Can you prepare a bullet point summary of the different modalities/activities/formats available to the Parties for work going forward? Advice: The modalities, activities and formats of work available to the parties to progress items under the UNFCCC is not rigidly prescribed in the Convention and is therefore a flexible process. Provided that the activities …

Could you provide one or more lines of argument to extend the mandate under Decision 1/CP.21 to  include additional agenda items, predominately related to adaptation, in the APA agenda? Advice: In Paris, the Conference of the Parties (COP) established the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) as a subsidiary body with a […]

What are the legal and governance questions involved if an institution serves two agreements: how can an institution such as the WIM be under the guidance of the COP and the governing body of the new agreement at the same time? what does this mean? Joint COP/PARIS COP agenda items? Advice: It is not uncommon, […]

Please provide a brief summary and overview of the negotiations at the fourth part of the second session of the ADP. Summary: The fourth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-4) was held in Bonn, Germany from 10-14 March 2014. ADP 2-4 was […]

1. Can informal consultations on a subsidiary body (SB) agenda item continue after the SB closing plenary? 2. Can the SB plenary put in a placeholder to note that informal consultations on this item are continuing and that the final outcome will be reported to the COP? If not, are there other procedural options?” Parties […]