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Inter-Regional Workshop of the Consultative Group of Experts On Initial National Communications From Parties Not Included In Annex I to the Convention
Panama City, Panama; 19-22 March 2001
The Inter-Regional Workshop of the Consultative Group of Experts on Initial National Communications from Parties not included in Annex-I to the UNFCCC was held in Hotel El Panama, Panama City. Approximately 70 participants gathered to hear presentations on national experiences in the preparation of the different elements comprising the national communications, and to discuss these experiences. The Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) was established by Decision 8/CP.5 with the aim of improving national communications for non-Annex I Parties. The CGE is composed of 24 experts, five from each region (Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean), six Annex I Party experts, plus three experts from regional organizations. The workshop aims to prepare recommendations for inclusion in the UNFCCC guidelines on preparing non-Annex I national communications, by summarizing the experiences from three regional workshops held in 2000. The recommendations will be presented by the CGE to the Conference of the Parties at its seventh session.


Ms. Martha Perdomo, Manager, Non-Annex I Implementation Sub-Programme, UNFCCC Secretariat and Prof. Ayite-lo Ajavon (Togo), Chair of the Consultative Group of Experts

George Manful, UNFCCC Secretariat, discusses with Yaw Opoku-Ankomah (Ghana)


ENB Summary





Welcome address by Mr. Emilio Sempris (Panama) (RealAudio coming soon)

Statement from UNEP Deputy Resident Representative Jessica Faieta


ENB Summary of COP6
Linkages Climate Change page
UNFCCC Secretariat web site
ENB's "Introduction to Climate Change"

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