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26 Nov 2012 - 2 Dec 2012
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The thirty-seventh session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 37) took place from Monday, 26 November to the early hours of Sunday, 2 December 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar.

All documentation relevant to the session including in-session documents is available on the PaperSmart portal.

Status report on consideration of agenda items (L. documents present adopted conclusions)

 

Agenda item

Status

2

Organizational matters

 

2(a)

Adoption of the agenda

Agenda adopted.

2(b)

Organization of the work of the session

Organization of work agreed.

3

Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.26

4

Report of the Adaptation Committee

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.22

5

Methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.31

6

Development and transfer of technologies and report of the Technology Executive Committee

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.32

As per the closing plenary, paragraphs 3 and 3bis will be deleted from the above L. document. This change will be reflected in the report of the session.

 

This item is forwarded to the COP for further consideratioon and finalization.

7

Research and systematic observation

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.25 and Add.1

8

Forum and work programme on the impact of the implementation of response measures

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.23

9

Matters relating to Article 2, paragraph 3, of the Kyoto Protocol

Consultations by the SBSTA Chair with interested Parties on how to take up this agenda item will continue at SBSTA38.

10

Issues relating to agriculture

Draft conclusions by the Chair

After several interventions by Parties, the SBSTA Chair ruled that there was no consensus amongst Parties to refer this matter to the COP for further consideration. The SBSTA Chair proposed and the meeting agreed that, in accordance with rule 16 of the Draft rules of procedure being applied, SBSTA would continue its consideration of this agenda item at its thirty-eighth session. The SBSTA Chair undertook to make a factual report on this to the COP President.

To be reflected in the report of the session.

11

Methodological issues under the Convention

 

11a

Work programme on a common tabular format for the “UNFCCC biennial reporting guidelines for developed country Parties”

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.33

 

This item is forwarded to the COP for further consideratioon and finalization.

11b

Work programme on the revision of the guidelines for the review of biennial reports and national communications, including national inventory reviews, for developed country Parties

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.28

11c

General guidelines for domestic measurement, reporting and verification of domestically supported nationally appropriate mitigation actions by developing country Parties

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.24

11d

Emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport

Draft conclusions by the Chair:

The SBSTA took note of the information received from and progress reported by the secretariats of the ICAO and the IMO on their ongoing work on addressing emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport, and noted the views expressed by Parties on this information.

 

The SBSTA invited the secretariats of ICAO and IMO to continue to report, at future sessions of the SBSTA, on relevant work on this issue.

 

To be reflected in the report of the session.

11e

Annual report on the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention

SBSTA to take note of report.

To be reflected in the report of the session.

12

Methodological issues under the Kyoto Protocol

 

12a

Carbon dioxide capture and storage in geological formations as clean development mechanism project activities

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.21

12b

Land use, land-use change and forestry under Article 3, paragraphs 3 and 4, of the Kyoto Protocol and under the clean development mechanism

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.30

12c

Implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 5/CMP.7 on the previous decisions on methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol, including those relating to Articles 5, 7 and 8 of the Kyoto Protocol

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.29

 

This item is forwarded to the CMP for further consideratioon and finalization.

12d

Implications of the establishment of new hydrochlorofluorocarbon-22 (HCFC-22) facilities seeking to obtain certified emission reductions for the destruction of hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23)

Draft conclusions by the Chair:

The SBSTA, at its thirty-seventh session, considered the matter and agreed to continue its discussions on this agenda item at its thirty-ninth session.

To be reflected in the report of the session.

12e

Annual report on the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories and other information reported by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention that are also Parties to the Kyoto Protocol under Article 7, paragraph 1, of the Kyoto Protocol

SBSTA to take note of report.

To be reflected in the report of the session.

12f

Report on the implementation of domestic action by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention that are also Parties to the Kyoto Protocol based on the information reported in their national communications.

SBSTA to take note of report.

To be reflected in the report of the session.

13

Other matters (Activities implemented jointly under the pilot phase)

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.27

14

Report on the session

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/L.20.

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