COP Decisions on Financial Mechanism

 

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SC-1/9 Guidance to the financial mechanism68 K27.75 K
 
 
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Requests the Secretariat to transmit the guidance to the financial mechanism contained in the annex to the present decision to the entity or entities entrusted with the operation of the financial mechanism pursuant to paragraph 6 of Article 13 of the Convention;
Further requests the Secretariat to transmit the guidance to the financial mechanism contained in the annex to the present decision to the Global Environment Facility, which is, on an interim basis, the principal entity entrusted with the operations of the financial mechanism in accordance with Article 14 of the Convention;
Requests the entity or entities entrusted with the operations of the financial mechanism of the Convention, including the Global Environment Facility, to incorporate on an ongoing basis guidance from the Conference of the Parties in the further development of their operational programmes to ensure that the objectives of the Convention are addressed;
Requests the Global Environment Facility to prepare and submit reports to each ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties on its operations in support of the Convention, as set out in the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility.
SC-1/10 First review of the financial mechanism65.5 K26.09 K
 
 
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Recognizing that the period to be addressed by the review will cover activities from the date on which the Convention was open for signature until July 2005;

Recognizing further that during such period the Global Environment Facility will have been the principal entity entrusted with the operations of the financial mechanism of the Convention, on an interim basis, in accordance with Article 14;

Adopts the attached terms of reference for the first review of the financial mechanism of the Convention;

Agrees that future reviews of the financial mechanism of the Convention will address the principal entity referred to above until such time as the Conference of the Parties decides which institutional structure will be designated in accordance with Article 13 of the Convention. Thereafter, the review will address the entity or entities so entrusted.
SC-1/11Memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility78.5 K38.08 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility, as contained in the annex to the present decision;
2. Requests the Secretariat to transmit the memorandum of understanding to the Council of the Global Environment Facility for its consideration and adoption.
SC-1/17 Preparation of draft terms of reference for work on modalities on the needs assessment for Parties that are developing countries or countries with economies in transition to implement the provisions of the Convention over the period 2006–201057.5 K10.36 K
 
 
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Requests the Secretariat to develop draft terms of reference for work on modalities on the needs assessment for Parties that are developing countries or countries with economies in transition to implement the provisions of the Convention over the period 2006–2010 for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its second meeting.
SC-2/10 Financial resources and mechanism66.5 K16.73 K
 
 
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2. Requests the Secretariat, in consultation with the Global Environment Facility, to report to the Conference at its future meetings on the effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility;
3. Welcomes the report on the first review of the financial mechanism and notes its recommendations, the relevant ones of which are included, as appropriate, either in the present decision or in decision SC-2/11 on additional guidance to the financial mechanism;
4. Decides to include all its requests and recommendations to the Global Environment Facility in a single decision on additional guidance to the financial mechanism;
5. Welcomes the achievements of the Global Environment Facility in support of the Convention and notes that the report of the first review of the financial mechanism is in general appreciative of the role of the Global Environment Facility as the principal entity of the financial mechanism of the Convention;
6. Urges donor Parties and invites other Governments to contribute to the Global Environment Facility in order to achieve a timely and successful fourth replenishment and the resources necessary for advancing the implementation of the Convention;
SC-2/11 Additional guidance to the Financial Mechanism64 K16.3 K
 
 
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Requests the Global Environment Facility to continue to work with the Secretariat of the Convention to finalize Operational Programme 14 incorporating the guidance by the Conference of the Parties as soon as possible; Also requests the Global Environment Facility to exercise any necessary flexibility in applying its criteria for access in order to ensure compatibility with the country eligibility criteria established by the Conference of the Parties in decision SC-1/9 in accordance with the specific priorities and needs of eligible countries; Further requests the Global Environment Facility to include in its regular reports to the Conference of the Parties a more indepth analysis of its financing, including cofinancing, in its persistent organic pollutants portfolio, which includes sources, mechanisms, arrangements and trends;
SC-2/12Terms of reference for work on modalities on the needs assessment for Parties that are developing countries or Parties with economies in transition to implement the provisions of the Convention over the period 2006–201070 K21.75 K
 
 
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Adopts the terms of reference set forth in the annex to the present decision for work on modalities on the needs assessment for Parties that are developing countries or Parties with economies in transition to implement the provisions of the Convention over the period 2006–2010; Requests the Secretariat to make the necessary arrangements to initiate the preliminary assessment of funding needs; Invites the Parties, other Governments, the principal entity of the financial mechanism, other financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, including the private sector, and secretariats of other multilateral environmental agreements to provide to the Secretariat by 31 December 2006 the information needed for the work on preliminary assessment of funding needs for developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition to implement the provisions of the Convention over the period 2006 2010; Requests the Secretariat to provide the report of the preliminary assessment of funding needs for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its third meeting;
SC-3/13 Implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility63.5 K10.54 K
 
 
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1. Welcomes the report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention at its third meeting1 and takes note of the information contained therein; 2. Requests the Secretariat, in consultation with the Global Environment Facility, to prepare a report on the effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility, for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting.
SC-3/14 Resource mobilization63.5 K10.81 K
 
 
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2. Invites, in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 13 of the Convention, developed country Parties, other Parties and other possible sources, including relevant funding institutions and the private sector, to provide information to the Secretariat on ways in which they can support the Convention; 3. Requests the Secretariat, based on the information provided pursuant to the invitation in paragraph 2 above, to develop further the report on other possible sources of funding and to submit it for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting.
SC-3/15 Needs assessment72.5 K21.47 K
 
 
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2. Adopts the revised terms of reference for work on the assessment of funding needs for Parties that are developing countries or countries with economies in transition to implement the Convention over the period 2010–2014 set forth in the annex to the present decision; 3. Invites Parties and others to provide the relevant information required to undertake the assessment of funding needs mentioned in the preceding paragraph.
SC-3/16 Additional guidance to the financial mechanism68.5 K15.73 K
 
 
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4. Invites Governments, non-governmental organizations, industry and intergovernmental organizations to participate in the development of the business plan for promoting a global partnership on the development and deployment of alternative products, methods and strategies to DDT for disease vector control and encourages the Global Environment Facility, donors and other funding agencies to provide financial and other resources to support the creation and implementation of the business plan; 5. Urges the Global Environment Facility to incorporate best available techniques and best environmental practices and demonstration as one of its priorities for providing financial support; 6. Invites the Global Environment Facility to incorporate activities related to the global monitoring plan and capacity-building in developing countries, small island developing States and countries with economies in transition as priorities for providing financial support; 7. Decides that the outcomes of the periodic assessments of the funding necessary and available for the implementation of the convention shall be an input of the Conference of the Parties to the negotiations on the replenishment of the Trust Fund of the Global Environment Facility;
SC-3/17 Second review of the financial mechanism72.5 K26.07 K
 
 
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Adopts the terms of reference for the second review of the financial mechanism set out in the annex to the present decision; Requests the Secretariat to compile information relevant to the second review of the financial mechanism and submit it to the Conference of the Parties for consideration at its fourth meeting.
SC-4/24Needs assessment78 K12.02 K
 
 
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Takes note of the report by the Secretariat on the assessment of funding needs of Parties that are developing countries or countries with economies in transition to implement the provisions of the Convention over the period 2010–2014;

2. Requests the Secretariat to transmit that report to the Global Environment Facility for consideration during the fifth replenishment process of the Global Environment Facility and action as appropriate;

SC-4/25Effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility76.5 K8.54 K
 
 
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Welcomes the report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention at its fourth meeting;

2. Also welcomes the continuing cooperation between the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and the secretariat of the Global Environment Facility;

SC-4/26Review of the financial mechanism77.5 K9.46 K
 
 
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1. Welcomes the positive report on the second review of the financial mechanism, noting in particular the significant contribution of the Global Environment Facility of 360 million dollars for persistent organic pollutant projects since the Convention was adopted in 2001;

SC-4/27Guidance to the financial mechanism77 K11.95 K
 
 
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Reaffirms its decisions SC-1/9, SC-2/11 and SC-3/16;

2. Calls on developed countries, in the context of the fifth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility, being aware of the funding needs assessment and in the light of the current and possible future listing of new persistent organic pollutants, to make all efforts to make adequate financial resources available in accordance with their obligations under Article 13 of the Convention to enable developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition to fulfil their obligations under the Convention;

SC-4/28Additional guidance to the financial mechanism78.5 K12.17 K
 
 
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Requests the Global Environment Facility to provide the necessary financial and technical assistance to developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the Convention, especially least developed countries and small island developing States, to help them to prepare or update their national implementation plans and to comply with the requirements of the Stockholm Convention;

SC-4/29Facilitating work with regard to financial resources and mechanisms76 K7.91 K
 
 
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Requests the Secretariat to seek the views of Parties and explore options for facilitating the work of the Conference of the Parties with regard to financial resources and mechanisms, including the option of a financial mechanism committee, and to prepare a report for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fifth meeting.

SC-5/22Needs assessment217 K55.59 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report by the Secretariat on information regarding the availability of financial resources additional to those provided through the Global Environment Facility and ways and means of mobilizing and channelling those resources in support of the objectives of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants over the period 2015–2019;
2. Takes note of the information provided by developed-country parties, other parties and other sources, including relevant funding institutions and the private sector, on ways in which they can support the Convention;

SC-5/23Additional guidance to the financial mechanism130 K12.05 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

Requests the Secretariat to prepare consolidated guidance to the financial mechanism of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting;
2. Decides to update the consolidated guidance every four years starting from the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties as an input of the Conference of the Parties to the negotiations on the replenishment of the Trust Fund of the Global Environment Facility;

SC-5/24Effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility131 K16.69 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report of the Secretariat on the effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility;
2. Welcomes the report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties at its fifth meeting;
3. Recalls that the Council of the Global Environment Facility is to provide regular reports to the Conference of the Parties, including information pursuant to paragraph 9 (d) of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility;

SC-5/25Review of the financial mechanism137.5 K17.75 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Adopts the terms of reference for the third review of the financial mechanism set out in the annex to the present decision;
2. Requests the Secretariat to compile information relevant to the third review of the financial mechanism and submit it to the Conference of the Parties for consideration at its sixth meeting.

SC-5/26Facilitating work with regard to financial resources and mechanisms130.5 K8.02 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Recognizes the importance of the need to improve the efficiency of the work of the Conference of the Parties with regard to financial resources and mechanisms;
2. Recalls decision SC-4/29 on facilitating work with regard to financial resources and mechanisms;
3. Decides to continue the discussion on exploring options for facilitating work with regard to financial resources and mechanisms, including the option of a financial mechanism committee;

SC-6/17Needs assessment54.5 K8.9 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report by the Secretariat on the assessment of funding needs of parties that are developing countries or countries with economies in transition to implement the provisions of the Convention over the period 2015–2019;

SC-6/18Effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility53.5 K8 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the information provided in the note by the Secretariat on the report on the effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility;

SC-6/19Third review of the financial mechanism53 K7.18 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Welcomes the report on the third review of the financial mechanism;

2. Requests the Secretariat to transmit that report to the Global Environment Facility for consideration during the sixth replenishment process of the Global Environment Facility and for action as appropriate;

SC-6/20Consolidated guidance to the financial mechanism58.5 K15.53 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the information provided in the note by the Secretariat on consolidated guidance to the financial mechanism;

2. Reaffirms the guidance to the financial mechanism that it adopted in decisions SC 1/9 and SC-4/27 and the additional guidance that it adopted in decisions SC-2/11, SC 3/16, SC 4/28 and SC 5/23;

SC-7/18Assessment of funding needs18.69 K30.71 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report by the Secretariat reviewing the availability of financial resources additional to those provided through the Global Environment Facility and the ways and means of mobilizing and channelling those resources in support of the objectives of the Convention, as requested by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in resolution 2;

SC-7/19Effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility14.3 K12.91 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the information provided in the note by the Secretariat on the report on the effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility;

2. Welcomes the report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, takes note of the leveraging ratio of 1:3 between the Facility project grant and other resources, and also takes note of the concerns raised by some parties in this regard;

SC-7/20Fourth review of the financial mechanism17.68 K24.56 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Adopts the terms of reference for the fourth review of the financial mechanism set out in the annex to the present decision;

2. Requests the Secretariat to compile information relevant to the fourth review of the financial mechanism and submit it to the Conference of the Parties for consideration at its eighth meeting.

SC-7/21Additional guidance to the financial mechanism14.42 K14.97 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Stresses that the sound management of chemicals and wastes has a global environmental benefit and emphasizes that the sound management of chemicals and wastes is an essential element of sustainable development;

2. Reaffirms the guidance to the financial mechanism that it adopted in previous decisions, as reflected in the note by the Secretariat;

SC-7/22 Implementation of the integrated approach to financing15.39 K15.27 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the information presented in the note by the Secretariat;

2. Joins the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme in welcoming an integrated approach to addressing the financing of the sound management of chemicals and wastes, underscoring that the three components of an integrated approach, mainstreaming, industry involvement and dedicated external finance, are mutually reinforcing and are all important for the financing of the sound management of chemicals and waste at all levels and emphasizing the importance of implementing the three components, as agreed in decision 27/12 of the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council, requests the Secretariat to assist parties in that respect, subject to the availability of resources, and recognizes the importance of the joint programme of work to that end;