Facilitative Working Group of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform

The LCIPP Facilitative Working Group is a constituted body that was established at COP 24 in Katowice, December 2018.

The body was established with the objective of further operationalizing the LCIPP and facilitating the implementation of its three functions related to knowledge, capacity for engagement, and climate change policies and actions (see decision 2/CP.23, paragraph 6 for more detail on the functions). In so doing, it will also collaborate with other bodies under and outside the Convention, as appropriate, to enhance the coherence of the actions of the Platform under the Convention. The UNFCCC secretariat supports and facilitates the work of the body.

The Facilitative Working Group is comprised of 14 representatives, half of which are representatives of Parties, and half of which are representatives from indigenous peoples organizations. The addition of three representatives of local communities and three additional Party representatives will be considered in 2021, as part of a broader review. More information on the "membership" is available here

The body meets twice per year in conjunction with the sessions of the subsidiary bodies and the session of the Conference of the Parties. The first meeting will take place in conjunction with SB 50 in Bonn, Germany. More information is available here.

Under the incremental approach, the Facilitative Working Group will propose an initial two-year workplan for the period 2020–2021 for implementing the functions of the Platform. This will be considered at SBSTA 51.