The UN Climate Change Conference in Bali will bring together representatives of more than 180 countries, as well as observers from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and the media, for a series of United Nations events. These include the:
Thirteenth Conference of the Parties ( COP 13 ) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, 3-14 December);
Third Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (CMP 3) to the Kyoto Protocol (3-14 December);
Twenty-Seventh Session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 27 , 3-11 December);
Twenty-Seventh Session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 27 , 3-11 December); and
Resumed Fourth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (Resumed AWG 4 , also 3-11 December)
A ministerial segment will take place from 12-14 December.
These formal events will deliberate on a wide range of topics and agenda items, with a major focus being the post-2012 period, when the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period expires. Delegates will also have before them the newly-agreed Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was finalized on 17 November.
As well as these formal meetings, delegates will also meet in numerous informal groups and contact groups aimed at assisting parties to reach agreement on their many agenda items. In addition, a large number of “side events,” “parallel events” and other meetings will take place on the margins of the official UN negotiations, organized by a wide range of stakeholders.
The Conference will be hosted by the Government of Indonesia.
Full coverage will begin in 3 December 2007.