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: 
Monday 21 June 2004


PLENARY: SBSTA 



Above photo: The a bird's eye view of the dais during the morning SBSTA plenary session.


Above photo: Marcial Arias Garcia (International Alliance of Indigenous-Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests) 


 


SBSTA Chair Benrageb gave an overview and brief summary on the In-session Workshops on Adaptation and Mitigation. The plenary also heard statements from Parties and Observers in response to the issues on Adaption and Mitigation.



Above photo: Jose Romero (Switzerland)
     

 
 
Listen to Statements by: 
Momahed Ahmed El-Shahawy
(Egypt), Jose Romero (Switzerland), Shirley Moroka (South Africa), Raul Estrada (Argentina), Philip Gwage (Uganda), Enele Sopoaga (Tuvalu), Taha Balafrej (Morocco), and Kumaki Makiya (Japan)  

 


Above photo L-R:  The dais during the morning SBSTA plenary chaired by Abdullatif Benrageb (Libya) (fourth from left) and assisted by Olga Pilifosova, Hannah Hoffmann, Dennis Tirpak, Clare Breidenich (back) and Patricia Belz-Othieno of the UNFCCC Secretariat.

Above photo L-R: Raul Estrada (Argentina) noted adaptation as a global interest, view of the SBSTA plenary from the floor,  Momahed Ahmed El-Shahawy (Egypt), talked about Egypt's various vulnerabilites to climate change.


SBSTA EVENTS: Research in response to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 



Above photo: Dennis Tirpak (UNFCCC) (far right) introduced the SBSTA event on IPCC  chaired by 
Pierre Vellinga (Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam) (second from left).




Right photo L-R: Andreas Keil (UNFCCC), Pierre Vellinga (Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam), Ogunlade Davidson (Uganda) and Linda Moodie (US)




Scientifc and methodological aspects of the proposal by Brazil - Progress since SBSTA 17:

Above photo: Michel den Elzen (Netherlands) gave a presentation on GHG

Above photo: Delegates from Brazil 

Above photo L-R: Andreas Keil (UNFCCC), Chair Murray Ward, Niklas Höhne (Germany) and Xiaosu Dai (China)



Contact Groups:

Left photo L-R:  Tony Surridge (South Africa) would co-chair the contact group on P&Ms with Anders Turesson (Sweden) and assisted by Katia Simeonova (UNFCCC)



Above photo L-R: Secretariat staff Festus Luboyera and Martha Perdomo during the Contact Group on "National communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention"


Above photo:  Luis Gomez-Echeverri, SBI coordinator


 Above photo: S.N. Sok Appadu (Mauritius), chair "National communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention" with the assistance of Graham Sem of the Secretariat.

Above photo L-R: Shirley Moroka (South Africa)  and a delegate from Uzbekistan listens intently on the discussion on the frequency of non-Annex I national communications.


Above photo: Raul Estrada (Argentina) (right) talking to Richard Kinley (UNFCCC) (left) and Karsten Sachs (Germany) (center), Chair of the Contact Group on arrangements for international meetings.

Above photo: Mohamed Salem Sorour Al-Sabban (Saudi Arabia) (right) in a conversation with a delgate during a break on the Contact Group on arrangements for international meetings.

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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 summary report of UNFCC Workshop on the Preparation of National Communications from Parties Not Included in Annex I to the Convention (HTML, PDF, TEXT)
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