Capacity-building Virtual Activity Update

Scaled-up capacity-building for climate action plays a key role in achieving a successful green economic recovery post COVID-19. UN Climate Change and the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) are determined to contribute their share to this by continuing capacity-building work virtually and by encouraging all climate actors to join this endeavor.

This is an update of all virtual capacity-building work to ensure uninterrupted progress and support to developing countries in the coming months.

9th Durban Forum on Capability-building to take place virtually on 5 June 2020

The Durban Forum on Capacity-building was established to further strengthen the monitoring and review of the effectiveness of capacity-building under the UNFCCC. The Durban Forum was established under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI).

This year’s Durban Forum will tackle the issue of capacity-building to support the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) – ensuring coherence and coordination of actions and support. The ETF refers to measuring, reporting and the verification of greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement, which requires more detailed reporting by all countries. 

4th PCCB meeting to take place virtually on 22-25 June 2020

The PCCB took necessary decisions to ensure an uninterrupted flow of work despite the COVID-19 outbreak and to meet virtually. In this meeting, the PCCB will discuss its next workplan for the period of 2021-2024, and will take decisions on various aspects of its work including the PCCB Network, the Capacity-building Hub, the Informal Coordination Mechanism, and the development of a toolkit for assessing capacity-building gaps and needs. The registration will soon be open to observers. Interested stakeholders not registering for the meeting can follow it via webcast. Links will be made available on the PCCB webpage. 

PCCB Network successfully launched

The PCCB started the month of April with an open call for registration to the PCCB Network and, as by the end of month, 128 members have already joined this initiative, representing a rich diversity of regions, sectors and institutions. Members of the PCCB Network engage and collaborate in various activities and projects linked to the work areas of the PCCB: ‘coherence and coordination’, ‘gaps and needs’, ‘awareness raising and stakeholder engagement’ and ‘cross-cutting issues’. Some of these activities include participating in technical webinars, knowledge exchange sessions and awareness raising campaigns.

Capacity-building Talk series to be launched this summer

As part of an initiative undertaken by the capacity-building sub-division of UN Climate Change, a series of talks are designed to take place virtually, on topics pertinent to the advancement of capacity-building efforts under the Convention and Paris Agreement. The capacity-building talks will be an opportunity for capacity-building experts and enthusiasts to exchange knowledge and connect to others from across the globe. More information will be made available in due course.

Interested in knowing more about the capacity-building efforts and ways to get involved?

  • Learn more about the PCCB Network and join us!
  • Stay tuned by following thePCCB Facebook and Youtube channel!
  • Attend the above-mentioned events and join the debates!
  • Tune in for the PCCB meeting in June!

Information taken from: https://unfccc.int/news/capacity-building-virtual-activity-update

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