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Workshop on land-use, land-use change and forestry 
Pozna�, Poland 10-15 July 2000
 

SUMMARY OF THE WORKSHOP ON LAND USE, LAND-USE CHANGE AND FORESTRY:
10-13 JULY 2000

One hundred twenty-one representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business and industry groups and academic institutions attended the workshop on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), which met from 10-13 July 2000 at the International Fair Center in Poznań, Poland. This workshop was organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) in response to a request by the FCCC�s Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at its tenth session, held in June 1999. The SBSTA requested that a workshop be held between SBSTA-12 and the Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP-6) to analyze the Special Report on LULUCF prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Special Report provides Parties with scientific and technical information relating to LULUCF and relevant articles of the Kyoto Protocol.

Workshop participants heard presentations by lead authors of the Special Report on LULUCF, as well as by Parties, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, and business and industry groups. They also engaged in question-and-answer sessions on these presentations and in-depth discussions on key issues raised. The topics addressed during the workshop were: afforestation, reforestation and deforestation under Article 3.3 of the Kyoto Protocol; additional human-induced activities under Article 3.4 of the Protocol; project-based LULUCF activities; general accounting, verification and reporting issues; and linkages with other articles of the Protocol.

Although there was no official outcome document, the workshop provided a forum to consider in-depth LULUCF issues in light of the IPCC Special Report. This could assist Parties in elaborating their positions in submissions on LULUCF under the Protocol, which are due by 1 August 2000, as requested by COP-5. Both the workshop and these submissions will provide input for negotiations on these issues at the thirteenth sessions of the FCCC subsidiary bodies (SB-13) in September 2000 and at COP-6, which will be held in The Hague from 13-24 November 2000. A draft decision on LULUCF under the Protocol is scheduled to be developed at COP-6 and to be adopted by the Conference of Parties serving as the first Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP/MOP-1). The LULUCF workshop was followed by a field trip programme for participants on 14 and 15 July, including visits to four LULUCF-relevant sites in Poland.

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