08 June 1998          Bonn, Germany

On Friday, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) discussed the second review of adequacy of commitments and arrangements for intergovernmental meetings. The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) debated the roster of experts and methodological aspects of the proposal by Brazil. On Friday and Saturday, the Ad Hoc Group on Article 13 discussed the Multilateral Consultative Process (MCP). Contact groups also continued to deliberate outstanding issues.

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Photos from the FCCC Subsidiary Bodies

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AG13 discussion continued on Saturday. Regarding paragraph 4 (nature of the MCP), AUSTRALIA raised the possibility of duplication by the MCP of other FCCC dispute settlement work. The EU, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and IRAN noted the MCP’s purpose is advisory only.
Chair Patrick Sz´┐Żll (UK) recalled that during AG13-5, delegates agreed that the MCP should be advisory rather than supervisory in nature. They also agreed that AG13 should complete its work by COP-4. He stressed that the meeting will discuss only the MCP and not the Protocol.
RealAudio of the AG13 session
International Energy Agency (IEA) presents "Technology Cooperation Activities"
Rene van Berkel, Climate Technology Initiative (CTI)
David Wallace, International Energy Agency (IEA)
On the second review of the adequacy of Article 4.2 (a) and (b), VENEZUELA, for the G-77/CHINA and supported by TOGO, said that: COP-4's second review must respect the FCCC mandate.
G-77/China declaration and reactions available in RealAudio
The US asked the G-77/CHINA if the intention was only to confine discussion of the second review to that agenda item at COP-4; and about the timing of the next and subsequent reviews.
HUNGARY said the timing of reviews should not be linked to the unratified Kyoto Protocol (In SBI).
ZIMBABWE, for the drafting group (AG13), reported that Parties agreed to remove brackets from paragraph 2 (objective), which is to resolve questions regarding implementation of the FCCC.
AOSIS said that Parties should not distract from Protocol implementation, noting the CDM will assist sustainable growth with climate protection.
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) presentation on "Mechanisms and the Issue of Compliance"

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