What is the SBI?
The SBI is one of two permanent subsidiary bodies to the Convention established by the COP/CMP. It
supports the work of the COP and the CMP through the assessment and review of the effective implementation
of the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol.
A particularly important task in this respect is to examine the information in the national
communications and emission inventories submitted by Parties in order to assess the Convention’s
overall effectiveness. The SBI reviews the financial assistance given to non-Annex I Parties to help
them implement their Convention commitments, and provides advice to the COP on guidance to the
mechanism (operated by the GEF). The SBI also advises the COP on budgetary and administrative