By Jisun Hwang, Senior Climate Advocacy Officer, ICLEI World Secretariat
The draft decision on the assessment of the technical examination processes on mitigation and adaptation – TEP M and A – has been released: http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2017/cop23/eng/l02.pdf.
The COP encourages further enhancement of engagement by Non-Party stakeholders (NPS) including cities and other subnational authorities to the TEP M and TEP A. Key mandates pertaining to the LGMA constituency are as follows.
- The COP expresses its appreciation to NPS for the efforts undertaken under the TEP M and A, and calls for better integration of the TEPs into the MPGCA process.
- As a concrete measure to enhance the NPS engagement at the TEPs, the COP invites expert organisations to lead relevant technical expert meetings (TEMs) on a voluntary basis. ICLEI, for example, as an expert organisation on sustainability at the local and regional levels, is foreseen to be able to scale up its contributions towards the TEPs, building upon this mandate.
- The COP invites Parties and NPS to organise regional TEMs with a view to examining specific finance, technology and capacity-building resources necessary to scale up actions in regional contexts.
- NPS are invited to share experience on actions taken as input to relevant technical papers, summaries for policymakers and high-level events on climate action.