Twentieth Session of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Bonn, Germany, 16-25 June 2004 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change



 Wed 16
 Thu 17
 Fri 18 
 Sat 19
 Mon 21
 Tue 22
 Wed 23
 Thu 24
 Fri 25 &

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Friday 18 June 2004


Above photo: Mahendra Shah (IIASA)


In-Session Workshop I
: How can climate change risk be assessed? The workshop introduces the concepts of vulnerability, risk and adaptation to climate change as well as different approaches and scales of climate change risk assessment. 

Left photo: View of the in-session workshop plenary.

Above photo: Roger Jones (CSIRO)

Listen to In-Session I presentations by: 
Zbigniew Kundzewicz (Polish Academy of Sciences), Roger Jones (CSIRO), Mahendra Shah (IIASA), Xuedu Lu (Ministry of Science and Technology, China) and Dagmar Schröter (Potsdam Institute for Climate Research)


Above photo: In-session Workshop I dais moderated by SBSTA Chair Abdullatif Benrageb  (second from left)

In-Session Workshop II: How is climate change risk perceived? Assessment results and key concerns and perspectives from a developed, developing and least developed country.

Above photo L-R: Donald Lemmen (Natural Resources Canada) presented the developed country climate change perspective on adaptation  and Lourdes Tibig (PAGASA) presented the Philippine experience on climate change risks and vulnerabilities within the developing country perspective.

Above photo: Antonio Queface (Eduardo Mondlane University) presented the Mozambican experience in extreme  weather event vulnerabilities.

In-session workshop III: 
Adaptation and sustainable development: Linkages and integration of climate into development plans.

Above photo: In-Session Workshop III dais with Saleem Hug (center) responding to a question from the plenary.

Above photo L-R: Saleemul Huq (International Institute for Environment and Development) talked about adaptation in the context of climate change and sustainable development, Shardul  Agrawala (OECD) presented mainstreaming climate change adaptation, Mohammed El-Raey (University of Alexandria) presented the Egyptian experience  of climate change and sustainable development of scarce resources. 

Above photo: Ko Barret (USAID) (right) talked about the incorporation of climate related risk to development planning. 

In-Session Workshop IV: 
Solutions and opportunities: Presentations are on the exchange of practical


Right photo: Serge Planton ( Météo France) talked about the heat wave experience in France, Anthony Nyong (University of Jos) talked about the Nigerian drought experience. 
Listen to In-Session IV presentations by: 
Nagmeldin Elhassan (Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources), Ahsan Ahmed (BUP Centre for Water and Environment)  and Carmenza Robledo (Intercooperation)



Contact Groups:

Above photo L-R: Delegate from China and Tanzania exchanging views during the contact Group on Capacity-building.

Above photo: Dechen Tsering (Bhutan) (bottom right) chairs the Contact Group on Capacity-building.

 Above photo: Laurence Pollier (Secretariat) and Markus Nauser (Switzerland), Chair of the Contact Group on UNFCCC Article 6 (education, training and public awareness).

Above photo L-R: Richard Kinley (UNFCCC) with  Karsten Sachs (Germany) Chair of the Contact Group on arrangements for international meetings.

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Links |

Workshop agenda.
ENB Summary report of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) on National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties (HTML, PDF, TXT).
ENB summary report of the Inter-Regional Workshop of the Consultative Group of Experts On Initial National Communications From Parties Not Included In Annex I to the Convention (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
UNFCCC report of the Workshop of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) on National Communications from non-Annex I Parties Improvement of the preparation of national communications of non-Annex I Parties.
UNFCCC Workshop on the use of the guidelines for the preparation of national communications from non-Annex I Parties.
ENB summary report of COP-9 (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB summary report of UNFCC Workshop on the Preparation of National Communications from Parties Not Included in Annex I to the Convention (HTML, PDF, TEXT)
ENB coverage of climate and atmosphere meetings.

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