The Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convened from 16 - 26 May, 2016 in Bonn, Germany.
The Conference encompassed the 44th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI-44) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA-44), and the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA-1). Preparatory meetings for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and the Group of 77 and China on 12-13 May, 2016 and 14-15 May, 2016 consecutively.
SBSTA-44The key focus of SBSTA-44 was to:
- continue its work on the methodological issues under the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP)
- initiate work on matters mandated by the Paris Agreement including the on the technology framework and modalities for Article 6 of the Agreement (which relates to cooperative approaches and the framework for non-market approaches).
SBI-44SBI-44 focused on:
- continuing its regular work on implementation, including on mechanisms
under the Kyoto Protocol, capacity building, gender, and national adaptation
- initiating work on matters mandated by the Paris Agreement including the development of modalities and procedures for a public registry for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and for adaptation communications.
APA-1The main intent of APA-1 was:
- adopting a programme of work as mandated by the Paris Agreement
- coming to conclusions to further work on guidance for mitigation
- determining guidance for NDCs including information to facilitate their clarity, transparency and understanding and accounting for NDCs as well as further guidance for adaptation communications and for the transparency framework;
- discussing matters relating to the global stocktake; including potential modalities as well as modalities and procedures for compliance; and preparation for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement.