2018 Subsidiary Bodies Meeting of UNFCCC


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The Bonn Climate Change Conference convened all three of the subsidiary bodies of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 30 April - 10 May 2018: the 48th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48), and the fifth session of the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5).

The Paris "rulebook" was the most substantive issue under discussion. This practical and technical operating manual is needed to implement the Paris Agreement and will guide questions such as what climate pledges should look like and how financial support should be tracked. The technical bodies of the UN climate convention, SBI and SBSTA, are also responsible for parts of the Paris rulebook, in particular, accounting for climate finance.

Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture roadmap was adopted to address the socioeconomic and food security dimensions of climate change, assessments of adaptation in agriculture, co-benefits and resilience, and livestock management, among others.

During the Talanoa Dialogue process, which aims to review progress and find solutions regarding increased ambition by countries now and in the next round of NDCs, countries and non-Party stakeholders engaged in interactive story telling.

While the Bonn Climate Change Conference saw some progress on the Paris Agreement Work Programme, another negotiating session will convene from 3-8 September in Bangkok, Thailand, to advance work before COP 24.

Please refer to UNFCCC website and ENB report for more details.