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European Regional Workshop on the Implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC

Belgium 6-8 May 2003

The workshop was organized in response to a request by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at its fifteenth session (FCCC/SBSTA/2001/8, para. 45 (f)), reaffirmed at its sixteenth session (FCCC/SBSTA/2002/13, para.52(b)).

The purpose of the workshop, in accordance with the above-mentioned SBSTA conclusions, is to contribute to the further development and implementation of the New Delhi work programme on Article 6, as adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its eighth session (pdf-icon Decision 11/CP.8 (24 kB) ), in the wider European region and to advance the work on assessing needs, identifying priorities, sharing experiences and exchanging information on related activities between UNFCCC Parties and interested stakeholders in this region. As called for in the New Delhi work programme, the workshop also aims at enhancing cooperation and coordination between Parties at the regional level in developing and implementing Article 6 activities, including the identification of partners and networks with intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, the private sector, regional and local governments, and community-based organisations.

It was co-hosted by the Belgian Federal State Secretary for Energy and Sustainable Development, the Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, the Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs, and the Minister for Transport, Mobility and Energy and the Minister for Physical Planning and Environment of the Walloon Region. Thanks to the support of the Inter-ministerial Task Force on Climate Change of France, simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Russian.

Relevant documents
pdf-icon Agenda (16 kB)
pdf-icon Booklet of abstracts and presentations (168 kB)
Workshop report