WARSAW CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

 

The meeting held from 11 to 23 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. It included the 19th session of the Conference of Parties (CoP19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 9) and meetings of three subsidiary bodies: the 39th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 39) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 39) and the third part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2).

 

The conference attracted more than 8,300 participants, including 4,022 government officials, 3,695 representatives of UN bodies and agencies, intergovernmental and civil society organizations, and 658 media representatives. They discussed the implementation of the agreements reached at previous meetings, including pursuing the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action.

 

Highlights of the conference included the adoption by COP 19 of the ADP’s decision to invite Parties to launch or step up preparations and contributions at national level, and the parties envisaged, and decided to accelerate the full implementation of the Bali Action Plan and forecasts made prior to 2020. Furthermore the Parties equally adopted a decision establishing the Warsaw International Loss and Damage Mechanism, and the "Warsaw REDD+ Framework" a battery of seven decisions on funding, institutional arrangements and methodological issues related to REDD +.

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