11 June 1998          Bonn, Germany

The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) held stocktaking Plenary sessions in the morning. SBSTA also discussed education and public awareness. The Ad Hoc Group on Article 13 (AG13) heard a progress report from its Chair. Contact groups were convened throughout the day to consider outstanding issues.

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Photos from the FCCC Subsidiary Bodies

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During the SUBSTA meeting, UNEP reported on their workshop held on Tuesday which highlighted the scope for cooperation on public awareness and noted that public awareness should not be limited to particular events.
The AFRICAN GROUP, GAMBIA and SRI LANKA (shown on the right) called upon Parties to make available resources for institutional capacity enhancement and to expand the sphere of African countries participating in country studies.
Delegates exiting the Bethoven Room, where the Contact group on adverse impacts considered the G-77/CHINA's proposed modifications based on its draft decision paper.
The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) brought several speakers together for "Climate Change, Forests and the Clean Development Mechanism". The panel was made up of Donald Goldberg (CIEL), Brett Orlando (IUCN-Washington), Hermes Suarez (Fundaci�n Amigos de la Naturaleza, Bolivia), Carlos M. Chac�n (CEDARENA, Costa Rica) and Darren Goetze (Union of Concerned Scientists).

Exerpts of the presentation in RealAudio:
Q&A, part one
Q&A, part two

Several NGOs set up information tables outside of the meeting rooms.  SUBSTA Chair Kante announced that NGO observers would be granted access to contact groups if there is no objection from any Party.

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