05 June 1998          Bonn, Germany

Delegates to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) deliberated on methodological issues, the roster of experts and technology transfer. The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) discussed national communications from non-Annex I Parties, the financial mechanism, adverse effects of climate change and impacts from responses, FCCC finance and administration and NGO participation.

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In a special event, the World Bank stressed that the Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF) is not a scheme for the facilitation of emissions trading rights, but aims to demonstrate a means for carrying out project-based emissions trades in an efficient and equitable manner. The World Bank is not aiming to monopolize the future trading market, nor seeking a privileged position under the FCCC. It will not bring the PCF to the Bank's Executive Board for approval until after COP-4.
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Johannes Heister, Consultant for the Global Environment Division (Presenter on the World Bank's Energy/Environment Strategy and the Prototype Carbon Fund)
Charles Feinstein UNIT Chief, Global Climate Change Global Environment Division Environment Department World Bank (Presenter on the World Bank's Energy/Environment Strategy and the Prototype Carbon Fund)
Kerri Poore, Consultant Global Environment Division (Presenter on the World Bank's Energy/Environment Strategy and the Prototype Carbon Fund)
Charles E. Di Leva, Senior Counsel for the Environment Unit Legal Department of the World Bank
Griffin Thompson Ph.D., Director of Global Climate Change and DC Programs from the International Institute for Energy Conservation and organizer of the IIEC's seminar on principles, modalities, rules and guidelines for emissions trading.
Vinod L. Singh, Green Buildings for Africa describes a "no regret" building project in South Africa.
The EU distinguished GEF review from future guidance; and, with SWITZERLAND, CANADA and VENEZUELA, proposed making it the permanent FCCC financing mechanism, subject to future reviews.
The G-77/CHINA, supported by the MARSHALL ISLANDS, suggested a role for SBSTA and the possible need for an expert meeting before COP-4. The MARSHALL ISLANDS also called for regional workshops on adaptation.
SAUDI ARABIA cautioned against a premature conclusion. CANADA supported CDM support for adaptation activities. JAPAN said it contributes 20% of GEF funding and called for extensive evaluation.
Ambassador Raoul Estrada (on the right), former chair of the COW, greets the delegates in "The Kyoto Protocol: Explanation and Reflection"
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A chance to enjoy the evening climate of Bonn Germany.
Ambassador R. Estrada and Andrei Henry of Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

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