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Thirteenth Session of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC
Lyon, France; 4 - 15 September 2000
  Highlights from Friday, 15 September

The first part of the thirteenth sessions of the subsidiary bodies (SB-13) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) was held from 11-15 September 2000 at the Palais des Congrès in Lyon, France, preceded by one week of informal meetings from 4-9 September. With over 2000 participants representing 159 Parties, one observer State, 169 observer organizations and the media, delegates to SB-13 and the informal meetings continued work aimed at 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 prepare for the future entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol. The upcoming 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. The first part of SB-13 closed when the meeting was suspended on 15 September. It will resume for part II at The Hague in November.

During the informal meetings and the first part of SB-13, delegates discussed text for decisions covering a range of technical and political issues, with the aim of preparing for a comprehensive agreement at COP-6. Delegates adopted draft conclusions on various issues, including the mechanisms, compliance, policies and measures (P&Ms), capacity building, technology transfer, land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), Article 4.8 and 4.9 of the FCCC and Article 3.14 of the Kyoto Protocol (adverse effects), and guidelines under Articles 5 (methodological issues), 7 (communication of information) and 8 (review of information) of the Protocol. At part II of SB-13 in November, delegates will resume consideration of a number of issues, including national communications and implementation of the Headquarters Agreement.
>> Continued, with photos and RealAudio, on our Negotiations page

The Summary Issue of the ENB's coverage of SB-13, including a brief analysis is now available in HTML, ASCII and PDF format.

ENB on the side - a special daily report on selected side events from SB-13.

Live RealVideo stream from SB-13 - real-time audio and video from the negotiations
(free RealPlayer plug-in required)
IISD's SB-13 Press Page, including a short analysis of the importance of this meeting
ENB's coverage of SB-12, including side-events.
Linkages Climate page with links to recent coverage of UNFCCC-related Workshops and an introduction to the climate change process.
UNFCCC Secretariat web site for SB-13
with links to official documents, agendas and information for participants.
Other Climate Change links (NGOs, research institutes, news sites, etc)
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