National communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention. Consideration of the fifth compilation and synthesis of initial national communications. Fifth compilation and synthesis of initial national communications. Note by the secretariat.
This compilation and synthesis of information contained in initial national communications from 16 Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention submitted to the secretariat between 1 June 2002 and 1 April 2003 contains information on the following: national circumstances; sustainable development and the integration of climate change concerns into medium- and long-term planning; inventories of anthropogenic emissions and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases; measures contributing to addressing climate change; research and systematic observation; climate change impacts and response strategies; education, training and public awareness; and financial and technical needs and constraints