The Rulebook is not the only complexity that delegates will encounter in Bonn. The climate summit actually comprises six different bodies conducting often overlapping negotiations:
- The Conference of the Parties (COP 23), the formal meeting of all 197 Parties who are signatories to the 1992 UNFCCC;
- The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), charged with the on-time delivery of the Paris Rulebook;
- Two “subsidiary bodies,” on Implementation (SBI), and on Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA);
- And the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), comprising signatories to that 1997 Agreement, and a new body, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA).