Detailed rolling work programme of the LEG for 2017–2018

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) is mandated to develop a two-year rolling programme of work for consideration by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) at its first sessional meeting of each year, and to report on its work to the SBI at each of its session (see decision 6/CP.16, paragraph 3). Below is the detailed LEG work programme for 2017–2018. A printer friendly version is available here

LEG Work Plan for 2017 - 2018 (arranged according to modality. Refer to work plan or 2016-2017 for the 10 work areas of the LEG)

Modality Work area/expected outcome Main activities Outputs
CMA/COP/SBI Support Successfully supporting the Paris Agreement Address the mandates contained in decision 1/CP.21, paragraphs 41 and 45, jointly with the AC and in collaboration with the Standing Committee on Finance and prepare a report for consideration at CMA 1 Interim reports on progress, event at the forty-sixth sessions of the subsidiary bodies to gather feedback, and a final report to CMA 1
CMA/COP/SBI Support Successfully supporting the SBI assessment of progress made in the process to formulate and implement NAPs referred to in decision 4/CP.21, paragraph 12 (NAPs) Organize meeting of Party experts, in collaboration with the AC, and prepare a report on the meeting for consideration at SBI 48 (April–May 2018) Meeting by February 2018 and report on the meeting for SBI 48
CMA/COP/SBI Support Successfully supporting the SBI on Article 4.9 of the Convention (LDC Matters) Address the mandate on the revision and update of the least developed countries work programme and provide recommendations to the SBI Technical paper in 2018 and recommendations to SBI 48 in the LEG 33 Report
CMA/COP/SBI Support Successfully supporting the SBI on Article 4.9 of the Convention (LDC Matters) Prepare a technical paper on gaps and needs for the LDCs related to adaptation that would arise from the implementation of the Paris Agreement, including how those gaps and needs can be addressed by the LEG and/or others Technical paper by SBI 47/end 2017
CMA/COP/SBI Support Successfully supporting the SBI assessment of progress made in the process to formulate and implement NAPs referred to in decision 4/CP.21, paragraph 12 (NAPs) Continue to produce an annual update for the SBI on progress made in the process to formulate and implement NAPs Information papers to SBI 47 and 49
CMA/COP/SBI Support Successfully supporting the ongoing SBI assessment of progress made under Article 4.9 of the Convention on NAPAs and the LDCF (LDC Matters) Continue to track and report on progress in the implementation of NAPAs under the LDCF Information in LEG reports
Techncial Guidance & Support Advancing NAPs through technical guidelines and support Maintain and disseminate NAP technical guidelines and related technical materials  
Techncial Guidance & Support Providing technical guidance and support for NAPAs and the LDC work programme Provide ongoing support to the LDCs and the SBI on NAPAs Technical support to the LDCs
Technical Guidance>Technical Paper Advancing NAPs through technical guidelines and support Prepare a description of the NAP-SDG iFrame and supporting tools with the support of the NAP technical working group Technical paper/supplementary materials to the NAP technical guidelines
Technical Guidance>Technical Paper Advancing NAPs through technical guidelines and support Prepare a technical paper on monitoring and assessing the achievement of both objectives and all the guiding principles of the process to formulate and implement NAPs, taking into account new elements arising from the Paris Agreement, with the support of the NAP technical working group Technical paper/supplement to the NAP technical guidelines in 2018
Technical Guidance>Technical Paper Advancing NAPs through technical guidelines and support Prepare a paper on considerations regarding vulnerable communities, groups and ecosystems Supplementary guidelines paper on vulnerable communities, groups and ecosystems
Technical Guidance>Technical Paper Advancing NAPs through technical guidelines and support Develop supplementary guidelines on regional approaches to adaptation planning and their implementation Supplementary guidelines on regional approaches to adaptation planning and implementation by end of 2017
Technical Guidance>Technical Paper Advancing NAPs through technical guidelines and support Test and facilitate the application of the PEG M&E tool at the national level and in aggregate under the SBI, and update the tool accordingly Information notes on the results
Technical Advice & Outreach Enhancing LDCs’ access to GCF funding for NAPs (by engaging with the GCF secretariat) Continue to engage the GCF secretariat in LEG meetings, NAP Expos, regional training workshops and related events to address issues relating to the LDCs accessing GCF funding for NAPs Summary of issues relating to the LDCs accessing the GCF included in LEG reports
Technical Advice & Outreach Enhancing LDCs’ access to GCF funding for NAPs (by engaging with the GCF secretariat) Share information with the GCF secretariat on expediting the provision of support to the LDCs and other developing countries for formulating and implementing NAPs Regular exchange of information with the GCF secretariat and the GCF Board
Technical Advice & Outreach Enhancing LDCs’ access to GCF funding for NAPs (by engaging with the GCF secretariat) Share information with the GCF on the experience of the LDCs and the challenges faced by them in accessing funding from the GCF for NAPs Ongoing information-sharing with the GCF
Technical Advice & Outreach Promote LEG interaction with the LDCs and other Parties and relevant organizations LEG side events during SB sessions Side event at each SB session
Training Advancing NAPs through technical training Conduct regional training workshops on NAPs Regional training workshops in 2017
Training Advancing NAPs through technical training Develop training materials, including supporting materials for the NAP-SDG iFrame, for the workshops and translate them into relevant languages, including an online version for national use Training materials on NAPs in multiple languages
Training Advancing NAPs through technical training Develop training and outreach materials, with input from the GCF secretariat and GCF implementing partners, on accessing funding from the GCF for NAPs for use in the NAP training workshops Training and outreach materials
Training Advancing NAPs through technical training Continue to consider how gender responsiveness is considered in NAPs Updated training and related technical materials to reflect considerations regarding gender and vulnerable communities, groups and ecosystems
Expert Meetings Engaging regional centres and networks, and relevant organizations Organize meetings of the NAP technical working group with relevant technical experts and partners on the NAP-SDG iFrame, Open NAPs, integrated assessment methods and other topics, as and when needs arise, to explore specific NAP-related topics Information to be included in LEG reports in 2017–2018
Expo Advancing NAPs through global and regional outreach and engagement events Convene global NAP Expos and regional NAP Expos NAP Expo in April 2018 and regional NAP Expos in 2017–2018
NAP Central
Advancing NAPs through information systems
Prepare an outreach product on good practices in the design of the process to formulate and implement NAPs through NAP Central Outreach product in 2017
NAP Central
Advancing NAPs through information systems
Further develop and enhance NAP Central Additional functions on NAP Central operational
NAP Central
Advancing NAPs through information systems
Aggregate information on progress made in the process to formulate and implement NAPs for each developing country by key element and principle of the process Online NAP Tracking Tool on NAP Central
NAP Central
Advancing NAPs through information systems
Prepare sample sets of activities, reflecting different national circumstances and stages involved, for inclusion in proposals for accessing funding from the GCF for NAPs Information notes on NAP Central
Open NAPs Advancing NAPs through open collaborations Expand the Open NAP case studies and apply them during the NAP workshops as well as upon the request of the LDCs Case study reports on NAP Central
Open NAPs Advancing NAPs through open collaborations Central Extend the Open NAP case studies to the regional level to demonstrate regional approaches to adaptation planning and to promote learning and effectiveness of guidance on NAPs across scales Case study reports on NAP
Collaboration - other bodies Collaborating with relevant bodies under the Convention Continue to collaborate with the AC on various activities, including through the NAP technical working group, NAP Expo advisory group, NAP Central support group, AC task force on NAPs and technical examination process on adaptation LEG member to serve on AC task force, and information in LEG reports
Collaboration - other bodies Collaborating with relevant bodies under the Convention Participate in the work of the task force on displacement of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts LEG member to serve on the task force, and information in LEG reports
Collaboration - other bodies Collaborating with relevant bodies under the Convention Engage NWP partner organizations in implementing relevant activities Information in LEG reports
Collaboration - other bodies Collaborating with relevant bodies under the Convention Contribute to the work of the TEC on how to help countries align their work on TNAs and NAPs Information in LEG reports
Collaboration - regional centres

Engaging regional centres and networks, and relevant organizations

Engage and mobilize regional centres and networks to nominate focal points to the LEG Nominated focal points of regional centres and networks
Collaboration - regional centres
Engaging regional centres and networks, and relevant organizations
Mobilize relevant organizations and regional centres and networks to enhance support provided to the LDCs for adaptation, including in relation to readiness for accessing funding from the GCF for successful formulation and implementation of NAPs Expanded readiness support, and information in LEG reports