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Non-Party Stakeholders in the UNFCCC Intergovernmental Process
 
 
In-session workshop on opportunities to further enhance the effective engagement of non-Party stakeholders with a view to strengthening the implementation of the provisions of decision 1/CP.21.


WCCB Bonn
 

The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), as its forty-fourth session, noted the evolution of stakeholder engagement in the UNFCCC process and recalled the increased recognition of, and references to, various non-Party stakeholders in the Paris Agreement and decision 1/CP.21.

The SBI also reaffirmed the value of contributions from observer organizations to deliberations on substantive issues and acknowledged the need to further enhance the effective engagement of observer organizations as the UNFCCC process moves forward into the implementation and operationalization of the Paris Agreement.

In this context, the SBI agreed to convene an in-session workshop at SBI 46 on opportunities to further enhance the effective engagement of non-Party stakeholders with a view to strengthening the implementation of the provisions of decision 1/CP.21, (FCCC/SBI/2016/8, paragraph 163).

The SBI also invited Parties, observer organizations and interested United Nations agencies to submit their views on opportunities to further enhance the effective engagement of non-Party stakeholders with a view to strengthening the implementation of the provisions of decision 1/CP.21, by 28 February 2017 at the latest.

The programme of the in-session workshop will reflect the content of the submissions. Submissions by Parties can be uploaded to the online submission portal and submissions by non-Party stakeholders (regardless of the admission status) can be sent to secretariat@unfccc.int. Submissions from Parties can be found on the online submission portal and submissions by non-Party stakeholders can be found on the dedicated webpage for SBI submissions.


-  26 May 2016 to 28 February 2017: submissions of views by Parties, observer organizations and interested United Nations agencies
 - By 30 April 2017: a summary report of the submissions by the secretariat
 - 8 – 18 May 2017: opening of the Bonn Climate Conference May 2017
 - During the Conference: in-session workshop: 9th May 2017 (from15:00 to 19:00)
 - During the Conference: a report of the in-session workshop for consideration at SBI 46


Relevant documents
 
  • Views on opportunities to further enhance the effective engagement of non-Party stakeholders with a view to strengthening the implementation of the provisions of decision 1/CP.21. Summary report by the secretariat. FCCC/SBI/2017/INF.3
  • In-session workshop on opportunities to further enhance the effective engagement of non-Party stakeholders with a view to strengthening the implementation of the provisions of decision 1/CP.21. FCCC/SBI/2017/INF.7
  • Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation on its forty-sixth session, held in Bonn from 8 to 18 May 2017. FCCC/SBI/2017/7



Structure of the workshop
 
DRAFT PRELIMINARY AGENDA
Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 3 pm - 7 pm
3.00 pm - 3.15 pm
Welcome
Introduction to the workshop
3.15 pm - 4.45 pm
Panel Discussion
The panel will discuss the following topic: How to enhance Party and non-Party stakeholder partnerships for effective engagement.
5.00 pm - 6.15 pm
Breakout groups discussion
Three breakout sessions in parallel will discuss different themes.

      Breakout Group 1:

Enhancing ambition of NDCs and NAPs through climate action

     Breakout Group 2:

Expanding the scope of non-Party stakeholder contributions at the intergovernmental level

    Breakout Group 3:

Diversifying modes of engagement and facilitating the participation in the intergovernmental level
6.15 pm - 7.00 pm                                                 
Reporting and Closing
The three breakout sessions will report on their discussions and participants will have the opportunity to exchange views followed by the wrap up by the Chair.



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- Previous in-session workshop to further develop ways to enhance the engagement of observer organizations - Bonn, June 2011

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