10 June 1998          Bonn, Germany

The Ad Hoc Group on Article 13 (AG13) met in the morning and afternoon. Contact groups from the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) met throughout the day to consider outstanding issues. In the ongoing internal negotiations on burden sharing among European Union members, one member has reportedly linked its negotiating position to negotiations at the FCCC on capping in emissions trading. A number of European countries are reported to be experiencing severe difficulties with their dispensations within the European bubble arrangement in the run up to a round of high-level negotiations later this month. Meanwhile, the transport lobby is reported to be working towards a deal on vehicle efficiency standards (equivalent to business as usual assessments) to pre-empt a multi-sector allocation of indicative emissions reduction targets across the Union.


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Today was to be the last for AG-13, but as of 8pm consensus was not yet reached.
The US said that the Committee for Implementation was the first under the Convention and is not compelled to follow the UN system of apportionment. He called for consideration of the special obligations of Annex I and Annex II Parties who undertake the "lion's share of the implementation of the Convention."
The Chair of AG-13 proposed that the US, Ghana, Canada, the EU, Egypt and Indonesia (both shown here) form a small group to try and resolve outstanding   issues.
Delegates for the United Arab Emirates and China voiced their opposition to the US's proposal during the AG-13 session.
Australia and New Zealand representatives to the AG-13.
Numerous speakers were involved  in the "New Patnerships for Sustainable Development: The CDM under the Kyoto Protocol", a panel discussion hosted by the International Energy Agency and UNEP/IE.
RealAudio of the speaker's presentations on the CDM:
Ambassador Elsa Kelly, Argentina
Gylvan Meiro Filho, Brazil
John Novak, Edison Electrical Institute, USA
Milind Pathak, Tata Energy Research Institute, India
Annie Petsonk, Environmental Defence Fund, USA
J. Eduardo Sanhueza, CANLA, Chile
Eveline Trine, SGS, Switzerland
Simon Worthington, British Petroleum
Anil Agarwal, Director of the New Delhi Center for Science and Environment, lead a discussion on emission trading, entitlements and the CDM. The session was chaired by Sunita Nuraini, also of the NDCSE.
The US Business Council for Sustainable Energy and The European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future presented the "Emission Trading under the Kyoto Protocol: Regional and Intra-Country Models" panel discussion.
RealAudio of the speaker's presentations on the emission trading:
First Panel: Michael Marvin, US BCSE; Ned Holme, Center for Clean Air Policy; Dr. Paul Metz, E5 and Mark Stanga, York International.
Second Panel: Frank Joshua, UNCTAD
Third Panel: Gier Hoibye, Norwegian Confederation of Business and Industry; John Palmisano, Enron Corp., Charlotte Grezo, British Petroleum and Jim Wolf, American Standard/Trane Company
Azza Taalab launched "Rising Voices Against Global Warming", a compilation of speeches and press releases from NGOs, which she edited. She is pictured here with Ambassador Mark Hambley of the USA and FCCC Executive Secretary Michael Zammit Cutajar.
There were no SBI sessions scheduled, which allowed for the contact groups to meet throughout the day.

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