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UNFCCC WORKSHOP ON THE PREPARATION OF NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS FROM PARTIES NOT INCLUDED IN ANNEX I TO THE CONVENTION

Manila, the Philippines | 26-30 April 2004


 

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) workshop on the preparation of national communications from non-Annex I Parties was held from 26-30 April 2004, in Manila, the Philippines. The workshop brought together 88 participants representing 50 countries and 13 organizations, including non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, and UN organizations, including UNDP and UNEP. The event was organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the Philippines, in collaboration with UNDP Philippines and the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). Funding for the workshop was provided by the Governments of Spain, Switzerland, the US and APN.

The workshop provided an opportunity to inform non-Annex I Parties on the application of the revised Guidelines for the preparation of non-Annex I national communications adopted at COP-8 in 2002, and the Guidelines user manual developed by the UNFCCC Secretariat. It also provided an opportunity to exchange information on financial and technical support, including information on the procedures for accessing financial resources and support for preparing national communications from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and its implementing agencies. Finally, the workshop aimed to identify other specific needs and concerns relating to the preparation of national communications, and ways to overcome these.

Throughout the week, workshop participants attended 11 plenary sessions on relevant issues, including: national circumstances; national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories; measures to facilitate adequate adaptation to climate change; measures to mitigate climate change; other information relevant to the UNFCCC; constraints and gaps, and related financial, technical and capacity needs; the development of project proposals for funding second national communications; relevant regional and multi-country projects and programmes; multilateral and regional support programmes; and bilateral support programmes.

The workshop discussions resulted in agreement on a series of recommendations on non-Annex I national communications that will be submitted as part of the report of the workshop for consideration at the twentieth sessions of the UNFCCC�s Subsidiary Bodies (SB-20), scheduled for June 2004 in Bonn, Germany. The workshop was immediately followed by a meeting of the Consultative Group of Experts on non-Annex I national communications (CGE), who were expected to discuss the training programmes, support and technical assistance required by non-Annex I Parties in preparing their second national communications, based on outcomes at the workshop.
 


 

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Workshop agenda.
ENB Summary report of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) on National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties (HTML, PDF, TXT).
ENB summary report of the Inter-Regional Workshop of the Consultative Group of Experts On Initial National Communications From Parties Not Included In Annex I to the Convention (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
UNFCCC report of the Workshop of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) on National Communications from non-Annex I Parties Improvement of the preparation of national communications of non-Annex I Parties.
UNFCCC Workshop on the use of the guidelines for the preparation of national communications from non-Annex I Parties.
ENB summary report of COP-9 (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB coverage of climate and atmosphere meetings.
 


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