Global Stocktake


The  information note by the co-facilitators on arrangements for the second meeting of the technical dialogue is available to read.

The first global stocktake call for poster inputs and information on TD1.2 creative space - More information can be found here.

Summary report on the first meeting of the technical dialogue of the first global stocktake under the Paris Agreement - Report by the Co-facilitators of the technical dialogue can be read here.

The Global Stocktake Climate Datathon - an independent technical initiative assessing data relevant for the global stocktake. More information can be found here.



GST TD Co-facilitators briefing with Non-Party stakeholders, more information can be found here.


The global stocktake of the Paris Agreement (GST) is a process for taking stock of the implementation of the Paris Agreement with the aim to assess the world’s collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the agreement and its long-term goals (Article 14).Decision 19/CMA.1 outlines the modalities and sources of input for the GST.



The first GST will run from 2021 to 2023 and will be repeated every 5 years thereafter.

The GST facilitates the assessment of global collective progress on three thematic areas:

  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation
  • Means of implementation and support

The GST also considers the social and economic consequences of response measures and efforts to address loss and damage. The collective assessment takes inputs on equity into consideration and makes use of the best available science in a cross-cutting manner.

The outcomes of the GST will inform countries on updating and enhancing, in a nationally determined manner, their climate actions and support, as well as on enhancing international cooperation for climate action.

The GST is intended to increase the ambition of actions and support for collectively addressing climate change without focusing on individual countries or groups of countries. GST outputs will consist of key political messages and recommendations, best practices, new opportunities and lessons learned for all thematic areas without being policy-prescriptive.

The GST is designed to complete its work before the beginning of each new cycle of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This allows Parties to take into consideration the outputs of the collective assessment when formulating and submitting subsequent NDCs.


The figure below illustrates, based on the provisions of decision 19/CMA.1, the timelines of inputs, mandated activities, and the three components of the first GST

Abbreviations: ICP – information collection and preparation; TD – technical dialogue; JCG – joint contact group of the SBSTA and the SBI on the global stocktake; IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; AR6 – Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC; SYR – synthesis report; RM - response measures; L&D – loss and damage; GST CFs – the GST’s co-facilitators; WGI, II, and III – the Working Groups I, II and III of the IPCC

In the Glasgow Climate Pact, the CMA welcomes the start of the global stocktake, and expresses its determination for the process to be comprehensive, inclusive and consistent with Article 14 of the Paris Agreement and decision 19/CMA.1, in the light of the urgency of enhancing ambition and action in relation to mitigation, adaptation and finance in this critical decade to address the gaps in the implementation of the goals of the Paris Agreement. The SB and SBSTA Chairs are mandated to develop guiding questions for all components of the global stocktake.

GST 1 Components

The three components of the first GST and the guiding questions by the SB Chairs for these components are:

1. Information collection and preparation

Revised non-paper by the SB Chairs (September 2021)
Non-paper by the SB Chairs (May 2021)

2. Technical assessment

Guiding Questions by the SB Chairs (February 2022)

Information note on the first meeting of the technical dialogue of the first global stocktake under the Paris Agreement (May 2022)

3. Consideration of outputs


The first GST will unfold in a critical decade for climate action. It will end two years before the next round of submissions by Parties of their Nationally Determined Contributions in 2024-25 and will therefore have a key role to set the course for further ambitious action and support, providing an opportunity to focus the global climate engagement on implementation and international cooperation. 

In this context, the technical dialogue (TD) is a conversation among Parties, experts and Non-Party Stakeholders. The TD will aim to develop a shared understanding of the latest information on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and progress towards the purpose and its long-term goals, based on the best available scientific information. 

For more information on the Technical Dialogues, click here

For more information on Technical Dialogue 1.1 at SB 56 click here

In accordance with decision 19/CMA.1 paragraph 23, the secretariat, under the guidance of the co-facilitators of the global stocktake (GST) technical dialogue (TD), has prepared the following synthesis reports for the technical assessment component of the GST, that can be found here.

Global Stocktake Event at Africa Climate Week 2022

The Africa Regional Climate Week Global Stocktake Event is set to be held at the Africa Climate Week 2022 from 28 August to 2 September in Libreville, Gabon, on the 1st of September 14:00 - 17:00 WAT (GMT+1). 

The event is an opportunity to engage stakeholders in the GST process. It will provide information on opportunities to participate in the GST and emphasize the importance of the GST as a process to increase climate action and support at all levels.

The event will aim to:

  • Share information on the modalities and status of work on GST1 in assessing collective progress towards the purpose and long-term goals of the Paris Agreement, with a view to informing the updating and enhancing of NDCs (action and support), as well as international cooperation for climate change;
  • Provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges, barriers, solutions and opportunities for climate action and support within the context of Africa;
  • Share information on the opportunities for contributing to the GST1 process by Parties and NPS.

More information can be found here.

Global Stocktake Event at MENA Climate Week 2022

The first global stocktake is critical to assessing collective progress under the Paris Agreement and addressing opportunities for enhanced action and support. The highly participatory structure of the GST opens the door for stakeholders to provide vital input and contribute to our understanding of global efforts and priority actions.

On 30 March 2022, participants of the MENA Climate Week (MENACW2022) and heard updates on the first Global stocktake and discussed progress, challenges, and opportunities in responding to the Paris Agreement in the MENA region. The event provided a space for discussions and was open to all participants of the MENA RCW.

The event ran from 9:00 - 12:00 Dubai time and featured representatives from the UK COP26 and Egypt COP27 Presidencies, the High-Level Climate Champions, Parties, regional experts, and the UNFCCC secretariat.

More information can be found here.

Global Stocktake Event at LAC Climate Week 2022

This GST event engaged governments and civil society in the GST process. It provided information on opportunities to participate in the GST and emphasized the importance of the GST as a mechanism to increase ambition and foster climate action at all levels.

The session provided space to hold conversations on the themes of the GST – mitigation, adaptation, means of implementation, as well as response measures and loss and damage – and discussed possible inputs at the regional level, including on the collective progress to date, challenges and barriers to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, and directions to enhance climate action and ambition, highlighting effective and innovative solutions in the region.

The event took place from 11:00-13:00 Santa Domigo time and featured high-level speakers, government and civil society representatives, regional experts and experts from the UN Climate Change secretariat.

More information can be found here.

The Global Stocktake (GST) consists of three components:

1. Information Collection and Preparation, CMA3 (November 2021) - SB 58 (June 2023)

2. Technical Assessment, SB56 (June 2022) - SB58 (June 2023)

3. Consideration of outputs - CMA6 (November 2023)

For more information, on the three components  and the consideration of outputs.

The governance of the GST consists of four levels, and more information can be found here.