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 24 June 2004


Above photo: Contact Group Co-Chair William Agyemang-Bonsu (Ghana) brought  Ian Fry (Tuvalu) (left) and Mikhaill Gytarsky (Russian Federation) (right) to shake hands  during the concluding  deliberations of the Contact Group on LULUCF.

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Delegates to SB-20 continue to meet in numerous SBSTA and SBI Contact Groups to finalize work on draft conclusions and decisions. In the afternoon the SBI convened a short plenary and adopted the draft conclusions on Article 6 of the Convention, capacity-building, implementation of Article 4 paragraphs 8 and 9, arrangements of intergovernmental meetings and administrative and financial matters.

Above photo: SBI Chair Daniela Stoycheva (Bulgaria) gaveling the session to a close after adopting numerous Agenda items.



Left photo: Raul Estrada (Argentina)(center) making a statement during the plenary session on SBI.



 




Above photo:  Contact Group Chair Dechen Tsering reported the final deliberations of the Contact Group on Capacity-building. 




Above photo:  Delegate from Japan expressing their country's  support on the outcome of the deliberations in the Contact Group on Capacity-building.




Above photo:  Contact Group Chair Karsten Sach (Germany) reported on the successful conclusion of the Contact Group on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings.  


CONTACT GROUPS:

Above photos: Delegates from the Russian Federation, Canada and the EU in informal consultations during the Contact Group on LULUCF (left), delegates drafting text on the Common Reporting Format (CRF) for LULUCF accounting.


Above photo: Ian Fry (Tuvalu) in informal discussions regarding LULUCF with  Bill Hohenstein (US)

Above photo: Contact  Group Co-Chairs William Agyemang Bonsu (Ghana) and Audun Rosland (Norway) 

Above photo: Dais of the Contact Group on implementation of activities under decision 5/CP.7 Co-Chaired by Mohamed Mahmoud Ould El-Ghaouth (Mauritania)  (center left ) and Paul Watkinson (France) (center right).  

Above photo L-R:  Saudi Arabia and China comparing text at on adaptation and mitigation.

Above photo: G77/China in informal consultations after the conclusion of the Contact Group on adaptation.



Above photo: Contact Group on Mitigation Co-Chaired by Kok Seng Yap (left)  and David Warrilow (UK)


Special Session on the Pseudo Contact Group on long term and fully binding commitments:




During a pseudo Contact Group attended by numerous delegates and observers, UNFCCC Secretariat staff member Claudio Forner proposed marriage to ENB writer Dagmar Lohan. Many tears of joy were shed as delegates expressed the view that this was possibly the most productive session of SB-20.

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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)
ENB coverage of climate and atmosphere meetings.


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