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UNFCCC- listserve on events

7 August 1998

As a service to those in the climate change community with a particular interest in AIJ and JI as well as in mechanisms emerging from the Kyoto Protocol (Art. 6, Art 12 (a clean development mechanism), Art. 17 (international emissions trading)), the secretariat is offering as of 15 June 1998 a listserve facility. This listserve(*) is to facilitate the distribution of information on planned and past events in this field. The information gathered through the listserve is made available on the on this page.
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July 1998 
13 to 15 July 1998 Meeting title:

Regional Workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Issues to be addressed:

*CDM Issues - Perspectives of Developing Countries, Possible Functions of CDM Modalities/Procedures/Methods, Governance of CDM, Verification and Certification of CDM Projects and Monitoring the Implementation of CDM.
* Capacity Building for CDM.
* The African Case on Flexible Mechanisms.
* Potential CDM Projects in Africa Addressing Sustainable Development Priorities.
* Role of Private Sector, Public Sector and Regional Organisations in the UNFCCC Process.
* Reflections on the Way Forward - COP 4 and Beyond.

Meeting host/coordinator (organisation name):

Climate Network Africa (CNA).

Contact person: Grace Akumu Executive Director
Tel: 545241/2
Email: cna@meteo.go.ke

Participation: By invitation.

Venue: Nairobi Hilton, Kenya. 13-15 July 1998.

Meeting Status: The report will be availabale on the CNA WWW site in the near future

August 1998 
28 to 29 August 1998
Two meetings!!
Meeting title:

Policy Dialogue: International Emissions Trading under the Kyoto Protocol: rules, procedures and participation of domestic entities.

Issues to be addressed:

This Policy Dialogue will provide a forum to discuss key rules that need to be developed to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the international emissions trading system, and their consistency with the possible participation of private entities in international trading. Specifically, the morning of the Dialogue will explore the relationship between domestic entities and policies and the intergovernmental structure of emission trading. The afternoon will discuss specific issues in the intergovernmental rules, namely liability in the event of non-compliance by any selling Party, interpretations of additionality (including ?Hot Air?) and supplementarity, and the implications of these for possible future expansion to include new Parties, taking account of the implications for domestic entities. This Policy Dialogue is a practical and solution-oriented discussion, targeted at high-level leaders/policy makers.

Meeting host/coordinator (organization, name): International Academy of the Environment (IAE)

Contact person:
Catherine Ferrier
Programme co-ordinator
4, chemin de Conches
CH - 1231 Geneva
Tel: +41.22- 702.18.80
Fax: +41.22- 702.18.99
e-mail: Catherine.Ferrier@iae.org

Participation: (open/closed/...) experts (upon invitation only)

Venue: IAE Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 28 to 29 August 1998

Meeting status: Confirmed

WWW address of organizer or of site where information is available:

www.iae.org (will be available in August 1998)

 

Meeting title:

Policy Dialogue: Are Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism opportunities for forest sustainable development through carbon sequestration projects?

Issues to be addressed:

Most Parties to the UNFCCC have developed action plans and programmes for the sustainable management of their forests. Opinions diverge on whether programmes focusing on carbon sequestration in forests are an opportunity for JI or CDM. The IAE and CIFOR (Centre for International Forestry Research, Bangor, Indonesia) analyse and sythesise

information in order to:
- provide policy-makers with information enabling them to take well-informed decisions;
- identify gaps in knowledge for a better understanding of relevant issues;
- enhance public awareness and facilitate the building of a consensus whether carbon sequestration in forests is an opportunity for JI or CDM.

This practical and solution-oriented discussion, targeted at high-level leaders/policy makers, aims at:
- enhancing the understanding of the issues relating to carbon sequestration in forests in relation to JI and CDM;
- identifying and prioritising gaps in knowledge and researchable issues, permitting a better understanding of the socio-economic, cultural, political, scientific, technical and environmental implications of carbon sequestration.

Meeting host/coordinator (organization, name): International Academy of the Environment (IAE)

Contact person:
Catherine Ferrier
Programme co-ordinator
4, chemin de Conches
CH - 1231 Geneva
Tel: +41.22- 702.18.80
Fax: +41.22- 702.18.99
e-mail: Catherine.Ferrier@iae.org

Participation: (open/closed/...) experts (upon invitation only)

Venue: IAE Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 28 to 29 August 1998

Meeting status: Confirmed

WWW address of organizer or of site where information is available:

www.iae.org (will be available in August 1998)

September 1998 
7 to 8 September 1998 Meeting title: Policy Dialogue:

Can Attractive Models for Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism be Developed for Buenos Aries? Issues to be addressed: Although authorising and recognising JI and CDM project activities, the Kyoto Protocol does little to elaborate how transactions under these two JI regimes (particularly CDM) will occur and a number of problems to be discussed at this meeting remain to be clarified:
* What nature of projects will be eligible under each regime?
* How to establish reliable baselines to assess which reductions are "additional" to any that would occur in the absence of the project activity?
* What sustainable development objectives for projects will be required?
* How will credit sharing between parties be addressed?
* What, if any, quantitative requirements will be imposed on project sponsors to demonstrate project activities are supplemental to domestic actions?
* Will a multilateral portfolio approach or bilateral project-picking approach be adopted in financing projects?
* Discussions will be practical and solution oriented.
Meeting host/coordinator (organization, name):
International Academy of the Environment (IAE)
Contact person:
Dr Robert HAMWEY
Associate Professor
International Academy of the Environment
4, chemin de Conches
1231 Geneva, Switzerland
tel: +41-22-702-1860
fax: +41-22-702-1899
e-mail: robert.hamwey@iae.org

Participation: experts (upon invitation only)

Venue: IAE Geneva, Switzerland

Meeting status: Confirmed

WWW address of organizer or of site where information is available:
www.iae.org (will be availbale in August 1998)

14 to 16 September 1998 Meeting title:

UNFCCC Workshop: Practical Options on Methodological Issues for Project-based Mechanisms, including Activities Implemented Jointly (AIJ)

Issues to be addressed:

* Determination of environmental benefits

- Methodological/practical options for the identification of the baseline/reference case

* Issues related to measurement, assessment and reporting

- Modalities for monitoring, verification and certification
- Reporting requirements
- Institutional implications

We would appreciate receiving background material such as recommended readings, recent publications (1997 and 1998) and unpublished papers by 31 July 1998 so that it could be brought to the attention of participants well before the Workshop.

Meeting host/coordinator (organization, name): UNFCCC secretariat

Contact person:
Kai-Uwe B. SCHMIDT (Mr.)
Programme Officer
Direct tel.: (49 228) 815 1602
Fax: (49 228) 815 1999
Direct E-mail: kschmidt@unfccc.int

Participation: experts (upon invitation only)

Venue: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Meeting status: Under preparation

WWW address of organizer or of site where information is available:

Results of previous work available on the UNFCCC website:

http://unfccc.int/

1) Select the section "CC:INFO Products" in the left menu
2) Select CC:INFO/AIJ
3) Follow link "Methodological Issues"

17 to 18 September 1998 Meeting title:

UNFCCC Workshop: Capacity-building for Project-based Mechanisms

Issues to be addressed:

* Lessons from the AIJ Pilot Phase
* Identification of capacity needs in host and investor countries
* Practical options for building and strengthening capacity

We would appreciate receiving background material such as recommended readings, recent publications (1997 and 1998) and unpublished papers by 31 July 1998 so that it could be brought to the attention of participants well before the Workshop.

Meeting host/coordinator (organization, name): UNFCCC secretariat

Contact person:
Kai-Uwe B. SCHMIDT (Mr.)
Programme Officer
Direct tel.: (49 228) 815 1602
Fax: (49 228) 815 1999
Direct E-mail: kschmidt@unfccc.int

Participation: experts (upon invitation only)

Venue: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Meeting status: Under preparation

WWW address of organizer or of site where information is available:

Results of previous work available on the UNFCCC website:

http://unfccc.int/

1) Select the section "CC:INFO Products" in the left menu
2) Select CC:INFO/AIJ

October 1998 
1 to 2 October 1998 Meeting title: IEA Moscow workshop on Opportunities for International Cooperation under the Kyoto Protocol - emissions trading and joint implementation -

 Issues to be addressed: Project based activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate credits in Annex I Parties with economies in transition. International financing of projects. Barriers to energy saving projects.

 Meeting host/coordinator (organization, name): International Energy Agency and the Russian Federation Ministry of Fuel and Energy

 Contact person: Julia Curtis (curtis@iea.org), Richard Baron (baron@iea.org), Alessandro Lanza (lanza@iea.org)

International Energy Agency
9 Rue de la Federation
75739 Paris cedex 15, France
tel: 33 1 40 57 67 20
fax: 33 1 40 57 67 39

Participation: (open/closed/...) Closed, by invitation only.

 Venue: Moscow, Russian Federation.

 Date: 1-2 October 1998

 Meeting status: Confirmed

WWW address of organizer or of site where information is available:

www.iea.org (no information on this workshop available yet).

UNITED NATIONS - Climate Change Convention Secretariat
Attn. Kai-Uwe B. SCHMIDT (Mr.)
P.O. Box 260 124,
D-53153 Bonn
Germany

Telefax: (49 228) 815 1999
E-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int or
Direct E-mail: kschmidt@unfccc.int