The 2nd meeting of the Durban Forum on Capacity-building took place during the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June 2013. The meeting, divided in two parts, has been an opportunity for those interested in or working on capacity-building to engage in panel discussions and comment on presentations from representative of Parties, NGOs, IGOs and the private sector on the delivery of capacity-building to enable adaptation and mitigation actions and to implement the Kyoto Protocol.
It has also been an opportunity to receive directly by Chairs, Co-chairs and members of bodies established under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol an overview of capacity-building elements in work plans of these bodies.
The meeting’s outcome will support the Subsidiary Body for Implementation both in its annual monitoring of the delivery of capacity-building actions, and in periodic comprehensive reviews of the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol.
Leading up to the 2nd meeting of the Durban Forum
During the Doha Climate Change Conference, in December 2012, Parties agreed that the 2nd meeting of the Durban Forum would explore ways to enhance the implementation of capacity-building in developing countries at the national level. More topics for discussion would be provided through submissions.
In Doha Parties decided also that the 2nd meeting of the Durban Forum would open its doors also to exchanges and discussions on capacity-building activities for the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, as indicated in decisions 1/CP.18 and 10/CMP.8.
The UNFCCC secretariat prepared a set of background documents to facilitate the discussions at the meeting. All documents are displayed in the information box on the right side of this page.
Additional information on the organization of work is contained here (135 kB)
Convening of the 2nd meeting of the Durban Forum
Agenda (229 kB)
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow, Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation, and co-facilitated by Helen Plume (New Zealand) and Kishan Kumarsingh (Trinidad and Tobago).
The meeting took place in two afternoons as follows:
Part I: Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Part II: Thursday, 6 June 2013, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
During Part I of the 2nd meeting of the Durban Forum, representatives of Parties, intergovernmental and non‐governmental organizations, and the private sector alternated in presenting experiences, good practices and lessons learned from the delivery of capacitybuilding to enable adaptation and mitigation action, and to integrate gender perspectives in climate change policies at the national level.
Presenters were invited to highlight the following aspects in their presentations and interventions:
Capacity‐building for a long‐term planning of adaptation or mitigation actions
Barriers encountered and overcome in the delivery of capacity‐building
Role and engagement of stakeholders in the delivery of capacity‐building
Tools and methodologies to monitor and review the effectiveness of capacity‐building
Matching of capacity needs with financial support
Presentations and panel discussions were followed by an interactive dialogue with and among the Durban Forum participants.
PART I presentations are available here.
PART I webcast is available here.
Part II of the 2nd meeting of the Durban Forum featured presentations on capacity-building for the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, and an overview of capacity-building elements provided by in work plans of the bodies established under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol. This session was attended by Chairs, Co-Chairs and members of the following bodies:
Technology Executive Committee
Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network
Standing Committee on Finance
Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from non-Annex I Parties
Least Developed Countries Expert Group
Board of the Green Climate Fund
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism
The meeting concluded with a panel discussion on 'Enhanced delivery of capacity-building to promote concrete and effective adaptation and mitigation actions at the national level', with the participation of representatives of the European Union, Japan, United Republic of Tanzania, Climate Action Network- International, World Future Council and University College London/Chatham House.
The focus issues for discussions among panelists and with the participants were:
potential ways to further enhance the implementation of capacity-building at the national level
the importance of catalyzing actions to build capacity for mitigation and adaptation at the national level