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Twelfth Session of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC
Bonn, Germany; 5 - 16 June 2000

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Wednesday 14 June

The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) met in the morning to consider Annex I and non-Annex I communications, and the financial mechanism. The Joint Working Group on Compliance (JWG) continued discussions on the Co-Chairs' text. Contact groups met in afternoon and evening sessions to consider: land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); adverse effects; the mechanisms; and guidelines under Protocol Articles 5 (methodological issues), 7 (communication of information) and 8 (review of information). Informal consultations were held on capacity building in developing countries, and on policies and measures. The Friends of the Chair group on the technology transfer consultative process also met.

SB-12 participants enjoying coffee and sunshine at the cafeteria outside Plenary Hall One.

 


Informal consultation on Policies & Measures :

Delegates considered draft conclusions on policies and measures (P&Ms). The EU tabled additional paragraphs on conclusions, including a proposed Terms of Reference (ToR) for a possible workshop on P&Ms. Delegates agreed to include, in brackets, EU text encouraging parties to submit their views at SBSTA-13 on ToR and on the timing of the process, and the G-77/ CHINA's proposal to refer to holding a workshop in "early" 2001.

Left: Jose Romero, Chair of the informal consultation.

Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry

Delegates discussed changes to the draft conclusions. Noting the concern of many non-Annex I Parties with regard to understanding the IPCC Special Report on LULUCF, Co-Chair Thorgeirsson said an extra day had been reserved for briefing at the workshop in Poland in July
Co-Chair Halldor Thorgeirsson (Iceland) [below, second from the left] highlighted the proposal to convene an intersessional meeting between SB-13 and COP-6 to support the negotiation process. He urged delegates to focus on requirements for COP-6, noting that capacity building could be achieved over a longer time period.

Mechanisms Pursuant to Articles 6, 12 and 17 of the Protocol

 

Delegates considered the draft consolidated text on mechanisms. Deliberations focused on the nature of discussions necessary at this stage.

Chow Kok Kee (Malaysia), Chair of the working group
   

Exhibits Hall

NGOs, research facilities, and publications were on display in the exhibits hallway outside the main plenary rooms.

Executive Secretary's Reception:

Left : Executive Secretary, Michael Zammit Cutajar, converses with members of the German delegation on the terasse at the reception.
 

In the corridors
Some participants were commenting on contrasting positions emerging from certain EU members on nuclear technology under the CDM. While one Party announced a strong "anti" stance, another publicly indicated its support for allowing nuclear technology within the CDM. Speculation among a number of participants centered on how this might impact the eventual elaboration of the EU's position on this issue.

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