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The 2013-2015 review

In 2010, the COP agreed on a long-term global goal to reduce GHG emissions so as to hold the increase in global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

The COP also decided to periodically review the adequacy of this long-term global goal in the light of the ultimate objective of the Convention and overall progress toward achieving the long-term global goal, including a consideration of the implementation of the commitments under the Convention. The 2013-2015 review (the review) will also consider strengthening the long-term global goal, including in relation to temperature rises of 1.5°C. This review started in 2013 and will be concluded by 2015.

Questions and answers clarifying the procedures involving the conduction of the 2013-2015 review
The 2013-2015 review considers various materials, including the IPCC assessment reports (AR5)
Invitation for submission of information and views from Parties addressing the 2013-2015 review

Outlook to SBSTA 40

Following the conclusions of SBSTA 39 (FCCC/SBSTA/2013/5, paragraphs 127-138) and 
SBI 39 (FCCC/SBI/2013/20, paragraphs 161-172):

  • Parties were invited to submit to the secretariat, by 26 March 2014, their views on the future work of the SED, including the further use of different sources of information, and on how the outcomes of the review will inform the work of the ADP. These views are available here.
  • IPCC will present to the key findings of the contributions of Working Group II (Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) and Working Group III (Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change) to Parties at SBSTA-IPCC special events, which will be organized during the session.
  • As requested by the subsidiary bodies, the co-facilitators of the SED will organize the third meeting of the Structured Expert Dialogue on the 2013-2015 review in conjunction with the fortieth sessions of the subsidiary bodies.
  • The SBSTA 40 and the SBI 40 will be invited to consider this matter and to take any further steps, as appropriate.



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