16 - 17 May 2017
Indigenous peoples and local communities at the front lines of climate change will soon be able to exchange
lessons learned and share their unique perspectives on reducing emissions, adapting, and building
resilience through a new platform created by the Paris Agreement. The newly established platform came
into existence through the decision
adopting the Paris Agreement in December 2015 at COP21. The Paris Agreement ( 1/CP.21 paragraph 135)
has recognized the need to strengthen knowledge, technologies, practices and efforts of local communities
and indigenous peoples related to addressing and responding to climate change, and establishes a platform
for the exchange of experiences and sharing of best practices on mitigation and adaptation in a holistic
and integrated manner.
In the climate conference (COP22) held in Marrakech in November 2016,
Parties decided to adopt an incremental and participatory approach to developing the local communities and
indigenous peoples platform with a view to ensuring its effective operationalization.
What are the steps as a part of the as a part of the incremental approach ?
The incremental approach will be based on the following steps:
- Parties and relevant organizations are invited to submit, by 31 March 2017, their views on the purpose,
content and structure of the platform in order to inform the multi-stakeholder dialogue.
- The open multi-stakeholder dialogue on the operationalization of the platform will be organized in
conjunction with SBSTA 46 and SBI 46, which will take place in Bonn, Germany on May 18-28, 2017. The
multi-stakeholder dialogue is to be co-moderated by the Chair of the SBSTA and a representative of
indigenous peoples organizations.
- A report will be prepared on the outcomes of both the submissions and the dialogue.
- The SBSTA will be requested to consider this report in conjunction with SBSTA 47 and SBI 47 under a new
agenda item, “Local communities and indigenous peoples platform”. Next, the SBSTA will be
requested to forward recommendations for operationalization of the platform to COP 23.
Overview of the submissions:
Submissions from Parties are available at
. For submissions from organizations, click here
Details on the submission process
Parties and relevant organizations are invited to submit their views on the purpose, content and structure
of the platform in order to inform the multi-stakeholder dialogue. The deadline for submissions is 31 March
Parties are invited to upload their submissions on the
UNFCCC website (SBSTA 46 & 2017).
Organizations are welcome to send the submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify in the
submission that it is provided in response to the call for submissions on 'the local communities and
indigenous peoples platform'.
Agenda of the multistakeholder dialogue
In order to initiate the process to develop the local communities and indigenous peoples platform, an open
multi-stakeholder dialogue on the operationalization of the platform will be convened on 16th
May (10-13 hrs) – 17th May (15-18 hrs) in conjunction with SB46.
(The agenda will be coming up soon)