Bodies
Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)

The SBSTA is one of two permanent subsidiary bodies to the Convention established by the COP/CMP. It supports the work of the COP, the CMP and the CMA through the provision of timely information and advice on scientific and technological matters as they relate to the Convention, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

Key areas of work for the SBSTA include the impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate changepromoting the development and transfer of environmentally-sound technologies and conducting technical work to improve the guidelines for preparing and reviewing greenhouse gas emission inventories from Annex I Parties. The SBSTA carries out methodological work under the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, and promotes collaboration in the field of research and systematic observation of the climate system.

In addition, the SBSTA plays an important role as the link between the scientific information provided by expert sources such as the IPCC on the one hand, and the policy-oriented needs of the COP on the other hand. It works closely with the IPCC, sometimes requesting specific information or reports from it, and also collaborates with other relevant international organizations that share the common objective of sustainable development.

The SBSTA and SBI work together on cross-cutting issues that touch on both their areas of expertise. These include the vulnerability of developing countries to climate change and response measures, discussions under the Technology Mechanism, the Adaptation Committee and the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts.

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 SBSTA coordination:
Ms. Wanna Tanunchaiwatana - SBSTA Coordinator (wtanunchaiwatana@unfccc.int)
Ms. Hanna Hoffmann - SBSTA Focal Point (hhoffmann@unfccc.int)

Location Session Related
Katowice,
Poland
SBSTA 49
Bangkok,
Thailand
SBSTA 48-2
Bonn,
Germany
SBSTA 48
Bonn,
Germany
SBSTA 47
Bonn,
Germany
SBSTA 46
Marrakech,
Morocco
SBSTA 45
Bonn,
Germany
SBSTA 44
Paris,
France
SBSTA 43
Bonn,
Germany
SBSTA 42
Lima,
Peru
SBSTA 41
Document type
  • FCCC/SBSTA/1998/L.3
    Methodological issues. Emissions inventories. Draft conclusions by the Chairman.
    Draft conclusions
    Full library record
  • FCCC/SBI/1998/6/Corr.2
    Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation on its eighth session, Bonn 2-12 June 1998. Corrigendum.
    Session and meeting reports
    Full library record
  • FCCC/SBSTA/1998/6
    Report of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice on its eighth session Bonn, 2-12 June 1998.
    Session and meeting reports
    Full library record
  • FCCC/SBSTA/1998/Misc.5
    Development and transfer of technologies. Submissions from Parties.
    party submissions
    Full library record
  • FCCC/SB/OD/1/10
    Daily programme for Friday, 12 June 1998 (SB8).
    Daily programmes
    Full library record
  • FCCC/SBSTA/1998/CRP.2
    Article 6 of the Convention: Education, training and public awareness. Draft conclusions by the Chairman.
    Draft conclusions
    Full library record
  • FCCC/SBSTA/1998/CRP.4
    Cooperation with relevant international organizations. Draft conclusions by the Chairman.
    Draft conclusions
    Full library record
  • FCCC/SBSTA/1998/CRP.5
    Development and transfer of technologies. Draft text of proceedings and conclusions by the Chairman.
    meeting papers
    Full library record
  • FCCC/SB/OD/1/9
    Daily programme for Thursday, 11 June 1998 (SB8).
    Daily programmes
    Full library record
  • FCCC/SBSTA/1998/CRP.1
    Development and transfer of technologies. Draft decisions for the fourth session of the Conference of the Parties proposed by the Group of 77 and China. Technology development and transfer.
    party submissions
    Full library record
Document type
  • SB 48 Gender breakfast - informal report
    Reports
    Full library record
  • SB48.AC.1
    Adaptation Committee workshop on accessing the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme of the Green Climate Fund for adaptation. Report by the secretariat
    Reports
    Full library record
  • Sbi 4b oral report by the secretariat
    Reports
    Full library record
  • Sbi 8 leg chair oral report
    Reports
    Full library record
  • Sbi 16b secretariat oral report
    Reports
    Full library record