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COP22 to host historic FSV, MA sessions

History will be made at the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Marrakech, Morocco as, for the first time, both the Facilitative Sharing of Views (FSV) for developing country Parties and the Multilateral Assessment (MA) for developed country Parties will be conducted during the same Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) session.

An SBI session. At COP22, both the FSV and MA will be conducted at the SBI
An SBI session. At COP22, both the FSV and MA will be conducted at the SBI

Both of these forums, which are open to all Parties and observers, allow Parties to engage in interactive discussions regarding their climate change mitigation actions and their associated effects.

The SBI also advises the COP on budgetary and administrative matters.

In Marrakech, seven developing country Parties will undergo FSV, after successfully completing and submitting their biennial update reports (BURs) earlier this year, as well as participating in the technical analysis for their BURs. The FSV workshop provides a unique opportunity to developing country Parties to showcase their efforts to implement climate action and also share the challenges encountered in the process, in a transparent, constructive and positive interaction with other Parties. It also allows developing countries to present the identified support needed to implement their mitigation actions and enhance their MRV framework.

During the MA, 24 developed country Parties will be assessed, focusing on the progress in achieving their 2020 quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets. Inputs for the discussion during this SBI session include Parties’ biennial reports, annual greenhouse gas inventories, and relevant technical reports.

The FSV will take place on 10 and 11 November 2016, and the MA will take place on 12 and 14 November 2016. Both of these forums will be webcast.

More information can be found here (for FSV) and here (for MA).

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