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UNFCCCTwelfth Session of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC
Bonn, Germany; 5 - 16 June 2000

The twelfth sessions of the subsidiary bodies (SB-12) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) were held from 12-16 June 2000 in Bonn, Germany, preceded by one week of informal meetings from 5-10 June. With almost 1700 participants in attendance representing 145 Parties, three observer States, 148 observer organizations and the media, delegates to SB-12 and the informal meetings continued to work toward fulfilling the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA) adopted at the Fourth Conference of the Parties (COP-4) in November 1998. Under the BAPA, Parties set a two-year deadline to strengthen FCCC implementation and to prepare for the future entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol. The Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP-6), scheduled to take place from 13-24 November 2000, in The Hague, the Netherlands, will mark the culmination of this two-year process.
During the course of the informal meetings and SB-12, delegates focused on a range of technical and political issues aimed at laying the foundations for negotiations on a comprehensive agreement to be completed at COP-6. This resulted in the adoption of 21 draft conclusions on various issues, including policies and measures, land use, land-use change and forestry, guidelines under Articles 5 (methodological issues), 7 (communication of information) and 8 (review of information) of the Protocol, technology transfer, and mechanisms. SB-12 also adopted the Report of the Joint Working Group on Compliance. At the close of SB-12, delegates expressed a general sense of satisfaction that they had reached their limited, but essential, objective. By developing negotiating text on key issues for consideration at SB-13, the meetings paved the way for the critical stage of negotiations that is still to come. Continued in the ENB's Summary Report of SB-12...


Archive of the ENB's multimedia coverage of the negotiations from SB-12, including photos, RealAudio and interviews. (Version française disponible aussi)

Side Events

 ENB on the side, a special daily report on selected side events from SB-12.

ENB Coverage of UNFCCC COP-5 and SB-11
Linkages Climate page with links to recent coverage of UNFCCC-related Workshops and an introduction to the climate change process
UNFCCC Secretariat SB-12 web site
, with links to official documents, agendas and information for participants

Other Climate Change links (NGOs, research institutes, news sites, etc)


English French

Archive of  Daily Reports 

ENB (English)
Fri 16
Thu 15
Tue 13
Mon 12
Fri 9
Thu 8
Wed 7
Tue 6
Mon 5
BNT (Francais)
Ven 16
Jeu 15
Mar 13
Lun 12
Ven 9
Jeu 8
Mer 7
Mar 6
Lun 5

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