WHO? – Official Groups

Official Bodies

The global exercise dedicated to the Conference of the Parties is underpinned by a plethora of administrative, financial bodies etc as well as bodies working to focus on Greenhouse Gas reductions and addressing Global Warming and Climate Change Mitigation.

They are covered here for reference purposes, loosely grouped by their nature.

Administrative Bodies

SecretariatThe Secretary General of the United Nations shall be the Depositary of this Agreement.” (p32 Art 26)

Compliance Committee [not yet named] . “shall consist of 12 members with recognized competence in relevant scientific, technical, socio-economic or legal fields, to be elected by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement on the basis of equitable geographical representation, with two members each from the five regional groups of the United Nations and one member each from the small island developing States and the least developed countries, while taking into account the goal of gender balance” (p14 103)

Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement “establish the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement under the same arrangement,..”(p3) 

“Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement to elaborate, drawing from approaches established under the Convention and its related legal instruments as appropriate, guidance for accounting for Parties’ nationally determined contributions,..”(p5 31) 

Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (p5)develop modalities for the accounting of financial resources provided and mobilized through public interventions” (p8) 

“the elaboration of the technology framework…. preparation of bankable projects;…… preparation of bankable projects;….. The assessment of technologies that are ready for transfer; (d) The enhancement of enabling environments for and the addressing of barriers to the development and transfer of socially and environmentally sound technologies;..”(p9) 

Subsidiary Body for Implementationto develop modalities and procedures for the operation and use of the public registry referred to in Article 4, paragraph 12…”(p5 29) 

“periodic assessment ….. global stocktake…”(p10) 

Global Environment Facility “Handle improved reporting, transparency, accuracy, completeness, consistency and comparability…” (p13)


Working on the Problem

“Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, in accordance with decision 1/CP.17, paragraph 4, has been completed..”(p3) 

“Forum on the Implementation of response measures. (p5 34) to address the effects of the implementation of response measures under the Agreement by enhancing cooperation amongst Parties on understanding the impacts of mitigation actions under the Agreement and the exchange of information, experiences, and best practices amongst Parties to raise their resilience to these impacts.. “(p5)

Adaptation Committee “Review adaptation, recommend how to assist Developing Countries” (p7) 

United Nations Agencies and international, regional and national financial institutions to provide information to Parties through the secretariat on how their development assistance and climate finance programmes incorporate climate-proofing and climate resilience measures;..”(p7 44) 

Least Developed Countries Expert Group “the Adaptation Committee and the Least Developed Countries ExpertGroup to jointly develop modalities to recognize the adaptation efforts of developing country Parties…” (p7 42)

Paris Committee on Capacity-building  address gaps and needs…. Developing countries. Manage and oversee work plan. (p10 72)

 Technology Executive Committee and Climate Technology Centre and Network  “undertake further work relating to, inter alia: (a) Technology research, development and demonstration; (b) The development and enhancement of endogenous [those that originate from within an organism] capacities and technologies;” (p9 67)

Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage “establish a clearinghouse for risk transfer that serves as a repository for information on insurance and risk transfer..” (p7 49) 

“establish, ….. a task force……. to develop recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change;..”(p7 50) 

Financial Bodies

Standing Committee on Finance  “in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation;prior to 2025 the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement shall set a new collective quantified goal from a floor of USD 100 billion per year, taking into account the needs and priorities of developing countries; (p8 54)

“strongly urges developed countryParties to scale up their level of financial support, with a concrete roadmap to achieve the goal of jointly providing USD 100 billion annually by 2020 for mitigation and adaptation while significantly increasing adaptation finance from current levels” (p17 115) 

Green Climate Fund (p7) “expedite support for the least developed countries and other developing country Parties for the formulation of national adaptation plans…” (p8 59)

“encouraging the coordination of support from, inter alia, public and private, bilateral and multilateral sources, such as the Green Climate Fund, and alternative sources. – reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks; as well as alternative policy approaches, such as joint mitigation and adaptation approaches for the integral and sustainable management of forest..”(p8 55) 

Adaptation Fund “serve the Agreement….” (p9 60)