Article 14 of the Paris Agreement requires the CMA to periodically take stock of the implementation of the Paris Agreement in order to assess collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and its long-term goals. This process is called the global stocktake.
The global stocktake shall be conducted in a comprehensive and facilitative manner, considering mitigation, adaptation and the means of implementation and support, and in the light of equity and the best available science.
The CMA will undertake the first global stocktake in 2023 and every five years thereafter unless otherwise decided by the CMA.
As per Decision 1/CP.21 paragraphs 99 and 101, the APA, under its agenda item 6 (APA item 6), is currently identifying additional sources of input for and developing modalities of, the global stocktake.
See APA item 6 for further details on the status of work on these mandates and upcoming activities.
In addition to the mandates to the APA, the SBSTA was also mandated by paragraph 100 of the same decision to provide to the APA advice on how the assessments of the IPCC can inform the global stocktake. The SBSTA concluded its work on this mandate at SBSTA 45, in Marrakech, November 2016. The advice is available in document FCCC/SBSTA/2016/4, paragraphs 47 to 56.