Chronology - Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB)

The background and development of the PCCB



At COP 23,

The 2017 technical progress report of the PCCB (FCCC/SBI/2017/11) was discussed under agenda item 16 (b) of SBI 47. The decision text for this agenda item can be found here (16/CP.23).

The COP adopted a draft decision recommended by the SBI that appreciates and welcomes the work done by the PCCB so far, and invited Parties and relevant institutions to provide support and resources to the PCCB in implementing its 2017-2019 rolling workplan in light of the aim of the PCCB, established in 1/CP.21.

In addition, the newly adopted COP decision noted the decision of the PCCB to continue its 2017 focus area or theme of capacity-building activities for the implementation of NDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement in 2018, and requested the SBI to thematically align the next Durban Forum with the 2018 focus area or theme of the PCCB.


At COP 22,

Parties adopted the terms of reference of the PCCB in Marrakech.

As one of the outcomes of the third comprehensive review of the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries under the Convention, an invitation was extended to the PCCB with regard to the management of the 2016–2020 workplan


At COP 21,

As part of the Adoption of the Paris Agreement, the Conference of the Parties (COP) established the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) to address gaps and needs, both current and emerging, in implementing capacity-building in developing country Parties and further enhancing capacity-building efforts, including with regard to coherence and coordination in capacity-building activities under the Convention.