Bodies
Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)

More Background on the SBI

The agenda of the SBI is shaped around the key building blocks of the implementation of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement: transparencymitigationadaptationtechnologycapacity-building and financing. It also addresses other important issues, such as the organization of intergovernmental meetings or administrative, financial and institutional matters.

The SBI is supporting the operationalization of the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 by developing modalities and procedures for the NDC and adaptation registries; the periodic assessment of the Technology Mechanism; the response measures forum under the Paris Agreement, common times frames for NDCs; and ways of enhancing education, training and public awareness.

On adaptation, finance and technology transfer, the focus is on finding the best way to manage relevant issues in the SBI agenda while making the best use of the increasing role of the specialized bodies and institutions that have been created in Cancun and Durban and operationalized in Doha (e.g. Adaptation CommitteeStanding Committee on Finance, and the Technology Mechanism), to deal with the relevant issues. While the technical discussions under these traditional items are now being taken up under the constituted bodies, the SBI has the responsibility of maintaining the political momentum and ensuring transparency on decision-making on these matters. As of 2014, the SBI successfully shifted its focus towards the MRV issues with the launch of the international assessment and review (IAR) and international consultations and analysis (ICA).

The SBI and the SBSTA work together on cross-cutting issues that touch on both their areas of competence. These include the vulnerability of developing countries to climate change and  response measures, issues in relation to the Technology Mechanism, the Adaptation Committee and the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts. It also includes showcasing climate action by Parties and non-Party stakeholders in the context of the Technical examination Process.

The SBSTA and the SBI have traditionally met in parallel twice a year. When they are not meeting in conjunction with the COP, the subsidiary bodies usually convene at the seat of the secretariat in Bonn, Germany. 

Secretariat  contact for SBI coordination.

Location Session Related
Katowice,
Poland
SBI 49
Bangkok,
Thailand
SBI 48-2
Bonn,
Germany
SBI 48
Bonn,
Germany
SBI 47
Bonn,
Germany
SBI 46
Marrakech,
Morocco
SBI 45
Bonn,
Germany
SBI 44
Paris,
France
SBI 43
Bonn,
Germany
SBI 42
Lima,
Peru
SBI 41
Document type
  • APA-SBSTA-SBI.2018.Informal.2.Add.4
    Joint reflections note by the presiding officers of the APA, the SBSTA and the SBI. Addendum 4. Matters relating to Article 9 of the Paris Agreement and paragraphs 52–64 of decision 1/CP.21
    Non-official session documents
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  • APA-SBSTA-SBI.2018.Informal.2.Add.9
    Joint reflections note by the presiding officers of the APA, the SBSTA and the SBI. Addendum 9. Further matters related to implementation of the Paris Agreement: 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
    Non-official session documents
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  • FCCC/SB/2018/INF.3
    Use of economic modelling tools related to the areas of the work programme of the improved forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures. Workshop report by the secretariat
    Pre-session documents
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  • FCCC/SBI/2018/INF.9
    Information provided by the Global Environment Facility on its activities relating to the preparation of national communications and biennial update reports. Note by the secretariat
    Constituted body reports
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  • APA-SBSTA-SBI.2018.Informal.2.Add.1(part 1)
    Joint reflections note by the presiding officers of the APA, the SBSTA and the SBI. Addendum 1 (part 1). Matters relating to Article 4 of the Paris Agreement and paragraphs 22–35 of decision 1/CP.21
    Non-official session documents
    Full library record
  • APA-SBSTA-SBI.2018.Informal.2.Add.1(part 2)
    Joint reflections note by the presiding officers of the APA, the SBSTA and the SBI. Addendum 1 (part 2). Matters relating to Article 4 of the Paris Agreement and paragraphs 22–35 of decision 1/CP.21
    Non-official session documents
    Full library record
  • SBI49.M.i15
    Tool to visualize the process for undertaking the periodic assessment
    Non-official session documents
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  • FCCC/SB/2018/1
    Report of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts
    Pre-session documents
    Full library record
  • APA-SBSTA-SBI.2018.Informal.2.Add.5
    Joint reflections note by the presiding officers of the APA, the SBSTA and the SBI. Addendum 5. Matters relating to Article 10 of the Paris Agreement and paragraphs 66–70 of decision 1/CP.21
    Non-official session documents
    Full library record
  • APA-SBSTA-SBI.2018.Informal.2
    Joint reflections note by the presiding officers of the APA, the SBSTA and the SBI
    Non-official session documents
    Full library record
Document type
  • Annual technical progress report of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building for 2017
    Reports
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  • SCF 17 - list of participants
    Reports
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