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European Regional Workshop on the Implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC
"Le Grand Hornu"
6 - 8 May 2003
The workshop is being organized in response to a request by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and
Technological Advice (SBSTA) at its fifteenth session (FCCC/SBSTA/2001/8,
para. 45 (f)), reaffirmed at its sixteenth session (FCCC/SBSTA/2002/13,
para.52(b)). It is co-hosted by the Belgian Federal State Secretary for Energy and Sustainable
Development, the Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, the Federal Office
for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs, and the Minister for Transport, Mobility and Energy and the
Minister for Physical Planning and Environment of the Walloon Region.
Thanks to the support of the Interministerial Task Force on Climate Change of France, simultaneous
interpretation will be provided in English, French and Russian.
The purpose of the workshop, in accordance with the above-mentioned SBSTA conclusions, is to contribute to
the further development and implementation of the New Delhi work programme on Article 6, as adopted by the
Conference of the Parties at its eighth session ( Decision 11/CP.8),
in the wider European region and to advance the work on assessing needs, identifying priorities, sharing
experience and exchanging information on related activities between UNFCCC Parties and interested
stakeholders in this region.
As called for in the New Delhi work programme, the workshop also aims at enhancing cooperation and
coordination between Parties at the regional level in developing and implementing Article 6 activities,
including the identification of partners and networks with intergovernmental and non-governmental
organisations, the private sector, regional and local governments, and community-based organisations.