Coordination of support for the implementation of activities in relation to mitigation actions in the forest
sector by developing countries, including institutional arrangements (SBSTA/SBI)
The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the
Convention (AWG-LCA) was established as a subsidiary body under the Convention by decision 1/CP.13 (the Bali Action
Plan) and convened its last meeting AWG-LCA 15-2 in
conjunction with COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. By decision 1/CP.16 the Conference of
the Parties (COP) had requested the AWG-LCA to explore financing options for the full implementation of the
results-based actions referred to in paragraph 73 of the same decision. Leading up to COP 18 in Doha, Parties
submitted their views on this issue (contained in MISC
Add.1, Add.2, Add.3 and Add.4)
which were the basis of a Technical Paper (FCCC/TP/2012/3).
The secretariat was also requested to organize a workshop on 30 August 2012, in conjunction with the informal session of the AWG-LCA in Bangkok, Thailand, and produced
a report on this workshop (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.8).
The discussions at this informal session were captured in an informal note.
The COP in its decision 1/CP.18,
paragraphs 34–38, requested the SBSTA and the SBI, at their thirty-eighth sessions, to jointly initiate
a process with the aim of addressing the following matters:
The need to improve the coordination of support for the implementation of the activities referred to in
, paragraph 70;
To provide adequate and predictable support, including financial resources and technical and
technological support, to developing countries for the implementation of those activities;
To consider existing institutional arrangements or potential governance alternatives including a body, a
board or a committee;
and to make recommendations on these matters to the COP at its nineteenth session.
In the same decision, the COP invited Parties and admitted observer organizations to submit to the
secretariat, by 25 March 2013, their views on the matters referred to above (paragraphs 34 and 35),
including potential functions, and modalities and procedures.
The COP also requested the secretariat, subject to the availability of supplementary resources, to
organize an in-session workshop at the thirty-eighth sessions of the SBSTA and SBI on
the matters referred to above, taking into account the submissions referred to above and to prepare a report
on the workshop for the consideration by the SBSTA and SBI at their thirty-ninth sessions.
SBSTA/SBI 38 (June 2013)
COP 18 requested the SBSTA and the SBI, at their thirty-eighth sessions, to jointly initiate a process with the
aim of addressing the matters outlined in decision 1/CP.18, paragraph 34, and to
consider existing institutional arrangements or potential governance alternatives, including a body, a board or
a committee, and to make recommendations on these matters at COP 19.
The SBSTA was unable to conduct work on this item as the joint contact group of the SBSTA and the SBI on this
matter could not be established and agreed to take up this item at SBSTA 39.
At SBSTA 38, an in-session workshop on
the matters relating to coordination of support referred to in decision 1/CP.18, paragraphs 34 and 35, took
place on 7 June.
The submission of views by Parties on matters referred to in decision 1/CP.18, paragraphs 34 and 35,
including potential functions, and modalities and procedures are available in documents FCCC/SB/2013/MISC.3
SBSTA/SBI 39 (November 2013)
COP 19 concluded consideration of this joint work and, as part of the Warsaw Framework for REDD-plus, adopted decision 10/CP.19, entitled
“Coordination of support for the implementation of activities in relation to mitigation actions in the
forest sector by developing countries, including institutional arrangements”.
By decision 10/CP.19, the COP, inter alia:
- Invites interested Parties to designate a national entity or focal point to serve as liaison with the
secretariat and bodies under the Convention, on coordination of support, and may also be nominated to receive
and obtain results-based payments
- Recognizes that in order to address issues related to the coordination of support, a number of needs and
functions were identified
- Encourages national entities/focal points, Parties and relevant entities financing REDD-plus to meet, on
a voluntary basis, to discuss the needs and functions identified to address issues relating to coordination
of support; with the first meeting to be held in conjunction with SBI 41 (December 2014)
- Requests the Subsidiary Body for Implementation, at the latest, at its forty-seventh session
(November-December 2017) to review the outcomes of these meetings