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Topic Index of the UNFCCC COP-5 High Level Segment:
Capacity building
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Regarding capacity building, many Parties highlighted the need for capacity building to:

  • ensure meaningful participation from developing countries in addressing climate change
  • allow effective participation by least developed countries and for small island developing States in the Kyoto mechanisms;
  • proceed through integrated approaches rather than piecemeal activities; and
  • enable identification and assimilation of appropriate technology.

They also recognized the role of non-Annex I national communications in identifying capacity building needs.

Parties that addressed this issue were:

African Group

CARICOM

G-77/China

Benin

Botswana

Burundi

Croatia

Denmark

Djibouti

Egypt

France

Ghana

Greece

India

Kuwait

Laos

Malawi

Malaysia

Micronesia

Nepal

Papua New Guinea

Portugal

Republic of Macedonia

Russian Federation

Rwanda

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Switzerland

Tonga

UK

Zimbabwe

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