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Focal Points for Article 6 of the Convention

The New Delhi work programme on Article 6 of the Convention (11/CP.8) and the amended work programme (9/CP.13) highlighted that Parties, as part of their national programmes and activities in implementing the Convention, could designate and provide support to, a national focal point for Article 6 activities and assign specific responsibilities which could include:

  • the identification of areas for possible international cooperation and opportunities for strengthening synergies with other conventions
  • the coordination of the preparation of the Article 6 chapter in the national communications, ensuring that relevant contact information, including web site addresses, is provided therein.

Procedure to nominate a Focal Point for Article 6

The UNFCCC National Focal Point needs to send an e-mail to the secretariat ( indicating

  • Name
  • Title
  • Institution
  • Contact details

of the nominee. Once the communication is received, the newly nominated Focal Point for Article 6 will be added to the list below.

ALBANIA Jonila HAXHILLARI - Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration
ALGERIA Rafik HIAHEMZIZOU - Office of Cooperation with International Environmental Funds, Directorate of Environment and Sustainable Developmen, General Directorate of Economic and Cooperation Affairs, Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ANGOLA Lucas Marcolino MIRANDA - Ministère d'urbanism et de l'environnement
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Diann BLACK-LAYNE - Environment Division
ARGENTINA Daniela Sol PETRILLO - Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development
AUSTRALIA Robert OWEN-JONES - Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Negotiations Branch, International Division, Department of Climate Change
BELGIUM Jean-Pascal VAN YPERSELE DE STRIHOU - Institut d'astronomie et de géophysique G. Lemaître, GTII du GIEC
BELIZE Ann GORDON - National Meteoroloigst Service
BHUTAN Tshering TASHI - National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS)
JIGMI - National Environment Commission Secretariat
PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA Cynthia Silva MATURANA - Viceministry of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Forest Management
BURKINA FASO Mahamadou TIENDREBEOGO - Direction Générale de la Préservation de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (DGPEDD)
BULGARIA Milya DIMITROVA - Ministry of Environment and Water
CAMBODIA SUM Thy - Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment
CANADA Normand TREMBLAY - Environment Canada, Climate Change International
CHAD Minde NGAKOUGNON - Division de la Climatologie, Ministere de l'Hydraulique Urbaine et Rurale
COLOMBIA Carlos Ernesto PEREZ - Periodista - Grupo de Comunicaciones
Martha PEREZ - Environment Management
COMOROS Mohamed MINDHIRI - Maison de l'Ecotourisme de Moheli
CONGO Paulette EBINA TARAGANZO - Ministère de Développement Durable, Economie Forestière et Environnement
COOK ISLANDS Cook Islands National Environment Service
CÔTE D'IVOIRE Kouadio Désiré N’GORAN - Bureau Changement Climatique, Ministère de l’Environnement
CROATIA Sinisa OZIMEC - Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning & Construction, Climate Change and Ozone Layer
CUBA Romy Montiel HERNANDEZ - Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnológia y Medio Ambiente
CZECH REPUBLIC Marie ZAHRADNÍKOVÁ - Ministry of the Environment, Climate Change Department
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Mubilayi KABEYA - Burueau à la Division des Changements Climatiques
DOMINICA Collin GUISTE - Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment, Climate Change Environment Coordinating Unit
Lloyd PASCAL - Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment, Climate Change Environment Coordinating Unit
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Amarilis POLONIA - Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
EGYPT Lydia Mohamed Kamel ELEWA - Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
EUROPEAN UNION Tony CARRITT - European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action, Communications section
FINLAND Outi LESKELÄ - Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Protection Department
FRANCE Marie JAUDET - Mission interministérielle de l'effet de serre
GABON Georges BAYONNE MBOUMBA - Ministry of Economy, Employment and Sustainable Development
GAMBIA Fatou GAYE - Minister of Forestry and The Environment
GEORGIA Mariam DARCHIASHVILI - Minister of Forestry and The Environment
GERMANY Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety
GHANA Emmanuel TACHIE-OBENG - Environmental Protection Agency
GUINEA Mohamed Lamine DOUMBOUYA - Direction National de l'Environnement
GUINEA-BISSAU Alexandre CABRAL - Ministère des ressources naturelles et de l'environnement
HONDURAS Karen RICO - Natural Resources and Environment Secretariat
INDONESIA Amanda KATILI NIODE - Communication, Information and Education Division, National Council on Climate Change
IRELAND Conor O'RAGHALLAIGH - Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Environment & Heritage Awareness
JORDAN Wafa' DA'BIS - Ministry of Environment
KENYA Ali Daud MOHAMED - Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
Fatuma M. HUSSEIN - Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
LIBERIA Samuel K. BOAKAI - Environmemtanl Protection Agency of Liberia
MAURITIUS Dominique Sin Lan Ng Yun WING - Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development
Doolaree BOODHUN (Alternate) - Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development
MEXICO Instituto Nactional de Ecologia (INE)
MONENEGRO Djordjije VULIKIC - Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism
MOROCCO Taha BALAFREJ - Ministry of Territorial Planning, Water and Environment, Partnership, Communication & Cooperation
MOZAMBIQUE Dinis Jose MACIA - Ministerio Para a Coordenacao da Accao Ambiental, Direccao National de Promocao Ambiental
THE NETHERLANDS D. BOTH - SenterNovem, Utrecht
OMAN Mohamed bin Rashid AL-SINIDI - Internation Co-operation Department, Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs
PANAMA Rene LOPEZ - Environmental National Authority of Panama (ANAM), Climate Change and Desertification Unit
PERU Leopolodo MACERA MESONES - Consejo Nacional del Ambiente
ROMANIA Reteaua de Actiune pentru Clima-Romania
Lev KARLIN - Russian State Hydrometeorological University
Inna GRITSEVICH - National Centre for Energy Efficiency
RWANDA Rachael TUSHABE - Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA)
SAINT LUCIA Crispin D'AUVERGNE - Ministry of Physical Development, Environment and Housing, Sustainable Development and Environment Section
SIERRA LEONE Alpha BOCKARI - Meteorological Department
SLOVENIA Darja PICIGA - Government Office of Climate Change
SOMALIA Khalid OMAR ALI - Ministry of Fishers, Marine Resources and Environment
SPAIN Francisco HERAS HERNÁNDEZ - Centro Nacional de Educación Ambiental, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino
SRI LANKA Jayalath Ranasinghe Wimalasena DISSANAYAKE - Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources
SURINAME Ramesh MALAHE - Climate Compatible Development Agency
SWAZILAND Hlobsile SIKHOSANA - National Climate Change Unit, Ministry Of Tourism and Environmental Affairs
SWEDEN Kerstin HEIKENFELDT - Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change Section
TAJIKSTAN Ilhomjon RAJABOV - Agency on Hydrometeorology of the State Committee on Environmental Protection and Forestry, Climate Change Center
TURKEY Turkey Country Office of Regional Environmental Center for Central & Eastern Europe (REC Turkey)
UGANDA Aribo LAWRENCE - Climate Change Unit, Ministry of Water and Environment
UNITED KINGDOM Helen MARTIN - Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Global Atmosphere Divisdion (GA4)
URUGUAY Luis SANTOS - Ministerio De Vivienda Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente, Unidad de Cambio Climatico - DINAMA
UZBEKISTAN Tatyana OSOSKOVA - National Hydrometeorological Service
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Arkadiy LEVINTANUS - Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC)
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) Maria KHOVANSKAYA

updated on: 28 March 2012