Patricia Espinosa, the Executive Secretary of the Climate Change Secretariat, has presented to Parties the proposed UNFCCC budget for the biennium 2018-2019.
SBI 46 considered the proposal and recommended a budget for approval by COP 23 and CMP 13. The recommended COP and CMP decisions are available in document FCCC/SBI/2017/7/Add.1 on pages 3 and 15 respectively.
The UNFCCC secretariat services the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.
Over 20 years of progress in the UNFCCC process have generated substantial mandates shaping the functions of the secretariat as well as the type and nature of services provided to Parties and stakeholders. The implementation of those mandates requires a considerable scale of operations.
Click on the windows below to see an overview of the operations of the secretariat and information on the secretariats programmes, including key activities, outputs and staff resource allocation.
In an effort to facilitate better understanding of the proposed budget, the secretariat makes available background information and other supporting material on key areas of work:
Backgrounder on country support* containing information on:
* Version of 10 May 2017
Building the budget together
The Executive Secretary and other senior staff will be actively reaching out to Parties and Groups to provide more information - and respond to questions - and secure feedback in the lead up to the formal consideration of the proposed budget.