16 - 17 May 2017
At COP21 in December 2015, it was decided to establish a local communities and indigenous peoples platform,
referred to in 1/CP.21 paragraph 135.
During COP22 in November 2016, Parties agreed to adopt an incremental approach to developing the platform
with a view to ensuring its effective operationalization.
The incremental approach involves the organization of an open multistakeholder dialogue on the
operationalization of the local communities and indigenous peoples platform. At COP 22, developed country
Parties, other Parties and non-Party stakeholders in a position to do so, were thus requested to provide
financial resources for operationalizing the platform, and more particularly for enabling representatives
of indigenous peoples organizations to participate in the dialogue.
An incremental approach
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.
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)