The COP in its decision 1/CP.18, paragraphs 34-38, requested the SBSTA and the SBI, at their thirty-eighth sessions, to jointly initiate a process with the aim of addressing the following matters:
The need to improve the coordination of support for the implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70;
The provision of adequate and predictable support, including financial resources and technical and technological support, to developing countries for the implementation of those activities;
To consider existing institutional arrangements or potential governance alternatives including a body, a board or a committee;
and to make recommendations on these matters to the COP at its nineteenth session.
In the same decision, the COP invited Parties and admitted observer organizations to submit to the secretariat, by 25 March 2013, their views on the matters referred to above (paragraphs 34 and 35), including potential functions, and modalities and procedures.
The COP also requested the secretariat, subject to the availability of supplementary resources, to organize an in-session workshop at the thirty-eighth sessions of the SBSTA and SBI on the matters referred to above, taking into account the submissions referred to above and to prepare a report on the workshop for the consideration by the SBSTA and SBI at their thirty-ninth sessions.
SBSTA/SBI 38 (June 2013)
COP 18 requested the SBSTA and the SBI, at their thirty-eighth sessions, to jointly initiate a process with the aim of addressing the matters outlined in decision 1/CP.18, paragraph 34, and to consider existing institutional arrangements or potential governance alternatives, including a body, a board or a committee, and to make recommendations on these matters at COP 19.
At SBSTA 38, this in-session workshop on the matters relating to coordination of support referred to in decision 1/CP.18, paragraphs 34 and 35, took place on 7 June.
The submission of views by Parties on matters referred to in decision 1/CP.18, paragraphs 34 and 35, including potential functions, and modalities and procedures are available in documents FCCC/SB/2013/MISC.3 and Add.1.
The SBSTA was unable to conduct work on this item as the joint contact group of the SBSTA and the SBI on this matter could not be established and agreed to take up this item at SBSTA 39.
SBSTA/SBI 39 (November 2013)
COP 19 concluded consideration of this joint work and, as part of the Warsaw Framework for REDD-plus, adopted decision 10/CP.19, entitled Coordination of support for the implementation of activities in relation to mitigation actions in the forest sector by developing countries, including institutional arrangements.
By decision 10/CP.19, the COP, inter alia:
Invites interested Parties to designate a national entity or focal point to serve as liaison with the secretariat and bodies under the Convention, on coordination of support, and may also be nominated to receive and obtain results-based payments
Recognizes that in order to address issues related to the coordination of support, a number of needs and functions were identified
Encourages national entities/focal points, Parties and relevant entities financing REDD-plus to meet, on a voluntary basis, to discuss the needs and functions identified to address issues relating to coordination of support; with the first meeting to be held in conjunction with SBI 41 (December 2014)
Requests the Subsidiary Body for Implementation, at the latest, at its forty-seventh session (November-December 2017) to review the outcomes of these meetings