FCCC SUBSIDIARY BODIES: The next sessions of the subsidiary bodies are scheduled to take place in Bonn from 28 July to 7 August 1997 at the Hotel Maritim. SBSTA, SBI and AG-13 will meet from 28-30 July and will likely meet once more the following week. The AGBM will begin on Thursday, 31 July. The subsidiary bodies are scheduled to meet again from 20-31 October 1997 at a conference facility in Bonn to be determined. At present, all subsidiary bodies except for AG13 are scheduled to meet in October.
COP-3: The third Conference of the Parties is scheduled for 1-12 December 1997 in Kyoto, Japan. COP-3 will immediately allocate the completion of decisions of the Berlin Mandate process to a sessional Committee of the Whole, open to all delegations. The political negotiations will be finalized in a ministerial segment, which will be convened from 8-10 December and where the final text of a protocol or other legal instrument will be adopted. For all meetings related to the FCCC, contact the secretariat in Bonn, Germany; tel: +49-228-815-1000; fax: +49-228-815-1999; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also try the FCCC home page at http://www.unfccc.de and UNEPs Information Unit for Conventions at http://www.unep.ch/iuc.html.
WORKSHOP ON ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY IN THE AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EAST REGION: This workshop will be held in Cairo, Egypt, on a date to be determined, and will be sponsored by the International Centre for Environment and Development (ICED) and the US Initiative on Joint Implementation (USIJI). The workshop intends to contribute to the understanding of the concept of AIJ and international discussions supporting the FCCC, and provide an opportunity for countries to identify and discuss AIJ projects of regional importance. For more information, contact: Eng Hadia El Zayyat; tel: +20-2-304-6032; fax: +20-2-304-6033; e-mail: email@example.com, or Jackie Kreiger; tel: +1-202-586-3487; fax: +1-202-586-3485/86l; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
METHANE MITIGATION CONFERENCE: This conference, scheduled from 3-5 June 1997, will be held at the National Agriculture University Campus, in Kiev, Ukraine. The conference intends to educate participants on the technical and economic aspects of methane mitigation. For information, contact Tom Kerr at the US Environmental Protection Agency; tel: +1-202-233-9768; fax: +1-202-233-9569; e-mail: email@example.com.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY: This conference is scheduled from 26-29 May 1997, at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. The main aim of the conference is to provide the audience with speakers who have practical experience with technologies suitable for AIJ. They will report on their activities, highlighting achievements and potential pitfalls. For more information, contact Andrea Smith; tel: +44-0-1242-680753; fax: +44-0-1242-680758; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also try their WWW site: http://www.ieagreen.org.uk.
INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES EXHIBITION: This conference is scheduled from 12-13 June 1997 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and is sponsored by the International Climate Change Partnership and the US Environmental Protection Agency. The conference will feature two days of conference sessions designed to demonstrate to the private and public sectors that the climate change policy process is moving forward in such a manner that will affect the global economy and, therefore, corporate business practices. For information contact: International Climate Change Conference; tel: +1-703-807-4052; +1-703-243-2874.
WORLD SUMMIT OF CITIES FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION: This conference, scheduled from 27-28 November 1997, in Nagoya, Japan, will raise awareness of the importance of combating climate change at the local level. Participants will discuss ways that local governments can effectively reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. For more information contact Philip Jessup, Cities for Climate Protection; tel: +1-416-392-1462; fax: +1-416-392-1478; e-mail: email@example.com.
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