Capacity Building and Tech at UN Climate Change Conference
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The Subsidiary Bodies are expected to consider, among others, capacity building under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, an annual technical progress report of the PCCB, and the technology framework under Article 10.4 of the Paris Agreement.

The COP will address development and transfer of technologies, and implementation of the Technology Mechanism, including review of the effective implementation of the CTCN.

31 October 2017: The UN Climate Change Conference will convene in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November 2017. First and foremost, it is expected to advance negotiations on operationalization of the Paris Agreement on climate change. This Update provides an overview of issues relating to capacity building, and technology development and transfer that are expected to be addressed by the Conference.

The Bonn Conference will include the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC, the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 13) and the 47th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 47) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 47). The fourth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-4) and the second part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1-2) will also convene.

The Marrakech Partnership for GCA will hold a series of events highlighting the linkages between climate technologies and the SDGs and related targets on, inter alia, offshore renewable energy and transport.

The Subsidiary Bodies are expected to consider a number of matters relating to capacity building, including capacity building under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, and an annual technical progress report of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB). To facilitate the deliberations, the Secretariat released a summary of the 6th Durban Forum on capacity-building (FCCC/SBI/2017/9), held on 10 May 2017 during SBI 46, and the annual technical progress report of the PCCB (FCCC/SBI/2017/11). [SBI Provisional Annotated Agenda] [SBI Provisional Annotated Agenda Addendum] [SBSTA Provisional Annotated Agenda] [Summary report of the 6th Durban Forum on Capacity-building] [Annual Technical Progress Report of the PCCB]

On development and transfer of technologies, the Subsidiary Bodies will focus on: the joint annual report of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN); the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer; and the technology framework under Article 10.4 of the Paris Agreement. To inform these discussions, the Secretariat issued several documents, including: joint annual report of the TEC and the CTCN for 2017 (FCCC/SB/2017/3); report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the COP (FCCC/CP/2017/7); and information on the activities of the TEC and the CTCN relevant to the elaboration of the technology framework (FCCC/SBSTA/2017/INF.5). [Joint Annual Report of the TEC and the CTCN for 2017] [Report of the GEF to the COP] [Information on the Activities of the TEC and the CTCN Relevant to the Elaboration of the Technology Framework]

The COP is expected to address development and transfer of technologies, and implementation of the Technology Mechanism, including review of the effective implementation of the CTCN. To facilitate the discussions, the Secretariat issued a report on the independent review of the effective implementation of the CTCN (FCCC/CP/2017/3). [COP 23 Provisional Annotated Agenda] [COP 23 Provisional Annotated Agenda Addendum] [Report on the Independent Review of the Effective Implementation of the CTCN]

In the margins of the formal negotiations, the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (GCA) will also hold a series of events highlighting the linkages between climate technologies and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related targets on, inter alia, offshore renewable energy and transport. [GCA COP 23 Programme] [GCA at COP 23 Webpage]

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The SDG Knowledge Hub publishes regular capacity building and technology updates that can be found under the tag Climate Change Capacity Building and Technology Update.


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