The thirty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 38) and the Subsidiary Body for
Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 38), as well as the second part of the second session of the Ad Hoc
Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-2) was held at Maritim Hotel from 3-14 June 2013 in
In-session documents issued during the June 2013 sessions of the SBs and ADP are available here.
Briefing the media on the last day of the Bonn Climate Change Conference, UNFCCC Executive
Secretary Christiana Figueres gave an overview of progress made by governments during the two
weeks in terms of increasing existing global action to deal with climate change and moving
towards a universal climate agreement.
Agreement on the need for at least one additional session in 2014, and a request to the
secretariat to secure a venue
An invitation for submissions on both workstreams
A request to the incoming Co-Chairs to "propose a balanced, focused and more formal mode of
work" for Warsaw
Three inputs by the secretariat, namely: revision of the technical paper on workstream 2; a
technical paper synthesizing submissions on costs, benefits and opportunities for adaptation; and an
overview of mandates and work of other institutions, mechanisms and arrangements under the Convention
An invitation to the Co-Chairs to prepare a "note on progress"
In their closing remarks, Parties roundly congratulated the Co-Chairs, Mr. Jayant Moreshver Mauskar
of India and Mr. Harald Dovland of Norway, on their skilful facilitation and good humour, and on the
development of an environment of trust, transparency and cooperation that allowed the work of the ADP
Mr. Kishan Kumarsingh of Trinidad & Tobago and Mr. Artur Runge-Metzger of the EU were elected as
the new Co-Chairs of the ADP, and Ms. Di Carlo Quero of Venezuela as the Rapporteur of the ADP, by
Side event on the UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre and Network
At a side event on 12 June, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as host of the Climate Technology Centre and Network
(CTCN) and some of its consortium partners provided an
update (1050 kB) on arrangements being made to make the CTCN operational, including outcomes of
the first meeting of the CTCN Advisory Board.
Programme will be available electronically but can be printed on demand if needed.
Interactive youth chat with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Young people had the opportunity to share their hopes and concerns about climate change with UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn using social
media. The dialogue can be viewed via on-demand webcast.