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Paris Agreement - Status of Ratification

The Paris Agreement shall enter into force on the 30th day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary.

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COP 22 / CMP 12 venue

Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016

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Open-ended informal consultations by the incoming-Presidency of COP22/CMP12 on the expectations for the Marrakech Conference Summary of the informal consultations by the Presidencies during the Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2016
During the forty-fourth session of the subsidiary bodies in May 2016, the Presidency of COP 21 and the incoming-Presidency of COP 22 jointly convened informal consultations with Parties on
1) expectations and issues that may be associated with the mandated review of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts to be undertaken at COP 22
 pdf-icon See aide memoire (122 kB) and
2) modalities for “inclusiveness” in the development of the Paris Agreement rulebook in the event of the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement in 2016 or 2017.
 pdf-icon See aide memoire (322 kB)
image Presidencies event: taking stock of progress made during the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016
26 May 2016
At the “Presidencies event: taking stock of progress made during the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016,” held on 26 May 2016, the COP 21/CMP11 Presidency represented by H.E. Ambassador Laurence Tubiana, and the incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency represented by H.E. Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, together with the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Chairs of the SBSTA, SBI and the Co-Chairs of the APA, provided information to Parties and non-Party stakeholders on the highlights of the work conducted so far, areas where coherence is needed, and what measures are proposed to enhance collaboration among the various bodies to achieve balance and comprehensiveness in the conduct of their work, including addressing linkages on issues that cut across various bodies. Views were invited from Parties on the progress made.
Ambassador Tubiana reminded participants that this was her last official engagement as the Presidency of COP 21/CMP 11. The Executive Secretary took the floor to extend her deepest appreciation to Ambassador Tubiana. Parties and observers in the room responded with a standing ovation as their expression of appreciation to her for her outstanding work in the lead up to and during the Paris Conference last year as well as her work this year as the high-level Champion of the Presidency, which she will be continuing.

News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies
Implementation Updates

Italy accepted Doha Amendment
Italy deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 18 July 2016. 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, 66 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.

Long term finance 2016 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance
5-6 Sep 2016
The 2016 Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) Forum will be held from 5-6 September in Manila, the Philippines, at the Headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. It will focus on “Financial instruments that address the risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change”. The Forum is being organized in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank and the Government of the Philippines. It will bring together a diverse range of participants from relevant organizations, including public and private sector financial institutions, NGO’s, think-tanks and international organizations, who can share their expertise on existing and innovative ways to use financial instruments to address the risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change.

Meeting information and documents are available online.

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image Technology Executive Committee, 13th meeting
6-9 Sep 2016
The Technology Executive Committee (TEC) will hold its 13th meeting on 6-9 September 2016 in Bonn, Germany. In this meeting, the TEC will discuss and advance policies that enhance climate technology action. Issues that it will focus on include linkages between technology needs assessments and nationally determined contributions, financing climate technologies, and south-south collaboration on adaptation technologies.

Meeting information and documents are available online.

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Previous Implementation Updates

High-level champions corner
Climate Champions The high-level champions, Ms. Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for Climate Change and Ms. Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco, in charge of the Environment have published their global climate action roadmap to boost cooperative action between governments, cities, regions, business, investors and citizens to cut emissions rapidly and help vulnerable nations build their own clean energy, sustainable futures.

At the same time, they launched a global consultation on the roadmap. Deadline for submissions of view is August, 1, 2016. They also published calendar of key events on climate action, the first of which was the First Alliances and Coalitions Global Forum, that was held in Rabat (Morocco), on 23 and 24 June, 2016. An pdf-icon aide memoire thereof (498 kB) has been published.

New sites and resources
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COP22/CMP12 Host Country Website
Latest Documents
Admission of observers: organizations applying for admission as observers. Note by the secretariat.
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Belgium. Status report of the annual inventory of Belgium.
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Denmark. Status report of the annual inventory of Denmark.
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European Union. Status report of the annual inventory of European Union.
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Ireland. Status report of the annual inventory of Ireland.
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Upcoming Meetings
30 Aug - 1 Sep 2016
17th CGE Meeting

5 - 9 Sep 2016
GHG inventory system and 2006 IPCC Guidelines

5 - 7 Sep 2016
4th Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance: Financial instruments that address the risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change

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