FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE: The next meetings of the subsidiary bodies to the FCCC are scheduled for 24 February - 7 March 1997. SBSTA-5, SBI-4 and AG13-4 will be held 25-28 February and AGBM-6 will be held 3-7 March. The subsidiary bodies will meet again from 28 July - 7 August 1997 and from 20- 31 October 1997. All of these meetings will take place in Bonn. COP-3 is scheduled to take place in Kyoto, Japan, from 1-12 December 1997. For information contact the FCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, tel: +49-228-815-1000; fax: +49-228-815-1999; e-mail: email@example.com. Also try the Secretariats home page at http://www.unfccc.de and UNEPs Information Unit for Conventions at http://www.unep.ch/iuc.html.
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE PREPARATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLANS: This workshop, co-sponsored by the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and the US Country Studies Program, is scheduled for January 1997. The workshop will provide a forum for countries to share their experiences and preliminary results from their planning activities, as well as training and technical assistance to countries on the preparation of climate change action plans. Participation is open to all countries. For information contact: Sandy Guill, USCSP, P.O. Box 63, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585, USA, tel: +1-202-426-1464; fax: +1-202-426-1540 or 1551; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONFERENCE ON AIJ FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: At the initiative of the Netherlands, Development Alternatives is organizing a Conference on AIJ from the perspective of developing countries from 8-10 January 1997 in New Delhi, India. The objectives of the Conference are: to evaluate activities that are planned to be implemented jointly by Annex I and non-Annex I Parties; to assess learning experiences from current and proposed projects; to promote the role of the private sector and NGOs in AIJ; and to contribute to formulating a methodology to design a pilot phase AIJ project and develop indicators to measure local and global benefits. For more information contact: K. Chatterjee, Conference Coordinator, Development Alternatives, B-32 Qutab Institutional Area, Hauz Khaz, New Delhi 110016, India, tel: +91 11 66 5370 or +91 11 65 7938; fax: +91 11 68 66031; e-mail: email@example.com.
WORKSHOPS ON THE SADC POWER POOL AND C02 ABATEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ZIMBABWE: These workshops, scheduled for the second and fourth quarters of 1997, will be held in Harare, Zimbabwe, and are sponsored by the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ). The workshops will focus on the creation of a common project output base and provide a forum for exchange between policy makers and technical resource persons. For more information, contact Holger Liptow, Energy Division, GTZ; tel: +49-6196-79-3282; fax: +49-6169-79-7144; e-mail: gtz-C02@geod.geonet.de.
CC:TRAIN TRAINING WORKSHOPS: The CC:TRAIN programme intends to conduct a series of training workshops during the first and second quarter of 1997. The workshops will focus on vulnerability and adaptation assessment; mitigation analysis; national GHG emissions inventories and national implementation strategies. For information contact Stephen Gold, Technical Coordinator, CC:TRAIN; tel: (+41 22) 789- 5850; fax: (+41 22) 733-1383; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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