GE.14-24269
Conference of the Parties
Twentieth session Lima, 1
 – 
12 December 2014
Agenda item 4
Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action
Further advancing the Durban Platform
Draft decision -/CP.XX Proposal by the President
The Conference of the Parties
,
  Reiterating 
 that the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action shall be under the Convention and guided by its principles,
 Recalling 
 the objective of the Convention as set out in its Article 2,
 Also recalling 
 all the relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties,  particularly decisions 1/CP.17, 2/CP.18 and 1/CP.19,
 Affirming
its determination to strengthen adaptation action through the protocol, another legal instrument or agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention to be adopted at the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (November-December 2015),
  Recalling
decisions 2/CP.19 and X/CP.20 (Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts) and welcoming of the progress made in Lima, Peru, towards the implementation of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts,
 Noting 
 with grave concern the significant gap between the aggregate effect of Par 
ties’ mitigation pledges in terms of global annual emissions of greenhouse gases by
2020 and aggregate emission pathways consistent with having a likely chance of holding the increase in global average temperature below 2 °C or 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, 1.
Confirms
 that the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action shall complete the work referred to in decision 1/CP.17, paragraph 2, as early as  possible in order for the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-first session to adopt a
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 protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties; 2.
 Decides
 that the protocol, another legal instrument or agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties shall address in a balanced manner, inter alia, mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology development and transfer, and capacity-building, and transparency of action and support; 3.
Underscores
its commitment to reaching an ambitious agreement in 2015 that reflects the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in light of different national circumstances; 4.
Urges
 developed country Parties to provide and mobilize enhanced financial support to developing country Parties for ambitious mitigation and adaptation actions, especially to Parties that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change; and recognizes complementary support by other Parties; 5.
 Acknowledges
 the progress made in Lima in elaborating the elements for a draft negotiating text as contained in the annex; 6.
 Decides
 that the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action will intensify its work, with a view to making available a negotiating text for a  protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties before May 2015; 7.
 Requests
 the secretariat to communicate the negotiating text referred to in paragraph 6 above to Parties in accordance with provisions of the Convention and the applied rules of  procedure, while noting that such communication will not prejudice whether the outcome will be a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties; 8.
 Notes
 that the arrangements specified in this decision in relation to intended nationally determined contributions are without prejudice to the legal nature and content of the intended nationally determined contributions of Parties or to the content of the protocol, another legal instrument or agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties; 9.
 Reiterates
 its invitation to each Party to communicate to the secretariat its intended nationally determined contribution towards achieving the objective of the Convention as set out in its Article 2; 10.
 Agrees
 
that each Party’s intended nationally determined contribution towards
achieving the objective of the Convention as set out in its Article 2 will represent a  progression beyond the current undertaking of that Party; 11.
 Also agrees
 that the least developed countries and small island developing States may communicate information on strategies, plans and actions for low greenhouse gas emission development reflecting their special circumstances in the context of intended nationally determined contributions; 12.
 Invites
 all Parties to consider communicating their undertakings in adaptation  planning or consider including an adaptation component in their intended nationally determined contributions; 13.
 Reiterates
 its invitation to all Parties to communicate their intended nationally determined contributions well in advance of the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (by the first quarter of 2015 by those Parties ready to do so) in a manner that facilitates the clarity, transparency and understanding of the intended nationally determined contributions;
 
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14.
 Agrees
 that the information to be provided by Parties communicating their intended nationally determined contributions, in order to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding, may include, as appropriate, inter alia, quantifiable information on the reference point (including, as appropriate, a base year), time frames and/or periods for implementation, scope and coverage, planning processes, assumptions and methodological approaches including those for estimating and accounting for anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and, as appropriate, removals, and how the Party considers that its intended nationally determined contribution is fair and ambitious, in light of its national circumstances, and how it contributes towards achieving the objective of the Convention as set out in its Article 2; 15.
 Reiterates
 its call to developed country Parties, the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism and any other organizations in a position to do so to provide support for the preparation and communication of the intended nationally determined contributions of Parties that may need such support; 16.
 Requests
 the secretariat to: (a) Publish on the UNFCCC website the intended nationally determined contributions as communicated; (b) Prepare by 1 November 2015 a synthesis report on the aggregate effect of the intended nationally determined contributions communicated by Parties by 1 October 2015; 17.
 Encourages
 all Parties to the Kyoto Protocol to ratify and implement the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol; 18.
 Reiterates
 its resolve as set out in decision 1/CP.19, paragraphs 3 and 4, to accelerate the full implementation of the decisions constituting the agreed outcome  pursuant to decision 1/CP.13 and enhance ambition in the pre-2020 period in order to ensure the highest possible mitigation efforts under the Convention by all Parties; 19.
 Decides
 to continue the technical examination of opportunities with high mitigation  potential, including those with adaptation, health and sustainable development co-benefits, in the period 2015
 – 
2020, by requesting the secretariat to: (a) Organize a series of in-session technical expert meetings which: (i) Facilitate Parties in the identification of policy options, practices and technologies and in planning for their implementation in accordance with nationally defined development priorities; (ii) Build on and utilize the related activities of, and further enhance collaboration and synergies among, the Technology Executive Committee, the Climate Technology Centre and Network, the Durban Forum on capacity-building, the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism and the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism; (iii) Build on previous technical expert meetings
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 in order to hone and focus on actionable policy options; (iv) Provide meaningful and regular opportunities for the effective engagement of experts from Parties, relevant international organizations, civil society, indigenous
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 In 2014 the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action undertook technical expert meetings on renewable energy, energy efficiency, land-use change and forestry (including REDD-plus), urban environments, carbon dioxide capture use and storage and non CO
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 greenhouse gases.
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