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Paris Agreement - Status of Ratification

     Parties have ratified, of 197 Parties to the Convention

On 5 October 2016, the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was achieved. The Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016. The first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) took place in Marrakech, Morocco from 15-18 November 2016.
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UN Climate Change Conference - November 2017

From the Podium
COP 23 President Designate H.E. Mr. Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji President-designate of COP 23, H.E. Mr. Frank Bainimarama addresses participants of the Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2017
On Thursday 18 May, H.E. Mr. Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and President-designate of COP 23 attended the Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2017. During the day he met with several participants including representatives of the negotiating Groups and observer organization constituencies. His Excellency also addressed delegates at the closing plenary of the SBI. In his address he highlighted the priorities and vision of Fiji for COP 23 and launched the new COP 23 website. Fiji's vision is for a Presidency that is transparent and inclusive of all, advances the Paris Agreement and accelerates climate action for all vulnerable societies, drawing on their own experiences as a Small Island Developing State in the Pacific.
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H.E. Prof. Jan Szyszko Nomination by Eastern Europe of H.E. Prof. Jan Szyszko to serve as President of COP 24
18 May 2017
Eastern Europe has submitted the nomination of H.E. Prof. Jan Szyszko, Minister of Environment, Poland, to serve as President of COP 24. This is the fourth time that Poland will hold the Presidency of the Conference, and the second time that Minister Szyszko will assume the position of President of the COP, having served as the President of COP 5.

The Government of Poland looks forward to working closely with all Parties to prepare for a successful Conference.
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Implementation Updates

India accepted Doha Amendment
India deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 8 August 2017. The amendment is expected to enter into force after three quarters of the Parties to the Protocol submit their instruments of acceptance to the Depositary. The United Nations is encouraging governments to speed up their ratification of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty. To date, 80 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.

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11-13 July 2017
Meeting information and documents for the 95th meeting of the CDM-EB are available online.

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Previous Implementation Updates

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NDC_report.png Report: Catalysing the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions
This report, a joint effort of the United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General, and the Secretariat of the UNFCCC, focuses on the linkages of nationally determined contributions (NDCs), and sustainable development goals (SDGs). It highlights how developing countries can benefit significantly from southern solutions that can address both climate change and multiple development challenges through South-South Cooperation.
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Climate Change Conference

The 2018-2019 UNFCCC budget is inspired by the vision and objectives of the historic Paris Agreement. It is designed to respond to the needs of all governments and help Parties achieve their ambitious objectives in the wake of the Agreement's rapid entry into force.

Latest Documents
Meeting of the ad hoc technical expert group on response measures. Report by the co-chairs of the ad hoc technical expert group
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New Zealand. Report on the review of the report to facilitate the calculation of the emissions budget for the period 2013–2020 of New Zealand. Note by the expert review team.
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New Zealand. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of New Zealand submitted in 2016. Note by the expert review team.
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21 - 23 Aug 2017
Regional training workshop on National Adaptation Plans for South, Central America and the Caribbean

6 - 8 Sep 2017
30th meeting of the Enforcement Branch of the Compliance Committee

6 - 8 Sep 2017
19th meeting of the Plenary of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol

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