Bay Gardens Hotel
3-5 July 2007
The Conference of the Parties, at its eighth session (COP 8, New Delhi, India, October/November 2002), a
five-year work programme on Article 6 of the Convention was adopted and named the "New Delhi work
programme". Within this five-year framework, Parties have agreed on a list of activities that could be
undertaken at the national level to enhance climate focused education and training programmes and increase
the availability and dissemination of information on climate change, thereby improving public understanding
and participation in addressing climate change issues.
The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its seventeenth session, reaffirmed
that regional workshops could be a means of further developing and implementing the New Delhi work
programme on Article 6, and that such workshops could advance the work on assessing needs, identifying
priorities, sharing experience and exchanging information on related activities (FCCC/SBSTA/2002/13, para.
52 (b)). The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), at its nineteenth and subsequent sessions recognized
the need to address the particular needs of the small island developing States in a separate workshop
(FCCC/SBI/2003/19, para 41(f)).
Purpose and objectives
The purpose of the workshop is to promote the further development and implementation of the New Delhi Work
Programme on Article 6 in the SIDS. The objectives of the workshops are:
To share ideas and experiences on national and regional Article 6 activities
To develop options and strategies for strengthening and expanding these activities
To promote greater regional and international cooperation on implementing the New Delhi Work Programme
The expected outcomes will be:
To identify progress in implementing UNFCCC Article 6 activities in the islands
To help identify areas where progress is slow, not known, or non-existent
To identify specific opportunities for international and regional cooperation
To identify gaps and needs in implementing the New Delhi work programme, and outline the elements of an
extended framework for action
To promote partnerships with all sectors of the economy.
Documents and information:
Materials and information for participants