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Sixteenth Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies

Bonn, Germany | 5-14 June 2002

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SBSTA met in morning and evening sessions to consider the draft conclusions on its agenda items. Parties agreed to conclusions on guidelines on reporting and review of greenhouse gas inventories from Annex I Parties, Protocol Articles 5 (methodological issues), 7 (communication of information), and 8 (review of information), activities implemented jointly (AIJ), development of good practice guidance and other information for LULUCF and development of definitions and modalities for LULUCF under the CDM. They also adopted conclusions on development and transfer of technologies, the relationship between efforts to protect the ozone layer and safeguard the global climate system, policies and measures (P&Ms), and UNFCCC Article 6 (education, training and public awareness). Parties also adopted conclusions on other matters, including the special circumstances of Croatia under UNFCCC Article 4.6 (flexibility for EITs), issues relating to cleaner or less greenhouse gas-emitting energy, and issues related to implementation of Protocol Article 2.3 (adverse effects of P&Ms).

SBSTA did not reach agreement on all elements of cooperation with relevant international organizations, or the IPCC TAR.

Co-Chair Karsten Sach, Germany, reported on results of contact group discussions on LULUCF: definitions and modalities for including afforestation and reforestation activities under Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol

Listen to Germany

METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES: Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Chair Thorgeirsson requested contact group Co-Chair Newton Paciornik (Brazil) to report on draft conclusions on guidelines on reporting and review of greenhouse gas inventories from Annex I Parties.

Articles 5, 7 and 8: Contact group Co-Chair Festus Luboyera (South Africa) noted that the contact group had considered all issues under the agenda item and produced SBSTA conclusions (FCCC/SBSTA/2002/L.6 and Add.1). He said the group had agreed on a draft COP-8 decision on demonstrable progress, and that a draft COP-8 decision including guidelines for the reinstatement of eligibility to use the mechanisms had been agreed, with the exception of the time frames. Murray Ward (New Zealand) reported on informal consultations he had conducted on technical standards for registries, and said a paper would be available later in the day. SBSTA adopted the conclusions in their entirety.

Listen to Burkina Faso

Listen to New Zealand

Co-Chair Mamadou Honadia, Burkina Faso, reporting on results of the contact group discussing activities implemented jointly under the pilot phase

Murray Ward, New Zealand

Listen to Jim Penman, UK

Listen to Newton Paciornik

Listen to the US

Susan Barrell, Australia

Listen to Switzerland

Listen to Jean - Pascal van Ypersele de Strihou

Listen to Co-Chair Terry Carrington, UK

Richard Bradley, US, reported on results of informal consultations on the relationship between efforts to protect the stratospheric ozone layer and efforts to safeguard the global climate system: issues relating to HFCs and PFCs

Good Practice Guidance for LULUCF: Chair Thorgeirsson presented draft conclusions on the development of good practice guidance and other information for LULUCF.

LULUCF under the CDM: Contact group Co-Chair Karsten Sach (Germany) said the group had produced and agreed on the TOR and agenda for work on definitions and modalities for afforestation and reforestation under the CDM during the first commitment period.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: Chair Thorgeirsson explained that he had asked Terry Carrington (UK) and Philip Gwage (Uganda) to prepare draft conclusions on this item in consultation with interested Parties.

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OZONE AND CLIMATE EFFORTS: Chair Thorgeirsson indicated that informal conclusions had been conducted by Richard Bradley (US), who then briefed Parties on these discussions, noting agreement on the value of a balanced information package and a process for recommending a draft decision at SB-17 for COP-8.

POLICIES AND MEASURES: Contact group Co-Chair Pierre Giroux (Canada) reported agreement in the group on text for the draft conclusions, with the exception of a paragraph proposed by the G-77/China on principles for addressing P&Ms, which remained bracketed.

Pierre Giroux, Canada, reported on results of contact group discussions on “good practices” in policies and measures

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Cooperation with Scientific Organizations: Chair Thorgeirsson recalled that informal consultations had been conducted by Sue Barrell (Australia) and David Lesolle (Botswana). Sue Barrell informed delegates that the meetings had approved draft conclusions that included agreement on the urgency of implementing action plans developed from regional workshops, and that they had identified priority areas of concern in the global monitoring systems for climate.

Festus Luboyera, South Africa, reporting on results of discussions in the contact group on guidelines under Articles 5, 7 and 8 of the Kyoto Protocol

Listen to South Africa

Kok Kee Chow (left) facilitated informals on the TAR

Cooperation with Other Conventions: On cooperation with other conventions, Chair Thorgeirsson noted that Clare Breidenich (US) and Yvette Aguilar (El Salvador) had convened informal consultations.

Cooperation with UN Bodies: Chair Thorgeirsson introduced the draft conclusions (FCCC/SBSTA/2002/CRP.4). The US said he preferred deferring consideration of the methodological aspects related to emissions from international transport from SB-17 to SB-18.

ARTICLE 6: Contact group Co-Chair Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (Belgium) presented the results of his group’s work on preparing a work programme on Article 6 and introduced the draft conclusions.

OTHER MATTERS: Special Circumstances of Croatia: On special circumstances of Croatia under Convention Article 4.6 (flexibility for EITs) Co-Chair Jim Penman (UK) introduced draft conclusions, noting that the contact group had considered methodological issues.

Cleaner or Less-Greenhouse Gas-Emitting Energy: Chair Thorgeirsson introduced draft conclusions on this matter (FCCC/SBSTA/2002/CRP.5), which the SBSTA adopted as presented.

Implementation of Article 2.3: On Protocol Article 2.3, Chair Thorgeirsson indicated that Parties had reached a consensus, and the draft conclusions were adopted without amendment.

IPCC TAR: Chair Thorgeirsson asked the Co-Chairs of the contact group on the IPCC TAR to report on their work. Co-Chair David Warrilow said “excellent” progress had been made in six open meetings and two closed informal consultations. He said some paragraphs remained bracketed, however, and noted that one Party had proposed an addition that had not been supported in the group.

David Mmile Lesolle, Botswana, speaking for the G-77/China, intervenes on the agenda item related to Article 6 of the Convention on education, training and public awareness. Lesolle also co-chaired informal consultations on cooperation with scientific organizations

Listen to Botswana

Soobaraj Nayroo Sok Appadu, Co-Chair of the contact group on Article 6

Co-Chair Terry Carrington, UK, reported on results of contact group discussions on development and transfer of technologies

Claire Breidenich, US, reported on results of consultations on cooperation with other conventions

Delegates review the latest revision of the decision on the TAR in the contact group late Wednesday night

The US

Rawleston Moore, Barbados, co-chaired the contact group on the TAR

Russian Federation

Thomas Jacob, Du Pont

The EU consults on the draft conclusions on the TAR

Links:

The UNFCCC Secretariats page for this meeting including the provisional agendas and documents

UNFCCC Secretariat web site

Linkages Climate page with links to recent coverage of UNFCCC-related Workshops and an introduction to the climate change process

ENB�s coverage of the Consultative Group of Experts on Communications from Non-Annex I Parties and the

Expert Meeting on Methodologies for Technology Needs Assessments

ENB coverage of SB-13 (Lyon), SB-12 (Bonn) , COP-5, COP-6 , COP-6bis and COP-7
 

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