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UNFCCC Releases Synthesis on Capacity-Building Framework Implementation

UNFCCC8 April 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a synthesis report that presents an overview of party submissions on the framework for capacity-building in developing countries. The report aims to assist the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) as it reviews progress in the implementation of the framework and identifies ways to boost capacity building.

The report covers: possible action by the SBI; information reported and submitted by parties; information on activities addressing needs and priority areas identified in the capacity-building framework; a summary of issues raised in submissions from parties; and capacity-building activities under the Kyoto Protocol.

The synthesis is a compilation of relevant information from: 59 national communications; 35 biennial reports; one national adaptation programme of action (NAPA); the 2013 annual report of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP); the 2013 annual report of the Nairobi Framework Partnership; and annual submissions from Parties and intergovernmental organizations.

The framework for capacity-building was agreed to by decisions 2/CP.7 and 29/CMP.1. The SBI will meet for its 40th session on 4-15 June 2014, in Bonn, Germany. [Publication: Synthesis Report on the Implementation of the Framework for Capacity-Building in Developing Countries]