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Fourth Meeting of the Reconstituted Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications 
from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE)
24-26 March 2011
St. Mary’s, Antigua


The CGE developed its work programme for 2010–2012 at its first meeting, held in Bonn, Germany, on 29–31 March 2010.  The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), at its thirty-second session, took note of and welcomed the work programme.

The fourth meeting of the reconstituted CGE was held back-to-back with the workshop to exchange views on possible elements to be considered in a future revision of the UNFCCC “Guidelines for the preparation of national communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention”, taking into account the difficulties encountered by non-Annex I Parties in the preparation of their most recent national communications.  The workshop was held in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda, on 21–23 March 2011.  The report on the workshop contained in document pdf-icon FCCC/SBI/2011/5/Add.1 (299 kB) , was considered by the CGE, the group’s recommendations are outlined in its report of the meeting.
 
The meeting was held with the objective to:

(a) To further review the provision of input into the existing training materials of the CGE with a view to updating them for the  regional training workshops to take place in 2011 and 2012;
(b) To provide to the SBI recommendations, as appropriate, on elements to be considered in a future revision of the UNFCCC  guidelines for the preparation of national communications from non-Annex I Parties, taking into account the difficulties  encountered by non-Annex I Parties in the preparation of their most recent national communications;
(c) To produce a technical report on the problems related to the sustainability of the national communication process and the  maintenance of national technical teams for the preparation of national communications, including GHG inventories, on a  continuous basis, in accordance with paragraph 2(c) of the terms of reference of the CGE.

pdf-icon Programme (123 kB)

pdf-icon List of Participants (108 kB)

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Survey Results and Recommendations:

Report of the Meeting