Subsidiary Bodies 40
The UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies 40 took place June 4-15, 2014. This was a meeting of the two advisory bodies (SBI and SBSTA) and Ad hoc working group on the Durban Platform (ADP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Country representatives met to make progress on political and technical climate issues ahead of the UNFCCC COP 20 in Lima, Peru, in December 2014.
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Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) deals with issues of implementation such as finance, technology transfer, and capacity building.
Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) deals with the technical issues like measuring and reporting carbon emissions and knowledge sharing networks.
Ad hoc working group on the Durban Platform (ADP) deals with the global climate change agreement scheduled for 2015, as well as ways to ensure action on climate change until the agreement goes into force.
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For the first time at the intersessional negotiations, high-level ministerial dialogues were held to take stock of commitments under the Kyoto Protocol and discuss the way forward on future climate change agreements. These negotiations laid a strong foundation for the next ADP session in October and the next SBI/SBSTA sessions at COP20 in December.
With limited negotiation sessions before the final climate agreement discussions at the 2015 COP in Paris, parties will need to continue their work between sessions in order to make progress on the large volume of work for the Lima COP in December 2014.
Progress will also be needed outside of the UNFCCC by the nations, corporations, communities and individuals whose actions hold the key to climate solutions. Conservation International looks forward to working on both fronts and at all levels (global, national, local) with all of those pursuing a stable global climate.
Seeking to define elements of a comprehensive 2015 agreement that is equitable and robust, CI attended Subsidiary Bodies 40 with the intention to contribute our science, field experience, and policy expertise to dialogues. Our engagement covered key areas such as the design and scope of the 2015 climate change agreement, REDD+, ecosystem-based adaptation, coastal ecosystems, agriculture, and finance. At the conference, we sought to showcase our Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) and agricultural work.
CI prepared five position papers to inform the negotiations, which can be accessed below.
- Angela Andrade, CI-Colombia
- Lina Barrera, Policy Center
- Luis Barquin, Policy Center
- Rowan Braybrook, Policy Center
- Johnson Cerda, Policy Center
- Camila Donatti, Science and Oceans
- Joanna Durbin, Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance
- Celia Harvey, Science and Oceans
- Enrique Nunez, CI-Philippines
- Maria Josella Pangilinan, CI-Philippines
- Steven Panfil, Science and Oceans
- Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Policy Center & CI-Costa Rica
- Shyla Raghav, Policy Center
- Cecile Schneider, CI-Europe
- Kana Yamashita, CI-Japan
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