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Workshop for facilitative sharing of views at the forty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation

Fifth workshop for the facilitative sharing of views

The next workshop for the facilitative sharing of views will take place on 4 May 2018 during the forty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Bonn, Germany.

Parties underdoing FSV during SBI 48

For the fifth FSV workshop, non-Annex I Parties that have submitted a BUR and have a final summary report by 9 February 2018 will be subjected to the FSV. For information on the status of final summary reports, please refer to (for cycle 1) and (for cycle 2).

The Parties will present as follows:

Schedule FSV workshop 5

Date of FSV


Name of Party

4 May 2018









Written questions in advance

As provided in paragraph 6 of annex IV to decision 2/CP 17, Parties are allowed to submit written questions in advance of the FSV workshop. The secretariat has been in contact with all Parties (via National Focal Points) to inform them of the steps for submitting such written questions in advance.

For the fifth workshop of FSV in Bonn, the period to submit written questions in advance is open to all Parties from 1 to 31 March 2018.


1 - 31 March 2018

Other interested Parties may submit, through a dedicated on-line portal, questions to the non-Annex I Parties undergoing FSV at SBI 48.

1 - 30 April 2018

Non-Annex I Parties undergoing FSV may provide responses to the questions received, through a dedicated on-line portal.

4 May 2018 

FSV workshop. Non-Annex I Parties will make a presentation on their BURs, followed by a question and answer session among Parties.

The working language for the question and answer process is English.

Questions or requests for clarification on the process can be addressed to the secretariat using the email address:

Queries about submission of question through the on-line portal, please use the email address:

Other organizational matters

Time allocation: The workshop will comprise three-hour sessions on 4 May 2018. Each Party will be allocated 40 minutes on average, as follows:

a. Presentation –20 minutes per Party on average to present their BUR;
b. Question and answer –20 minutes per Party on average after each presentation.

In the event that the Party undergoing FSV receives none or very few questions, the total time allocated to that Party can be shortened. Upon completion of the question and answer session for one Party, the next Party will be invited to begin its presentation.

The sessions are also streamlined live and made publicly available on the secretariat's website.

Output of the FSV: A record of the FSV, summarizing the presentation by the Party and corresponding interaction with other Parties, will be prepared, under the guidance of the SBI Chair, for each Party undergoing the FSV. This, together with the summary report, will constitute the final output of the ICA for each Party.