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Review of the Methodological Work under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol

Final outcome


At SBSTA19 (Milan, December 2002), the issue was considered by Parties for the last time. The SBSTA requested the secretariat to:



The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change notes the importance of methodological work in several specific articles, for example Articles 4.1 (a), 4.1 (f), 4.2 (c), 7.2 (d), 9.2 (e) and 12.1 (a). More generally, the Convention contains broad requirements for Parties to exchange information; these implicitly require development of guidelines, modalities and rules. Numerous decisions have been adopted to implement these articles, beginning with decisions 4/CP.1 and 6/CP.1. Article 8.1 of the Convention also requires the secretariat to prepare reports on its activities and present them to the COP.

The Kyoto Protocol makes references to the need for methodologies (guidelines, modalities and rules) in Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 17. more >>

Earlier sessions


In 2002 the secretariat prepared a note on methodological issues (FCCC/SBSTA/2002/INF.12) in which it informed about methodological activities being undertaken by the SBSTA, the SBI, the secretariat and the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism.  more >>

Key Decisions

Decision 4/CP.1
Methodological issues

Decision 6/CP.1
The subsidiary bodies established by the Convention.

Paragraph 14

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Key Documents

Report on the workshop on emission projections from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.

Views on the workshop on emissions projections of Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. Submissions from Parties

Methodological issues. Review of methodological work under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. Synthesis of proposals by Parties on elements of a future work

Methodological issues. Review of methodological work under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. Report on the availability, accessibility and comparability of existing sources of emission data and relevant socio-economic data, including options for the development, hosting and management of a data interface

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Key Links

National communications by Parties included in Annex I more >>

Development and transfer of technologies more >>

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