Workplan - Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB)
The PCCB manages and oversees the 2016–2020 workplan, agreed in Paris, which encompasses the following activities:
(a) Assessing how to increase synergies through cooperation and avoid duplication among existing bodies established under the Convention that implement capacity-building activities, including through collaborating with institutions under and outside the Convention;
(b) Identifying capacity gaps and needs and recommending ways to address them;
(c) Promoting the development and dissemination of tools and methodologies for the implementation of capacity-building;
(d) Fostering global, regional, national and subnational cooperation;
(e) Identifying and collecting good practices, challenges, experiences and lessons learned from work on capacity-building by bodies established under the Convention;
(f) Exploring how developing country Parties can take ownership of building and maintaining capacity over time and space;
(g) Identifying opportunities to strengthen capacity at the national, regional and subnational level;
(h) Fostering dialogue, coordination, collaboration and coherence among relevant processes and initiatives under the Convention, including through exchanging information on capacity-building activities and strategies of bodies established under the Convention;
(i) Providing guidance to the secretariat on the maintenance and further development of the web-based capacity-building portal.

Focus area or theme

The PCCB annually focuses on an area or theme related to enhanced technical exchange on capacity-building, with the purpose of maintaining up-to-date knowledge on the successes and challenges in building capacity effectively in a particular area;
The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), at SBI 45 agreed that in 2017 the first focus area or theme for the PCCB will be on capacity-building activities for the implementation of nationally determined contributions in the context of the Paris Agreement.

Workplan management

At COP 22, the PCCB was invited, in managing the 2016–2020 workplan:
(a) To take into consideration cross-cutting issues such as gender responsiveness, human rights and indigenous peoples’ knowledge;
(b) To take into consideration the outcomes of the third comprehensive review of the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries;
(c) To take into consideration previous work undertaken on indicators for capacity-building;
(d) To promote and explore linkages with other constituted bodies under the Convention and the Paris Agreement, as appropriate, that include capacity-building in their scopes;
(e) To promote and explore synergies for enhanced collaboration with institutions outside the Convention and the Paris Agreement engaged in implementing capacity-building activities;
(f) To take into consideration ways of enhancing reporting on capacity-building activities, taking into account all initiatives, actions and measures on capacity- building under the Convention and the Paris Agreement as well as existing reporting mandates, in order to achieve coherence and coordination;