties included in Annex I to the Convention;
8(d). Greenhouse gas data interface;
8(e). Common metrics to calculate the carbon dioxide equivalence of greenhouse gases;
8(f). Emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport.
9. Methodological issues under the Kyoto Protocol:
9(a). Land use, land-use change and forestry under Article 3, paragraphs 3 and 4, of the Kyoto Protocol and under the clean development mechanism;
9(b). Implications of the inclusion of reforestation of lands with forest in exhaustion as afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities.
10. Matters relating to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement:
10(a). Guidance on cooperative approaches referred to in Article 6, paragraph 2, of the Paris Agreement;
10(b). Rules, modalities and procedures for the mechanism established by Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Paris Agreement;
10(c). Work programme under the framework for non-market approaches referred to in Article 6, paragraph 8, of the Paris Agreement.
11. Modalities for the accounting of financial resources provided and mobilized through public interventions in accordance with Article 9, paragraph 7, of the Paris Agreement.
12. Cooperation with other international organizations.
13. Other matters.
14. Closure of and report on the session.

In-session events 

8 May 15.00-19.00
9 May 10.00-13.00 and
Article 6 of the Paris Agreement Round-table Discussions amongst Parties

8 May 15.00-16.30
9 May 11.30-13.00 and
10 May 11.30-13.00 and
11 May 11.30-13.00 and
12 May 15.00-16.30
Technical expert meeting on mitigation

9 May 10.00-13.00 and
10 May 10.00-13.00 and
Meeting of an Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Response Measures

10 May 15.00-18.00
Ninth meeting of the Research Dialogue (preceded by poster session 13.15-14.45)

12 May 10.00-13.00 and
Special Event on Innovation and NDC Implementation

16 May 10.00-13.00 and
17 May 15.00-18.00
Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on a Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples' Platform

16 May 10.00-13.00 and
17 May 10.00-13.00 and
Technical expert meeting on adaptation


Parties are invited to use the portal to upload their views on the following issues:

Item 3 Nairobi Work Programme (deadline: 25 January)
Item 4 Technology Framework
(deadline: 10 April)
Sub-item 6a Research and systematic observation
(deadline: 10 April)
Sub-item 8a  Reporting guidelines (deadline: 1 March)
Item 10 Article 6 of the PA 
(deadline: 17 March)
Local communities and indigenous peoples platform
(deadline: 31 March)

Observers and other stakeholders
are invited to submit their views via email.