PCCB at COP 24

Background

Created in 2015, the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) addresses current and emerging gaps and needs in implementing and further enhancing capacity-building in developing countries. The PCCB has been tasked with managing and overseeing the capacity-building workplan for the period 2016-2020 (1/CP.21 para 73) and will play a key role in ensuring coherence and coordination in capacity-building activities under the Convention.

PCCB in the negotiations

Annual Technical Progress Report

SBI 49 will be invited to consider the annual technical progress report of the PCCB, including its recommendations to the COP, and to recommend draft conclusions or a draft decision thereon for consideration and adoption at COP 24.

Review of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building

COP 24 will be invited to initiate the review of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building in accordance with decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 81.

PCCB events at COP 24

The PCCB will have an active presence at the upcoming COP in Katowice, Poland, and invites interested stakeholders to join and participate in its events at COP 24:

PCCB Side Event ‘Update on the work of the PCCB in 2018’

A brief overview of the work of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) in 2018
3 December, 15.00-16.30hrs, Room Bieszczady - Area G
Announcement
Programme
PCCB presentation
UNDP NDC Support Programme presentation
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‘Building capacity for the integration human rights into climate action’

Joint side event of the PCCB, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ)
7 December, 13.15-14.45hrs, Room Pieniny - Area G
Announcement
Programme
MRFCJ presentation
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Capacity-building Hub - Enhancing Capacity-building Action

PCCB Series of events

The series of events at the Capacity-building Hub @ COP 24 reflects the collaborative spirit of the capacity-building community and is highlighting the 2018 focus area of the PCCB - capacity-building for the implementation of NDCs.
5-12 December, RYSY Meeting Room 24 - Area E
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Further activities at COP 24

Technical Workshop

The PCCB intends to co-organize with the UNFCCC secretariat a technical workshop at COP 24 focused on building the capacity of constituted bodies under the Convention to integrate gender considerations into their work. The event is tentatively scheduled to be held in the afternoon of Wednesday, 12 December. Further information will be made available in due course.

Inputs to other events

The PCCB also received invitations to provide inputs at a number of mandated events at the COP, such as the first workshop under the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture to be held from 10.00-18.00hrs on 3 December, and the technical part of the stocktake on pre-2020 implementation and ambition to be held from 10.00-13.00hrs on 5 December.