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60th Meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies


As the world prepares for the 29th Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC later this year, the Delhi-based think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has urged developed countries to fulfill their financial commitments in combating climate change. Additionally, the 60th meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB60) is scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from June 3-13, 2024.


GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the 60th Meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB60)
  2. About the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

About the 60th Meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB60)

  • The mid-year climate conference, known as the 60th meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB60), will gather countries that are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • A significant portion of the approximately 6,000 attendees will consist of national delegates and representatives from civil society.
  • This gathering acts as an important interim event between the 28th Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Dubai and CoP29 in Azerbaijan, setting the groundwork for the next phase of global climate negotiations.
  • The conference will feature the first Annual Global Stock Take (GST) Dialogue, which aims to share effective strategies and lessons learned on how countries are integrating GST outcomes into their NDCs, fostering collaborative learning and progress towards meeting the Paris Agreement’s objectives.
Key issues to be addressed include:
  • Climate finance
  • Advancing the next round of national climate action plans (Nationally Determined Contributions – NDCs)
  • Ensuring timely submission of countries’ plans
  • The inaugural Biennial Transparency Reports
  • Developing National Adaptation Plans
  • Accelerating climate action through a just transition
About the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
  • The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a research organization dedicated to public interest, located in New Delhi.
  • CSE focuses on researching and communicating the urgency of sustainable and equitable development.
  • It functions as a think tank on environment-development issues in India, drawing attention to poor planning, climate changes impacting India’s Sundarbans, and advocating for policy reforms and better implementation of current policies.
  • The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has recognized CSE as a “Centre of Excellence” (CoE) for sustainable water management.

-Source: Down To Earth

June 2024