An in-session informal document issued to facilitate negotiations. The COP, CMP, all Subsidiary Bodies and Ad Hoc Working Groups issue non-paper documents, which can be downloaded online (see advanced search for informal documents). A non-paper does not have an official document symbol, but it may have an identifying number or carry the name of its author.
Examples of Non-papers:
unfccc.int (Non-paper on elements for a draft negotiating text, ADP 2014)
unfccc.int (Non-paper on Parties’ views and proposals on the elements for a draft negotiating text, ADP 2014)
unfccc.int (In-session documents issued during the COP meeting in June in Bonn)
unfccc.int (Advanced search for informal documents)