The 24th sessions
of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (SB 24) started on Thursday morning.
The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)
considered agenda items on the adaptation programme of work,
deforestation in developing countries, technology transfer, research
and systematic observation, and a range of methodological issues.
The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) took up issues such as
capacity building, administrative and financial matters, amendment
of the Kyoto Protocol with regards to the compliance mechanism, the
international transaction log, privileges and immunities for members
of bodies constituted under the Kyoto Protocol, and national
communications. On Thursday evening, the Ad
Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties
under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG) met to begin informal consultations,
and contact groups convened on deforestation and adaptation.