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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFCCC E-Newsletter
Edition #, May 2007
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INSIDE THIS EDITION
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A. IN FOCUS
B. ANNOUNCEMENTS
C. UPCOMING EVENTS
D. LATEST NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
E. WORKING WITH UNFCCC
F. KYOTO SCOREBOARD
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A. IN FOCUS
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Parties conclude two weeks of negotiations and talks in Bonn
The twenty-sixth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was held from 7-18 May 2007. The meeting included the third session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG) and the third workshop under the Dialogue on long-term cooperative action to address climate change by enhancing implementation of the Convention. The twenty-sixth sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB) and the third session of the Ad Hoc Working Group (AWG) adopted a wide range of conclusions that will be forwarded to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali. In the lead-up to the December conference, the Government of Austria will host AWG 4 and the fourth workshop of the Dialogue on long-term action under the Convention. Both will take place in Vienna from 27-31 August 2007.

The complete list of the documents listing the adopted conclusions and decisions can be found at
http://unfccc.int/documentation/documents/advanced_search/items/3594.php?such=j&symbol=%222007/L%22#beg

On-demand videos from SB 26 are available at
http://unfccc.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/SB26/templ/ovw_str_sbi_SB26.php?id_kongressmain=26

Expert Group on Technology Transfer: Five years of work
The Expert Group on Technology Transfer was established in 2001 with the aim to advance the technology transfer activities under the Convention.
Over the last five years, the work of the EGTT has become results oriented, with the production of targeted and instructive products that Parties can use as they undertake their specific actions and strategies to address climate change. This booklet provides an overview of EGTT achievements over the last five years including status of its work in various areas such as technology needs assessments, technology information, enabling environments, innovative financing for technology transfer, and technologies for adaptation to climate change.
Brochure (PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/essential_background/background_publications_htmlpdf/application/pdf/egtt_en_070523.pdf (214 kB)

Brochure on innovative options for financing the development and transfer of technologies
The work of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer in the area of innovative financing aims to improve access to financing from a wide variety of available sources, in order to realize the increasing number of technology transfer projects.  The EGTT with the assistance of the secretariat has undertaken a number of activities, including organization of workshops and preparation of documents and publications. Among others, a guidebook on preparing technology transfer projects for financing and a technical paper on innovative options for financing the development and transfer of technologies recently published is an outstanding product. This brochure is based on the latter technical paper and written in a user friendly language aiming at making this information available to a wider audience.
Brochure (PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/essential_background/background_publications_htmlpdf/application/pdf/innovation_en_070523.pdf (507 kB)

The Nairobi Work Programme
The secretariat has produced a booklet to provide organizations and Parties with a concise overview of the Nairobi work programme, including its aims, areas of work, and details of  submissions. It also elaborates on the avenues available for getting involved.
Brochure (PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/essential_background/background_publications_htmlpdf/application/pdf/nwp_en_070523.pdf (260 kB)

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B. ANNOUNCEMENTS
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18 May, 2007
Bonn UN meeting moves world closer to comprehensive negotiations on post-2012 climate change regime
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070518_final_sb26_english.pdf

16 May, 2007
CDM: Opening of call for input on a new operational entity
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_T1ZI8U3P2KMF8ZMRZYQJQ95JZ8T0BQ/viewnewsitem.html

11 May, 2007
JI: Report of the seventh meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC 07)
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_G9QBRJIBAO9FN0Y8ZLGGOP1EYDPHIU/viewnewsitem.html

7 May, 2007
CDM: Call for Public Inputs on the draft procedure to demonstrate the eligibility of lands for A/R project activities under the CDM
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_EL23SCQ2ZZ8XSTU08IV5PU01VEWB9X/viewnewsitem.html

4 May, 2007
UNFCCC Executive Secretary: worst effects of climate change can be staved off if appropriate international action to mitigate is speedily taken
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070503_ipcc_wgiii_press_release_berlin.pdf

4 May, 2007
CDM: Report of EB 31 available
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_N9OWBEDXJEH8KSQNIP1KBCBEATFOAR/viewnewsitem.html

2 May, 2007
Confusion threatens to limit potential of key Kyoto Protocol mechanism – UNFCCC Executive Secretary
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/070502_pressrel_carbon_expo.pdf

19 April, 2007
JI: JISC 07 - Proposed agenda and annotations
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_14W3HNB824T0YHUR6PLJFZFMPJAHH5/viewnewsitem.html

18 April, 2007
CDM: EB 31 - Proposed agenda and annotations available
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_XLLFCGHGJFGZ9ET85VRC4KQH1KDLI3/viewnewsitem.html

18 April, 2007
CDM: CDM Meth Panel report / CDM AR WG report / CDM SSC WG report
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_PH5S3PC09ZR5WMD3NDZK5TCDP4OW4F/viewnewsitem.html

17 April. 2007
Security Council discussed climate change
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/application/pdf/ukpaper_securitycouncil.pdf

6 April, 2007
UNFCCC Executive Secretary says significant funds needed to adapt to climate change impacts
http://unfccc.int/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/items/3902.php

3 April, 2007
CDM: Call for Experts - CDM Registration and Issuance Team (RIT)
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_GHUF8H3GJ94WBP9Y1A4RIUGZE9O3WU/viewnewsitem.html

2 April, 2007
UNFCCC: Kyoto Protocol’s International Transaction Log on track
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/press/news_room/press_releases_and_advisories/application/pdf/20070204_itl_on_track_english.pdf

27 March, 2007
JI: First final determination regarding a joint implementation project design document
http://ji.unfccc.int/JI_News/issues/issues/I_4292RX5HUQ7Z97HEQW0QD4NZRBCGDY/viewnewsitem.html

25 March, 2007
CDM: Report of EB 30 available
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_2DETEE5DZKK32WSXFT4K22IPNK36SO/viewnewsitem.html

22 March, 2007
CDM: New methodologies submitted, new A/R methodologies submitted and other methodological issues
http://cdm.unfccc.int/CDMNews/issues/issues/I_WTYTBFWH015JHM6K42T1KNIQBWWKC1/viewnewsitem.html

15 -17 March, 2007
Germany releases conclusions of the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/application/pdf/g-8_potsdam_conclusion.pdf

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C. UPCOMING EVENTS
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28 May - 01 June 2007
Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on the Review and Implementation of the Programme of Work on Forest Biodiversity

1 June 2007
Regional Workshop for Africa on implementation of the programme of work on Protected Areas and Capacity-building

18 - 20 June 2007
Workshop on climate related risks and extreme events under the Nairobi Work Programme, Egypt

20 - 22 June 2007
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Thirty Second Meeting, Bonn, Germany, CDM EB-32
To be confirmed

27 - 29 June 2007
Workshop on best practices on conducting TNAs, Bangkok, Thailand

25 - 27 July 2007
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Thirty Third Meeting, CDM EB-33, Bonn, Germany
To be confirmed

20 - 22 August 2007
LEG Stocktaking Meeting
To be confirmed

27 - 31 August 2007
Intersessional: AWG 4 and the Dialogue 4, Vienna, Austria

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D. LATEST NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
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2 January 2007
United Arab Emirates. Initial national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/arenc1.pdf

8 January 2007
Sierra Leone. Initial national communications report of Sierra Leone to the United Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC).
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/slenc1.pdf

30 April 2007
Ireland. Ireland's fourth national communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/irenc4.pdf

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E. WORKING WITH UNFCCC
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1. VACANCIES

13 April - 27 May
VA 07/E011
Information Systems Assistant (G5), CDM/Information Systems and CDM Registry, Sustainable Development Mechanisms (SDM) Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.011.pdf

07 May - 04 June
Information Systems Officer (P3), Integrated Information Systems (IIS), Post No. FRA-2922-V036-P3-001
Reporting, Data and Analysis Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07-015.pdf

08 May - 05 June
Associate Programme Officer (P2), Integrated Information Systems (IIS)
Reporting, Data and Analysis Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.017.pdf

08 May - 05 June
Information Systems Officer (P3), Integrated Information Systems (IIS), Post No. FCA-2922-P3-006
Reporting, Data and Analysis Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.016.pdf

10 May - 07 June
Secretary of the Conference of the Parties (COP), P5, Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.019.pdf

10 May - 07 June
Chief, Financial and Administrative Operations (P5)
Administrative Services
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.018.pdf

11 May - 08 June
Staff Assistant (G5), Management and Coordination
Financial and Technical Support programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.020.pdf

18 May - 15 June
Associate Programme Officer (P2), Management and Coordination
Executive Direction and Management
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07.021.pdf

21 May - 02 July
Chief, Human Resources Unit (P5)
Administrative Services
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie07_022._pdf.pdf

2. PARTICIPATION

Requests for Expression of Interest (EOI)

31 May 2007
Provision of graphic design services
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/secretariat/procurement/expression_of_interest/application/pdf/070511_eoi_graphic.pdf

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F. KYOTO SCOREBOARD
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Kyoto Parties: 173
Annex I Party emissions: 61.6%
Registered CDM projects: 679
Issued CERs: 49,921,501
Expected CERs (by 2012): 930,000,000

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