Transparency of Climate Finance (ex-ante)

Work under the SBI

SBI 48 considered the matter on identification of information to be provided by Parties in accordance with Article 9, paragraph 5, of the Paris Agreement at the first part of its 48th session (SBI 48.1). SBI 48.2 continued its consideration of the matter, as part of the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) agenda items. The progress made at SBI 48.2 is captured in the revised informal note by the co-facilitators of the informal consultations. As part of the overall Bangkok outcomes, SBI 48.2 agreed that the progress achieved at this session provides a useful basis for further negotiations by Parties on PAWP matters and their successful completion at COP 24

Work under the COP

In the context of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the COP decided to initiate at COP 22 a process to identify the information to be provided by Parties, in accordance with Article, 9, paragraph 5, of the Paris Agreement with a view to providing a recommendation for consideration and adoption by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement at its first session (decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 55). Article 9, paragraph 5 stipulates that developed country Parties shall biennially communicate indicative quantitative and qualitative information related to the provision and mobilization of climate finance, as applicable, including, as available, projected levels of public financial resources to be provided to developing country Parties; and other Parties providing resources are encouraged to communicate biennially such information on a voluntary basis.

COP 23 made progress on this mater, and adopted by decision 12/CP.23.

  • Parties, during COP 23, identified preliminary considerations for the information to be provided by Parties in the context of Article 9, paragraph 5, of the Paris Agreement. These are included in an informal note by the co-chairs of the contact group on this agenda item. This informal note does not capture all views of Parties; and
  • COP 23, by the same decision, also requested the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) to consider , beginning at its 48th session (April-May2018) and at any subsequent sessions on the Paris Agreement work programme, identification of information to be provided by Parties in accordance with Article 9, paragraph 5, of the Paris Agreement

COP 22, by decision 13/CP.22, requested the secretariat to organize a round-table discussion among Parties on this matter in conjunction with the forth-sixth sessions of the subsidiary bodies (May 2017) and prepare a summary report for consideration by COP 23 (November 2017).

 

Round-table discussion on the process to identify the information to be provided by Parties in
accordance with Article 9, paragraph 5, of the Paris Agreement

Bonn, 16 May (WCCB, room Santiago de Chile, 10-13hrs)

Participation Parties only
Programme Programme


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