Twentieth Session of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Bonn, Germany, 16-25 June 2004 


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change



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Highlights: 
Thursday 17 June 2004


SESSION on SBI: 



 


STATEMENTS:


SBI Chair Daniela Stoycheva (Bulgaria) 
(left top) opened the SBI session address issues regarding the arrangements for intergovernmental meetings (Agenda item 9).


Introduction of the arrangements of COP-MOP1 by Executive Secretary Joke Waller-Hunter and Richard Kinley (UNFCCC)

Listen to statements from Canada, Ireland on behalf of the EU, and Switzerland regarding participation of NGOs and Indigenous peoples.

Richard Kinley (UNFCCC)(left bottom) giving the introduction on progress made on the arrangements for the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 


Above photo L-R: SBI dais with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Joke Waller-Hunter, Richard Kinley (UNFCCC), and 
 SBI Chair Daniela Stoycheva


Above photo: Raul Estrada (Argentina) giving an update on the arrangements for COP-10.

Above photo: Mohammed Al-Sabban (Saudi Arabia) (right) speaking on behalf of G77/China, addressed the need to increase the means to fund developing countries in  order to enhance the participation of parties.  


Above photo: John Drexhage (IISD), addressed the concerns of the US regarding the status of the RINGO constituency group. 

 

Above photo: Daniel Reifsnyder (US), noted his dissatisfaction with the report on the effective participation in the Convention process.




 

Above photo: Parshuram Tamang (UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues) emphasized increased participation on Indigenous peoples to the Convention process.

Above photo: Marcial Arias Garcia (IAIP) noted the recommendation of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the establishment of  an Ad-hoc Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on Indigenous people and Climate Change.

Above photo: Ian Fry (Tuvalu) speaking on behalf of AOSIS expressed its support in the establishment of an  indigenous position at the Secretariat.




Right photo L-R: James Wolf (Business Council for Sustainable Energy) speaking on behalf of the Business and Industry Group and noted the important contributions of Business in combating Climate change through research, development and diffusion of new technologies.  Gurmit Singh (Climate action Network - SouthEast Asia) calls on Parties to recognize the usefulness of the NGO communty in providing input in every level of the Convention process.


SBSTA PLENARY:

 Above photo: Ireland on behalf of the EU emphasized the importance of   cooperation between the UNFCCC, IPCC, IMO and ICAO.

Above photo: Jane Hupe (International Civil Aviation Organization) reported on the 6th meeting of the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection.


Above photo: Gregston Terrill (Australia) nominated to chair the Informal Consultation on aviation and maritime transportation.

 Above photo: Canada suggested taking note of its proposal to address the role of trade and cleaner energy in meeting the objectives of the UNFCCC and the Protocol.

Contact Group:


Above photo L-R: Contact Group on Development and transfer of technologies Co-Chairs Kishnan Kumarsingh (Trinidad and Tobago) and Andrej Krancj (Slovenia).

Above photo L-R: Co-Chairs Audun Rosland (Norway) and William Agyemang-Bonsu (Ghana) of the contact Group on good practice guidance for LULUCF activities under the Kyoto Protocol.


Above photo:  Contact Group Chair Thelma Krug (Brazil) (right) presiding over the Contact Group on the small-scale afforestation and reforestation project activities under the CDM.

Above photo L-R:   Delegates from Bolivia and Burkina Faso exchanging notes after the session on Contact Group on small-scale afforestation and reforestation project activities under the CDM.

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Links |

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 summary report of UNFCC Workshop on the Preparation of National Communications from Parties Not Included in Annex I to the Convention (HTML, PDF, TEXT)
ENB coverage of climate and atmosphere meetings.


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