The seminar was held on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17, May 2005 at the Hotel Maritim in Bonn, Germany. It consisted of an opening session and two three-hour sessions from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm each day, (four sessions in total).
The seminar was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Masaki Konishi, Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs, Japan, and Mr. Chow Kok Kee, Director General, Malaysian Metrological Service, Malaysia. They were selected by the groups of Parties included and not included in Annex I to the Convention, respectively.
The opening session was followed by presentations from Parties in segments of four presentations followed by question and answer periods facilitated by the co-chairs. Presentations were limited to seven minutes to enable the widest possible participation and discussion. A total of 27 government experts made presentations and representatives of three non-governmental organizations made statements.
Each of the four presentation sessions concluded with a general discussion among participants. These discussion sessions focused on the two main themes of the seminar and input provided by the presentations.
The seminar was open to attendance by governments and observer organizations. Experts were invited to make presentations and to provide the secretariat with abstracts of these presentations in advance. All presentations, abstracts and supplementary information are available on CD-ROM or at <unfccc.int>.
Participating countries and non-governmental organizations
(i) Experts from the following 26 countries made presentations at the seminar:
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
United States of America
|In addition, a presentation was made by an expert from the European Commission.
(ii) Participants from the following non-governmental organization and constituencies spoke at the seminar:
- Mr. Nick Campbell of the International Chamber of Commerce, speaking on behalf of the business and industry non-governmental organizations (BINGOs)
- Mr. Sanjay Vashist of Climate Action Network International, speaking on behalf of the environment non-governmental organizations (ENGOs)
- Mr. Salimul Huq of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, speaking on behalf of the research and independent non-governmental organizations (RINGOs)