European Capacity Building Initiative

A Dynamic Contribution Cycle: Sequencing Contributions in the 2015 Paris Agreement

In their Scenario Note on the sixth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), the ADP Co-chairs emphasized that “it is essential to use the October session to make significant progress in clarifying and advancing the content of the 2015 agreement, to build bridges and to work together on outstanding issues. In particular, it will be important in the October session, to further clarify and flesh out the operational aspects of the agreement. Key challenges that will need focussed attention in our work include: deepening the understanding on the longer-term cycle of contributions/commitments, including its periodicity (length) and the functions of the steps proposed, such as any periodical consideration or assessment and review”

This ecbi/OCP Concept Note introduces the idea of a Dynamic Contribution Cycle as a contribution to the debate on these issues.

FC Publication Date: 
17 October 2014
FC Publication: 
Benito Müller