CONSERVATIVE MEP FOR SCOTLAND

The Marrakech Agreement at COP22

21.11.2016.

Advance unedited version
Decision -/CMA.1
Matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement
The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement,
Recalling the Paris Agreement, adopted under the Convention,
Also recalling decision 1/CP.21,
Underscoring the importance of inclusiveness, transparency and openness in the completion of the work programme under the Paris Agreement,
Stressing the urgency for completion of the work programme under the Paris Agreement resulting from the relevant requests contained in section III of decision 1/CP.21 in order to accelerate its implementation,
Recognizing the need for a meaningful and successful outcome of the work related to the implementation of the Paris Agreement,


I. Entry into force and signature of the Paris Agreement
1. Welcomes the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on 4 November 2016;
2. Also welcomes the signature of the Paris Agreement by almost all Parties to the Convention;
3. Congratulates Parties to the Convention that have ratified, accepted or approved the Paris Agreement and invites those that have not done so to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, where appropriate, with the Depositary as soon as possible;

II. Completion of the work programme under the Paris Agreement
4. Expresses its appreciation to the Conference of the Parties for overseeing the implementation of the work programme under the Paris Agreement in accordance with the arrangements contained in decision 1/CP.21;
5. Invites the Conference of the Parties to continue to oversee the implementation of the work programme under the Paris Agreement in accordance with the arrangements contained in decision 1/CP.21, and to accelerate work and forward the outcomes at the latest to the third part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement to be convened in conjunction with the twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties (December 2018) for its consideration and adoption;
6. Also invites the Conference of the Parties to continue to oversee the work on further guidance in relation to the adaptation communication, including, inter alia, as a component of nationally determined contributions, referred to in Article 7, paragraphs 10 and 11, of the Paris Agreement;
7. Further invites the Conference of the Parties to continue to oversee the work on the development of modalities and procedures for the operation and use of a public registry referred to in Article 7, paragraph 12, of the Paris Agreement;
8. Invites the Conference of the Parties to request the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement and the constituted bodies under the Convention to accelerate their work on the work programme resulting from the relevant requests contained in section III of decision 1/CP.21, and to forward the outcomes to the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-fourth session at the latest;
9. Also invites the Conference of the Parties to request the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement to continue its consideration of possible additional matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the convening of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement;
10. Decides to convene, at the second part of its first session, a joint meeting with the Conference of the Parties, at its twenty-third session (November 2017), to review progress on the implementation of the work programme under the Paris Agreement;

III. Adaptation Fund
11. Decides that the Adaptation Fund should serve the Paris Agreement, following and consistent with decisions to be taken at the third part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, to be convened in conjunction with the twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties, and by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that address the governance and institutional arrangements, safeguards and operating modalities of the Adaptation Fund.