The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the
Convention (AWG-LCA) was established as a subsidiary body under the Convention by decision 1/CP.13 (the Bali Action
Plan) and convened its last meeting AWG-LCA 15-2 in
conjunction with COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. By decision 1/CP.16 the Conference of
the Parties (COP) had requested the AWG-LCA to explore financing options for the full implementation of the
results-based actions referred to in paragraph 73 of the same decision. Leading up to COP 18 in Doha, Parties
submitted their views on this issue (contained in MISC
Add.1, Add.2, Add.3 and Add.4)
which were the basis of a Technical Paper (FCCC/TP/2012/3).
The secretariat was also requested to organize a workshop on 30 August 2012, in conjunction with the informal session of the AWG-LCA in Bangkok, Thailand, and produced
a report on this workshop (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.8).
The discussions at this informal session were captured in an informal note.
The COP, at its eighteenth session, decided to undertake a work programme on results-based finance in 2013 to
progress the full implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70
(hereafter referred to as REDD-plus activities).
The COP decided that the aim of the work programme is to contribute to the ongoing efforts to scale up and
improve the effectiveness of finance for REDD-plus activities, taking into account decision 2/CP.17, paragraphs 66 and
The work programme will address options to achieve this objective, taking into account a wide variety of
sources as referred to in decision 2/CP.17, paragraph 65, including:
(a). Ways and means to transfer payments for results-based actions;
(b). Ways to incentivize non-carbon benefits;
(c). Ways to improve the coordination of results-based finance;
It will draw upon relevant sources of information and will also take into account lessons learned from other
processes under the Convention and from fast-start finance;
The COP decided that the work programme shall end by its nineteenth session unless it decides
Co-chairs of the work programme
The COP invited the President of the COP to appoint two co-chairs, one from a developing country Party and
one from a developed country Party, for the work programme referred to above.
The COP requests that the co-chairs, assisted by the secretariat, to:
(a). Support two in-session workshops relating to the issues to be addressed by the work
(b). Prepare a report on the workshops for consideration by the COP at its nineteenth session, with a
view to its adoption of a decision on this matter;
(c). Coordinate the activities of the work programme with the work under the Subsidiary Body for
Scientific and Technological Advice related to methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing
emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of
forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.
Refer also to decision 1/CP.18,
Upon request by H.E. Mr. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President of the eighteenth session of the Conference
of the Parties and the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties
to the Kyoto Protocol, the secretariat sent out a Message to Parties on 25 March 2013
(59 kB) announcing the appointment of the following co-chairs for this work programme:
In a Message to Parties from the co-chairs on
19 April 2013 (161 kB) , the co-chairs have declared their availability for informal meetings with any
Party and/or regional groups of Parties to gather views and suggestions on the margins of the forthcoming
second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP2) in Bonn,
Germany. The co-chairs alternatively offered to arrange a teleconference with interested Parties and welcomed
views and comments on the way forward by e-mail.