18th Session of the Subsidiary Bodies  
Bonn, June 4 - 13, 2003

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The Maritim hotel, SB-18 Conference Venue



SB-18 Highlights, Saturday, June 7th

Today at SB-18, the CDM executive board met during the afternoon. Contact groups met throughout the day to consider the Special Climate Change Fund, methodological Issues (Articles 5,6 & 7 of the Kyoto protocol and land use/CDM), capacity-building, as well as IPCC Third Assessment Report.

Chair Jurgen Stehir (right)



The Executive Board of the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) met throughout the weekend and discussed the 15 proposed methodologies. The board discussed the work plan including: the accreditation of operational entities; methodologies for baselines and monitoring plans; matters related to the registration of CDM project activities; CDM registry; and modalities for collaboration with SBSTA.

(Left to right:) Fareed Al-Asaly, Xuedu Lu, Abdelhay Zeronali, Chow Kok Kee, Eduardo Sanhueza


(Left to right): Richard Sherman (ENB) and John Kilani (CDM Executive Board member)




(Left to right:)Special Climate Change Fund Contact Group panel Philip Weech (Secretariat) Co-Chair Rawleston Moore (Barbados) and Co-chair Jaap Rooimans (the Netherlands)

The Special Climate Change Fund

Co-Chair Jaap Rooimans said the contact group would define and prioritize the activities, programmes and measures to be financed under the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), and provide operational guidance to the GEF.


(Left-right:) Claire Bridenich (UNFCCC Secretariat), Helen Plume (New Zealand) and Newton Paciornik (Brazil)


Methodological Issues: issues relating to Articles 5,7 and 8 of the Kyoto Protocol

This contact group met to deliberate on draft COP and COP/MOP decisions regarding training programmes for ERTs, and text suggested by the drafting group on the code of conduct for the treatment of confidential data under Article 5.2 (adjustments).

Delegates from Norway and Netherlands conferring during the Capacity-building meeting



Chair Dechen Tsering circulated draft conclusions for consideration in this group. Since most regional groups had been unable to consult, the meeting was adjourned. The Chair will conduct informal consultations.


Delegates from China, Ghana and Germany


Dechen Tsering (Bhutan), Chair of the Capacity-building contact group

Walid Al-Malik (United Arab Emirates)
and David Warrilow (UK)

Delegates considering issues in the contact group meeting

The Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

This group met to consider the Co-chairs' draft conclusions. Delegates discussed at length whether to consider an integrated approach to mitigation and adaptation.


(Left to right:) Co-chairs Thelma Krug and Karsten Sach, Erik Haites and Claudio Forner


Methodological issues: land use, land-use change and forestry/clean development mechanism

This group discussed socioeconomic impacts on aforestation and reforestation CDM projects.



Ronald de la Cruz Rossi (left), UNFCCC Secretariat

Sharon Taylor (left) UNFCCC Secretariat


Located in the foyer of the conference venue (the Maritim Hotel), the Climate Change Kiosk is staffed daily between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Its primary goal is to provide information about climate change and the secretariat.



The Climate Change Kiosk has several information panels and brochures on display


*The UNFCCC SB18 official site

ENB report of the Workshop on Enabling Environments for
Technology Transfer in Belgium, April, 2003

*ENB summary of SB-16 in Germany, June 2002

*ENB summary of UNFCCC COP-8 in India, Oct-Nov 2002

*Linkage's Coverage (audio and photos) of UNFCCC Cop-8


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