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CMS 26th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies
Bonn, Germany | 7-18 May 2007
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Contact Groups and Informals in Bonn

Contact groups and informal consultations were held throughout Wednesday on a variety of issues, including: the Adaptation Fund; budget for 2008-2009; education, training and public awareness; IPCC guidelines on national greenhouse gas inventories; privileges and immunities; research and systematic observation; reducing emissions from deforestation; small-scale afforestation and reforestation; and technology transfer.

Above: Delegates in one of the day's numerous contact groups.


Wednesday, 9 May
Contact Groups

Neeta Hooda, Secretariat, Grant Kirkman, Secretariat, and co-chairs Satoshi Akahori, Japan, and Thelma Krug, Brazil, in the contact group on implications of possible changes to the limit for small-scale afforestation and reforestation CDM project activities.

Ermira Fida, Albania, and Sergio Castellari, Italy, co-chaired the contact group on research and systematic observation.

Paul Watkinson, France, chaired the contact group on privileges and immunities for individuals serving on constituted bodies established under the Kyoto Protocol.

Harald Dovland, Norway, chaired the contact group on the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009.

Ositadinma Anaedu, Nigeria, chaired the Kyoto Protocol financial mechanism contact group on the adaptation fund. Maria Netto, Secretariat, is on right.
Around the Subsidiary Bodies

Left: EU delegates huddled together during the budget contact group.

Right: Rainy weather made it a good day for a meeting of the "umbrella group."


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