Small island developing States (SIDS) Workshop on the Implementation of UNFCCC Article 6 (Education, Training and Public Awareness)
Bay Gardens Hotel
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:
The expected outcomes will be:
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Materials and information for participants