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This page includes informal and limited distribution documents issued during the November 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. All other documents (regular, INF, MISC, CRP, TP) can be found through the Documents & Decisions section. Those relevant to the November sessions can also be accessed through the respective links: COP, CMP, SBSTA, SBI and ADP.



Agenda Item Agenda Title Draft Date Time Document Type
1. Opening of the session

Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

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2. Organizational matters
2 (a)

Election of the President of the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-first session 

Ms. Nattley Williams: nwilliams@unfccc.int

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2 (b)

Adoption of the rules of procedure 

 

Consultations in the coming year to be continued, reporting back to the COP at its 22nd session.

 

Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

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2 (c)

Adoption of the agenda

Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

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2 (d)

Election of officers other than the President - www.unfccc.int/6558

 

The members and alternate members of relevant bodies elected, as appropriate.

 

Ms. Nattley Williams: nwilliams@unfccc.int

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2 (e)

Admission of organizations as observers

Ms. Megumi Endo: mendo@unfccc.int

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2 (f)

Organization of work, including the sessions of the subsidiary bodies

Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

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2 (g)

Dates and venues of future sessions

 

-informal consultations established to be conducted by Amb. Philippe Lacoste from France with a view to proposing a draft decision on this matter for adoption by the COP-

 

The decision entitled, Dates and venues of future sessions, adopted.

 

Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

10 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.4

2 (h)

Adoption of the report on credentials

 

The credentials of Parties attending the session approved.

 

Mr. Horacio Peluffo: hpeluffo@unfccc.int

(see also related title in the Joint item page)

9 Dec 15

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 FCCC/CP/2015/9; FCCC/KP/CMP/2015/7

3. Reports of the subsidiary bodies
3 (a)

Report of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

 

The COP took note of the oral report by the Chair, the draft report on the forty-third session of the SBSTA the report of the forty-second session of the SBSTA.

 

Other relevant decisions adopted, as appropriate.

 

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled, “Forum and work programme on the impact of the implementation of response measures.”

 

Ms. Wanna Tanunchaiwatana: wtanunchaiwatana@unfccc.int

2 Dec 15

 

12 Dec 15

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FCCC/SBSTA/2015/L.15

 

FCCC/CP/2015/L.12

3 (b)

Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation

 

The COP took note of the oral report of the Chair, the draft report on the forty-third session of the SBI, and the report of the forty-second session of the SBI.

 

Other relevant decisions adopted, as appropriate.

 

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled, “Forum and work programme on the impact of the implementation of response measures.”

 

Ms. Katia Simeonova: ksimeonova@unfccc.int

2 Dec 15

 

12 Dec 15

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FCCC/SBI/2015/L.19

 

FCCC/CP/2015/L.12

4. Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (decision 1/CP.17)
4 (a)

Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action 

Ms. Marcela Main Sancha: mmainsancha@unfccc.int

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4 (b)

Adoption of a protocol, another legal instrument, or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties

 

Information provided in accordance with paragraph 105 of the decision related to entry into force (Article 21) of the Paris Agreement.

 

Ms. Marcela Main Sancha: mmainsancha@unfccc.int

 

Progress on work - Draft Paris Outcome

12 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.9/Rev.1

5. Consideration of proposals by Parties under Article 17 of the Convention

In light of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the COP concluded its consideration of these proposals and the agenda item was closed.

 

Ms. Jane Bulmer: jbulmer@unfccc.int 

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6. Consideration of proposals by Parties for amendments to the Convention under Article 15
6 (a)

Proposal from the Russian Federation to amend Article 4, paragraph 2(f), of the Convention

 

-informal consultations established to be facilitated by Ambassador Xavier Sticker from France-

 

This sub-item decided to be included in the provisional agenda for the 22nd session of the COP.
 

Ms. Jane Bulmer: jbulmer@unfccc.int 

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6 (b)

Proposal from Papua New Guinea and Mexico to amend Articles 7 and 18 of the Convention 

 

-informal consultations established to be facilitated by Ambassador Xavier Sticker from France-

 

This sub-item to be included in the provisional agenda for the 22nd session of the COP.
 

Ms. Jane Bulmer: jbulmer@unfccc.int 

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7. Report of the Adaptation Committee

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled, “Report of the Adaptation Committee.”

www.unfccc.int/6053
Ms. Annett Moehner: amoehner@unfccc.int

3 Dec 15

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FCCC/SB/2015/L.3

8. Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts

The COP adopted the draft decision entitled, “The Warsaw international mechanism for loss and damage associated with climate change impacts.”

 

www.unfccc.int/7545, www.unfccc.int/6056
Ms. Miwa Kato: mkato@unfccc.int

5 Dec 15

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FCCC/SB/2015/L.5/Rev.1

9. Development and transfer of technologies and implementation of the Technology Mechanism
9 (a)

Joint annual report of the Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network -

 

The COP adopted the draft decision entitled, “Enhancing climate technology development and transfer through the Technology Mechanism.”

 

www.unfccc.int/7000, www.unfccc.int/ttclear

Mr. Bert van der Plas: bvanderplas@unfccc.int 

3 Dec 15

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FCCC/SB/2015/L.4

9 (b)

Linkages between the Technology Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism of the Convention - www.unfccc.int/7000, www.unfccc.int/ttclear

 

-informal consultations established to be facilitated by Mr. Carlos Fuller from Belize and Ms. Elfriede Anna More from Austria-

 

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled, “Linkages between the Technology Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism of the Convention.”

 

Mr. Bert van der Plas: bvanderplas@unfccc.int 

12 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.11

10. The 2013–2015 review

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled “The 2013-2015 Review.”

 

www.unfccc.int/6998
Mr. Florin Vladu: fvladu@unfccc.int

12 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.10

11. Second review of the adequacy of Article 4, paragraph 2(a) and (b), of the Convention.4

- Kept in abeyance -
Mr. Dan Bondi Ogolla: DBondiOgolla@unfccc.int 

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12. Matters relating to finance
12 (a)

Long-term climate finance

 

-contact group established to be co-chaired by Mr. Andres Mogro from Ecuador and Mr. Mark Storey from Sweden-

 

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled, “Long-term climate finance.”

 

Mr. Yolando Velasco: yvelasco@unfccc.int

9 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.2

12 (b)

Report of the Standing Committee on Finance

 

-contact group established to be co-chaired by Mr. Andres Morgo from Ecuador and Mr. Mark Storey from Sweden-

 

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled, “Report of the Standing Committee on Finance to the Conference of the Parties.”

 

Mr. Yolando Velasco: yvelasco@unfccc.int

10 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.5

12 (c)

Report of the Green Climate Fund to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Green Climate Fund

 

-contact group established to be co-chaired by Mr. Stefan Schwager from Switzerland and Mr. Nauman Bashir Bhatti from Pakistan-

 

The COP adopted the decision, entitled, “Report of the Green Climate Fund to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Green Climate Fund.”

 

Mr. Yolando Velasco: yvelasco@unfccc.int

12 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.7/Rev.1

12 (d)

Report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Global Environment Facility

 

-contact group established to be co-chaired by Mr. Stefan Schwager from Switzerland and Mr. Nauman Bashir Bhatti from Pakistan-

 

The COP adopted the decision, entitled, “Report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Global Environment Facility.”

 

Mr. Yolando Velasco: yvelasco@unfccc.int

10 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.8

13. Reporting from and review of Parties included in Annex I to the Convention

The COP took note of the conclusions adopted by the SBI entitled, “Outcome of the first round of the international assessment and review process (2014–2015)” and “Revision of the “Guidelines for the preparation of national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention, Part II: UNFCCC reporting guidelines on national communications.”

 

Mr. Vlad Trusca: VTrusca@unfccc.int 

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14. Reporting from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention

The COP took note of the SBI conclusions entitled, “Work of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention” and “Provision of financial and technical support.”

 

Mr. Dominique Revet: DRevet@unfccc.int

Mr. Jigme: Jigme@unfccc.int

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15. Capacity-building under the Convention

The COP adopted the draft decision entitled, “Capacity-building under the Convention.”

www.unfccc.int/1033, www.unfccc.int/7060

Mr. Yolando Velasco: yvelasco@unfccc.int 

10 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.6

16. Implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Convention
16 (a)

Implementation of the Buenos Aires programme of work on adaptation and response measures (decision 1/CP.10)

 

The COP took note of the draft conclusions adopted by the SBSTA, entitled, “Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.”

 

Ms. Kusum Lata: klata@unfccc.int and
Ms. Aiping Chen: achen@unfccc.int

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16 (b)

Matters relating to the least developed countries

 

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled “Extension of the mandate of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group.”

 

Mr. Motsomi Maletjane: mmaletjane@unfccc.int

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17. Gender and climate change

The COP took note of the draft conclusion, entitled, “Gender and Climate Change.”

www.unfccc.int/7516 

Ms. Fleur Newman: fnewman@unfccc.int and
Ms. Genet Hunegnaw: ghunegnaw@unfccc.int 

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18. Other matters referred to the Conference of the Parties by the subsidiary bodies

The COP took note that no other matters were raised under this item.

 

Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

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19. Administrative, financial and institutional matters
19 (a)

Audit report and financial statements for 2014 - www.unfccc.int/1065

 

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled, “Administrative, financial and institutional matters.”

 

Mr. Jochen Kress: jkress@unfccc.int

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19 (b)

Budget performance for the biennium 2014–2015 - www.unfccc.int/1065

 

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled, “Administrative, financial and institutional matters.”

 

Ms. Jelena Barnes: jbarnes@unfccc.int

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19 (c)

Programme budget for the biennium 2016–2017 - www.unfccc.int/1065 

 

The COP adopted the draft decision, entitled, “Programme budget for the biennium 2016–2017.”

 

Mr. Frank Rauch: frauch@unfccc.int

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19 (d)

Decision-making in the UNFCCC process - www.unfccc.int/1065

 

-informal consultations established to be facilitated by Ambassador Delattre from France and Ambassador Garcia from Peru

 

The COP decided to continue to hold forward looking open-ended informal consultations on decision-making in the UNFCCC process, in June 2016 in conjunction with the forty-fourth sessions of the subsidiary bodies and report to COP 22.

 

Ms. Jane Bulmer: jbulmer@unfccc.int

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20. High-level segment
20 (a)

Statements by Parties

Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

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20 (b)

Statements by observer organizations

Ms. Megumi Endo: mendo@unfccc.int

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21. Other matters-

 Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

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22. Conclusion of the session
22 (a)

Adoption of the report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-first session 

 

The COP adopted the draft report on the understanding that the Rapporteur, with the assistance of the secretariat, would complete the report and make it available to all Parties.

 

Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

8 Dec 15

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FCCC/CP/2015/L.1

22 (b)

Closure of the session

 

The COP adopted the draft resolution “Expression of gratitude to the Government of the French Republic and the people of the city of Paris.”

 

Ms. June Budhooram: jbudhooram@unfccc.int

(see also related title in the Joint item page)

9 Dec 15

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 FCCC/CP/2015/L.3; FCCC/KP/CMP/2015/L.5

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