SBI 44

44th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation

UNFCCC / SBI 44
16 May - 26 May 2016, Bonn, Germany

Updates

Update 9: APA: Parties begin initial exchange of views on features of NDCs and other issues
Bonn, 24 May 2016 (Indrajit Bose)

The UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) agreed on 23 May on the organization of work and went into a single contact group to begin an initial exchange of views on various issues on the   agenda that included a discussion on the features of the nationally determined contribu

Update 8: Developing countries stress need to ensure balance in the work post-Paris
Bonn, 23 May 2016 (Hilary Chiew)

Developing countries stressed the importance of maintaining balance and coherence among the various bodies in implementing the work arising from the decisions from Paris under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Update 7: APA Co-chairs propose single contact group to address substantive work
Bonn, 23 May 2016 (Indrajit Bose)

The Co-chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) under the UNFCCC, proposed to conduct work in a single contact group that will begin on Monday, 23 May, with an initial exchange of views among Parties on the substantive issues on its agenda.

Update 6: APA: Parties discuss preliminary organization of work
Bonn, 21 May 2016 (Indrajit Bose)

After adopting the agenda of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) on 20 May, Parties exchanged preliminary views on the organization of work.

Update 5: APA adopts agenda after intense deliberations
Bonn, 21 May 2016 (Indrajit Bose, Meena Raman)

After four days of closed-door informal consultations, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the agenda of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) on 20 May.

Update 4: Developing countries call for rules to guide engagement of non-state actors in the UNFCCC
Bonn, 20 May 2016 (Hilary Chiew)

Several developing countries called for rules and standards to guide the participation of non-state actors in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), saying that a distinction has to be made with those with commercial interests.

Update 3: New body on Paris Agreement suspends meeting to hold consultations on agenda
Bonn, 18 May 2016 (Indrajit Bose)

The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), a new body established by the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UNFCCC, convened its first session in the morning of 17 May.

The current Bonn climate talks are taking place from 16 to 26 May.

Update 23: Disagreement over discussions on new activity under the Clean Development Mechanism
Bonn, 8 June 2016 (Kate Dooley)

London - Disagreements arose among Parties at the recent UNFCCC climate talks in Bonn, during discussions on a proposal to apply the existing clean development mechanism (CDM) modalities and procedures for afforestation / reforestation projects (A/R) to a new activity viz.

Update 22: The Paris Agreement: A step to enhance UNFCCC implementation, say developing countries
Bonn, 6 June 2016 (Indrajit Bose)

New Delhi – In describing the Paris Agreement (PA) as being “historic” and an important “milestone”, key developing countries stressed that the Agreement is to enhance the implementation of the UNFCCC and not to replace it.

Update 21: SBI/SBSTA: Parties move forward on economic diversification and just transition work
Bonn, 6 June 2016 (Hilary Chiew)

Kuala Lumpur – Parties to the UNFCCC at the recently concluded climate talks in Bonn agreed to advance further work on the impact on developing countries, of the implementation of response measures (to address climate change) by developed countries.

Update 20: SBI/SBSTA: Scope of next periodic review on global goal to be considered in May 2017
Bonn, 6 June 2016 (Hilary Chiew)

Kuala Lumpur – Parties to the UNFCCC at the recently concluded climate talks in Bonn agreed to further consider the scope of the next periodic review of the long-term global goal under the Convention, and of overall progress towards achieving it, in May 2017 at the 46th sessions of the subsidiary

Update 2: Implementation of Paris Agreement must preserve balance on all issues, say developing countries
Bonn, 18 May 2016 (Hilary Chiew)

The first inter-sessional meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) after the adoption of the Paris Agreement at the 21st  Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris last year, opened here on 16 May.

Update 15: SBI: Developing countries stress pre-2020 actions and support
Bonn, 31 May 2016 (Hilary Chiew)

Kuala Lumpur – Developing countries, led by the Group of 77 and China, reiterated that the work of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) “must enhance pre-2020 actions and support, which will lay a solid foundation for post-2020 implementation”.

Update 14: SBI: Adoption of conclusion on non-state actors with no agreement on private sector conflict of interest
Bonn, 30 May 2016 (Hilary Chiew)

The 44th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 44) ended in a stormy closing plenary with procedural disputes over the adoption of the draft conclusion, pertaining to engagement of non-state actors with commercial interests.

Update 12: Developing countries stress implementation of pre-2020 commitments at COP 22
Bonn, 26 May 2016 (Hilary Chiew)

At the open-ended informal consultations on the expectations for the 22nd session of the UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, in November this year, developing countries stressed the importance of implementing the pre-2020 commitments under the Convention.

Update 10: APA: Parties exchange views on adaptation communication
Bonn, 24 May 2016 (Indrajit Bose)

Parties to the UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) began to have an initial exchange of views on 23 May on the guidance to be provided as regards the adaptation communication, including, inter alia, as a component of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under

Update 1: Battle of interpretation over Paris Agreement begins
Bonn, 18 May 2016 (Indrajit Bose, Meena Raman)

On the first day of the climate talks in Bonn which began on May 16 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), disagreements have begun between developing and developed countries over the provisional agenda of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation as regards a matt

Resources

Briefing paper 1 May 2016

1. Introduction