Parties shall take into full consideration, in the implementation of the commitments of the Convention, the specific needs and concerns of developing
country Parties arising from the impact of the implementation of response measures. When addressing climate
change concerns, the Kyoto Protocol
commits Parties to strive to minimize adverse economic, social and environmental impacts on other Parties,
especially developing country Parties, and in particular those identified in Articles 4.8 and 4.9 of the
Convention, taking into account Article 3 of the Convention. Article 4.8 of the Convention and Articles 2.3
and 3.14 of the Kyoto Protocol provide a basis for addressing the impact of the implementation of response
measures. Response measures are further being addressed in the context of the Bali Roadmap process, the
Cancun Agreements and the Durban Outcome.
The Paris Agreement states, Parties shall take into consideration in the implementation of this Agreement the
concern of Parties with economies most affected by the impacts of response measures, particularly developing
country Parties. The Agreement further institutionalized the discussion on this issue.
Coming soon: 2016 compilation on minimization of adverse impacts reported by Annex I Parties in their
National Inventory Reports
The 2015 compilation on minimization of adverse impacts reported by Annex I Parties in their National
Inventory Reports, is published here.
Summary of SB44 and outlook to SB45