Inside the UNFCCC

Current Opportunities to Participate

RINGO Co-focal point Beth Martin attending a COP meeting on behalf of the RINGO Constituency

Throughout the year there are opportunities for constituencies to participate in the UNFCCC process outside of COPs and SB intersessional meetings. RINGO members can participate in an observer capacity or in a more formal role.

Bodies that typically have calls for RINGOs to observe include: Technology Executive Committee (TEC); Standing Committee on Finance (SCF); Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN); Adaptation Committee (AC); Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM Excom).

Click here for an overview presentation of the TEC and TEC tasks forces.

For current calls that are out, please see links to the calls in the calendar below.

RINGO members serve in a more formal role on TEC task forces and on the CTCN Advisory Board.  Current RINGO members serving in these roles are:

  • CTCN Advisory Board – Matthew Kennedy,   International Energy Research Centre, Cork, Ireland
  • TEC Task Forces:
  • Technical Expert Meetings
    • Technical Examination Process on Adaptation (TEP-A) – John Mathews,  AGWA

See the calendar below for information and deadlines to apply for various opportunities through RINGO. A description of the opportunity and relevant application forms are linked in each calendar item. Please be sure to submit both the RINGO application and the UN registration form to vls@ringofocalpoint.org. Please do not submit an application directly to the UNFCCC.

All calls for participation are also sent out via the RINGO listserv.

Selected nominees are notified by email.  To see the list of attendees and notes from meetings when available, please visit meeting notes.

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Criteria for Participation

When making a selection, the RINGO Steering Committee considers expertise, reasons for wanting to participate, and information on how the individual plans to report back to the RINGO membership. It is expected that selected RINGO representatives will attend the meeting in person; applicants should understand that we cannot replace representatives easily and so their decision to accept selection yet not attend prevents others from participating. The RINGO Steering Committee wants you to know that Steering Committee members who apply do not participate in the selection process.

Below you’ll find the specific selection criteria that you should address in your statement of interest:

  1. Priority will be given to RINGO members who have already been appointed to represent our constituency on a task force or other working group.
  2. Preference will be given to members who have followed the work of the particular group. This can be demonstrated by having attended or watched the webcasts of previous meetings, and by familiarity with webpages and documents published by the group.
  3. Other background in the areas addressed by this group will be taken into account, such as specific and documented research or practical expertise. An intent to do future work in this area will also be considered.
  4. Preference will be given to members from developing countries who are interested in doing work in the field.
  5. Preference will also be given to members who are not seeking an invitation from another constituency.

Past Opportunities to Participate

Please see the calendar for past opportunities to participate.