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Eighth Conference of the Parties to the 
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 

23 October - 1 November 2002
New Delhi, India 

Highlights from Tuesday 29 October 2002

Parties to UNFCCC's COP-8 continued deliberations in contact groups and meetings of the COP's subsdiary bodies on Tuesday. Delegates convened in contact groups on the financial mechanism and guidelines on non-Annex I national communications. 
Above photo: EU delegates hold informal talks with delegates from Africa before the start of the contact group on financial mechanism.


In the afternoon and evening, Parties met in the SBSTA to address: election of officers other than the Chair; the IPCC Third Assessment Report (TAR); methodological issues; issues relating to hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons; cooperation with relevant international organizations; UNFCCC Article 6 (education, training and public awareness); technology transfer; policies and measures (P&Ms); research and systematic observation (R&SO); cleaner or less greenhouse gas-emitting energy; and issues related to the implementation of Protocol Article 2.3 (adverse effects of P&Ms). Conclusions were adopted on a number of items.

Listen to Contact Group report on LULUCF presented by Co-Chair Thelma Krug (Brazil)

Listen to SBSTA report on special circumstances of Croatia; 

Listen to the SBSTA report on efforts to protect the stratospheric o
zone layer; 

Listen to the SBSTA report on the cooperation with relevant international organization


The SBI is scheduled to meet in the late evening to consider: organizational matters; Annex I national communications; non-Annex I national communications; the financial mechanism; capacity-building; adverse effects; the request from a group of countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, Albania and Moldova (CACAM); arrangements for intergovernmental meetings; administrative and financial matters; and a proposal by Croatia on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).  

Above photo: Evening dias of the SBI chaired by Raul Estrada (Argentina)


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