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UNFCCC workshop for the development of a work programme on Article 6 of the Convention: Education, Training and Public Awareness


10:30 - 19:30







Bonn, Germany
2– 3 June 2002

The workshop was organized by the secretariat on 2-3 June in Bonn and aimed at identifying the priority areas, and to develop a work programme on Article 6 of the Convention, as called for by the SBSTA at its fifteenth session. While proposals had been made on how to promote the implementation of Article 6, further work was needed by Parties to:

(a) Prioritize their needs as identified in FCCC/SBSTA/2001/6 and Add.1;
(b) Identify elements of good practice, information products and mechanisms for information exchange;
(c) Consider the needs and recommendations from the CGE contained in FCCC/SBI/2001/15 concerning education, training and public awareness; and,
(d) Better integrate the reporting of Article 6 within their National Communications.

The SBSTA also recognized the potential contribution of UN organizations and IGOs/NGOs. Therefore, the workshop activities also included: considering information received from UN organizations and IGOs/NGOs on their activities relating to Article 6 ; identifying how these organizations could support Parties, particularly non Annex I Parties and Parties with economies in transition, in implementing a work programme at the national level; and, reviewing the role of the secretariat in supporting the work programme, such as, compilation of lessons learned, best practices and information products.

Agenda (15 kB)

List of participants (48 kB)

Workshop Report

Background papers

Elements for a possible SBSTA work programme on Article 6 of the Convention (38 kB)

Background paper (31 kB)

Draft paper on the activities of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations on UNFCCC Article 6 (694 kB)

Draft report on the dissemination of the IPCC Third Assessment Report (TAR) (79 kB)


Objectives and outputs of the workshop (20 kB)
Ms. Laurence Pollier, Programme Officer, Sustainable Development Programme, UNFCCC Secretariat
Mr. Chad Carpenter, Consultant

Key issues arising from national activities related to the implementation of Article 6 - The Experience of Bostwana
(156 kB) Mr. David Lesolle, Botswana

The experience of CCD
(22 kB) Ms. Cheemin Kwon, UNCCD

The experience of CBD
(245 kB) Mr. Alexander Haydendael, CBD

Institutional framework for public participation & awareness raising in the climate change process (13 kB)
Mr. Youba Sokona, ENDA-TM

North-South partnership opportunities (1391 kB)
Mr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Belgium

Training young professionals through the internship programme (275 kB)
Ms. Heather Creech, IISD

Disseminating messages from the IPCC reports in support of Article 6 of UNFCCC
(12 kB) Mr. Svein Tveidtal, UNEP-GRID

Communicating Climate Change
(982 kB) Ms. Wendy Goldstein, IUCN

Article 6: Synergies between conventions
(21 kB) Mr. Kevin Grose, Manager Information Services, UNFCCC

Paper on education, training and public awareness on climate change (48 kB)
Mr. Kalipada Chatterjeee, India