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Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA)
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What is the APA?

On 12 December 2015, the Conference of the Parties (COP) adopted the Paris Agreement by decision 1/CP.21. The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) was established by the same decision to prepare for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and for the convening of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA).

The mandate of the APA is to prepare draft decisions to be recommended through the COP to the CMA for consideration and adoption at its first session. In particular, the COP requested the APA to develop:

  1. Further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of decision 1/CP.21:
    (a)    Features of nationally determined contributions, as specified in paragraph 26;
    (b)    Information to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding of nationally determined contributions, as specified in paragraph 28;
    (c)    Accounting for Parties’ nationally determined contributions, as specified in paragraph 31.
  2. Further guidance in relation to the adaptation communication, including, inter alia, as a component of nationally determined contributions, referred to in Article 7, paragraphs 10 and 11, of the Paris Agreement;
  3. Modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement;
  4. Matters relating to the global stocktake referred to in Article 14 of the Paris Agreement:
    (a)    Identification of the sources of input for the global stocktake;
    (b)    Development of the modalities of the global stocktake.
  5. Modalities  and  procedures  for  the  effective  operation  of the  committee  to  facilitate implementation  and  promote compliance  referred  to  in  Article  15,  paragraph  2, of the Paris Agreement.
  6. Further matters related to implementation of the Paris Agreement:
    (a)    Preparing for the convening of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement;
    (b)    Taking stock of progress made by the subsidiary and constituted bodies in relation to their mandated work under the Paris Agreement and section III of decision 1/CP.21, in order to promote and facilitate coordination and coherence in the implementation of the work programme, and, if appropriate, take action, which may include recommendations.


The COP further requested the APA to complete its work by CMA1.

 

Next session: APA 1-5

Location Session Related
Bonn,
Germany
APA 1-5
Bonn,
Germany
APA 1-4
Bonn,
Germany
APA 1-3
Marrakech,
Morocco
APA 1-2
Bonn,
Germany
APA 1
Document type
  • FCCC/APA/2017/2
    Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement on the third part of its first session, held in Bonn from 8 to 18 May 2017
    Session and meeting reports
    30 Jun 2017
    Full library record
  • FCCC/APA/2017/3
    Agenda and annotations. Note by the Executive Secretary
    Agendas and annotations
    25 Aug 2017
    Full library record
  • FCCC/TP/2017/7
    Adaptation-related information included in nationally determined contributions, national adaptation plans and recent national communications. Technical paper by the secretariat
    Technical papers
    02 Oct 2017
    Full library record
  • APA.2017.4.InformalNote
    Synthesis of submissions on agenda item 4 of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement. Non-paper by the co-facilitators
    informal document
    16 Oct 2017
    Full library record
  • APA.2017.5.InformalNote
    CP.21 on:(a) features of nationally determined contributions, as specified in paragraph 26(b) information to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding of nationally determined contributions, as specified in paragraph 28(c) accounting for Parties’ nationally determined contributions, as specified in paragraph 31.Non-paper by the co-facilitators
    informal document
    17 Oct 2017
    Full library record
  • COP23.PLOP
    Provisional list of participants COP 23, CMP 13, CMA 1-2, SBSTA 47, SBI 47, APA 1-4
    Lists of participants
    05 Nov 2017
    Full library record
  • FCCC/APA/2017/L.4
    Items 3–8 of the agenda. Draft conclusions proposed by the Co-Chairs
    Draft conclusions
    15 Nov 2017
    Full library record
  • FCCC/APA/2017/L.3
    Draft report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement on the fourth part of its first session. Rapporteur: Ms. Anna Serzysko (Parties included in Annex I to the Convention)
    Meeting documents
    14 Nov 2017
    Full library record
  • FCCC/APA/2017/L.4/Add.1
    Items 3–8 of the agenda. Addendum. Informal notes prepared under their own responsibility by the co-facilitators of agenda items 3–8 of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement
    Draft conclusions
    15 Nov 2017
    Full library record
  • FCCC/CP/2017/INF.4
    List of participants
    Lists of participants
    17 Nov 2017
    Full library record