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

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Tuesday, 13 June:

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) convened in morning and afternoon sessions to consider the development and transfer of technologies, cooperation with relevant international organizations, policies and measures and methodological issues. The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) addressed arrangements for intergovernmental meetings and administrative and financial matters. The Joint Working Group on Compliance (JWG) discussed the Co-Chairs' text. Contact groups met to consider: administrative and financial matters; land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); adverse effects; capacity building in countries with economies in transition (EITs); and guidelines under Protocol Articles 5 (methodological issues), 7 (communication of information) and 8 (review of information). The Friends of the Chair group on the technology transfer consultative process also convene.

FCCC Executive Secretary Michael Zammit Cutajar described his proposed scenario for how COP-6 might unfold
Many delegates thanked the French Government for its offer to host SB-13. The SBI also endorsed MOROCCO's offer to host COP-7 in Marrakesh.
Regarding COP-6, the NETHERLANDS said progress must be made on all aspects of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action. Relaying a message from the incoming President of COP-6, he said COP-6's outcome must be environmentally credible and based on common but differentiated responsibilities.

RealAudio of the presentation of IPCC's Special Report on emissions scenarios
Technology transfer
Several developing countries supported the G-77/CHINA's call for the formation of a contact group at this session
ARGENTINA said technology transfer should consider national economic realities
Full statement in RealAudio
The EU stressed co-ordination of existing sources of funding. and highlighted the CDM's role in advancing technology transfer to developing countries. He also underscored public and private sector effort.
Reports from intergovernmental organizations

Interview with Sandea De Wet

Sandea De Wet (South Africa) said that the importance of having a compliance system under the Protocol lies in its ability to enhance Parties� compliance with their commitments. With regard to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, De Wet suggests that the compliance system should apply to both developed and developing countries, but existing differences in national commitments, obligations and structures should be recognized and built into that system. Furthermore, De Wet noted that in the interests of the environment, a precautionary approach should be employed in the compliance system in order to be preventative, and err on the side of caution in decision-making.

RealAudio of the interview

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