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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFCCC Newsletter
16 February 2006

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To mark the one-year anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol’s entry into force, on 16 February 2005, the UNFCCC secretariat is launching this inaugural edition of the UNFCCC newsletter.  During a web survey conducted in 2005, the concept of a UNFCCC newsletter stood out as the number one new web service demanded by participants.  This newsletter will consolidate information from across all the UNFCCC web sites, providing an overview of what is new. It is designed to provide a forum for UNFCCC programmes to draw attention to key developments in their respective fields. For the greatest compatibility, it is in plain text, allowing users to link through to individual items.

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IN THIS EDITION
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A. IN FOCUS
B. ANNOUNCEMENTS
C. UPCOMING EVENTS
D. WORKING WITH UNFCCC
     1. CDM PARTICIPATION
     2. VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS


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A. IN FOCUS
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RICHARD KINLEY--THE WORLD ‘CAN TAKE HEART’ FROM THE MONTREAL CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE
The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2005, held in Montreal, Canada, from 28 November to the early hours of 10 December, was one of the largest of its kind, with 9,500 participants, including the UN Deputy Secretary-General and the Canadian Prime Minister, as well as a record participation from Governments and environmental and business non-governmental organizations. The Conference was also historic, since it served as the first-ever meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, which entered into force on 16 February 2005. 

The results of the Conference go beyond what was widely expected.  To learn more, visit:
http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2005/issue4/0405p74.html


LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES EXPERT GROUP (LEG)
The UNFCCC secretariat’s Least Developed Countries (LDC) Support Unit assists the LDC Expert Group (LEG) to implement its work programme.  The LEG, in an advisory capacity, provides technical advice to LDC Parties onthe preparation and implementation of their national adaptation programmes of actions (NAPA). To achieve this, the LEG works closely with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which manages the LDC Fund and provides financial support to the NAPA process.  The Implementing Agencies of the GEF, the UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank play a pivotal role in the assistance provided to LDC's in the preparation and implementation of  NAPAs. For more information on LDC Parties participation and LEG work for NAPAs, please visit the UNFCCC secretariat's LDC web section, available in English and French.
http://unfccc.int/ldc

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B. ANNOUNCEMENTS
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14 Feb 2006
The secretariat is updating all contact information on admitted observer organizations.  It is important that all organizations respond to the Notification, otherwise it could impair any communication exchange and slow down the registration process for sessions and applications for side events and exhibits, both of which need to be communicated through a designated contact point. 

13 Feb
EB23--Annotations to the proposed agenda: CDM Meth Panel report, CDM SSC WG report
http://cdm.unfccc.int/getNews?id=I_TX73ZJKXYT26CE316QCRN38HT0AQCR

10 Feb 2006
The secretariat launched a JI section on the UNFCCC web site
http://cdm.unfccc.int/getNews?id=I_981Z9PUB3KBGX3CTUOJROW5M3ZX8RO

10 Feb 2006
The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC), at its first meeting, requested the secretariat to open a call for public input with regard to guidance on criteria for baseline setting and monitoring for JI projects.  The deadline for submission is 1 March 2006.
http://ji.unfccc.int/CallForInputs/BaselineSettingMonitoring/

10 Feb 2006
Cape Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the Kyoto Protocol.  There are now 161 states and regional economic integration organizations that are party to the Kyoto Protocol; the total percentage of Annex 1 Parties’ emissions is 61.6%.
http://unfccc.int/2613

9 Feb 2006
Read the latest Fourth National Communications under the Convention and the latest Reports Demonstrating Progress under the Kyoto Protocol.
http://unfccc.int/3625

17 Jan 2006
Upcoming deadlines for submission of views or information by Parties
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/files/parties_and_observers/notifications/application/pdf/notice_060117_info_request.pdf (282 kB)

25 Jan 2006
Key dates for the Twenty-Fourth Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies (first sessional period)
17 Feb: Deadline for provisional admission for new NGOs and IGOs
27 March-7 Apr: On-line applications for side events and exhibits
  IGO: http://unfccc.int/2537
  NGO: http://unfccc.int/2370

5 Jan 2006
CDM: Request for issuance under review
http://cdm.unfccc.int/getNews?id=I_V5L82GY0C8WMWJBC17HXK1SHSHT5U8

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C. UPCOMING EVENTS
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22-24 Feb 2006
Bonn, Germany
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, Twenty Third Meeting
http://cdm.unfccc.int/EB

1-3 Mar 2006
Bonn, Germany
First Meeting of the Compliance Committee
http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?id=428&out=detail

8,10-11 Mar 2006
Bonn, Germany
Second meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee
http://ji.unfccc.int/Sup_Committee/Meetings/Sup_Committee/Meetings/Second_Meeting/index.html

9-10 Mar 2006
Bonn, Germany
UNFCCC Technical Workshop on Joint Implementation
http://ji.unfccc.int/Workshop/March_2006

9-11 Mar 2006
Brussels, Belgium
Working session of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (closed meeting)

13 Mar - 15 Jul 2006
Vienna, Austria
Informal meeting of experts/representatives to complete the list of activities of the 5-year work programme

17-18 Mar 2006
Jakarta, Indonesia
Sixth Meeting of the CGE on National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties

20-24 Mar 2006
Jakarta, Indonesia
CGE Hands-on Training Workshop on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments for the Asia and the Pacific Region
http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?id=431&out=detail

6-8 April 2006
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) meeting will follow a LDC-GEF Consultation on Operationalizing the Least Developed Countries Fund

10-12 May 2006
Bonn, Germany
Meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism
http://cdm.unfccc.int/EB

15-26 May 2006
First sessional period in 2006, Twenty-Fourth Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB 24), and the Ad hoc working group on further commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG)

27-29 May 2006
Bonn, Germany
Third meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee
http://ji.unfccc.int/Sup_Committee/Meetings

6-17 Nov 2006
Second sessional period in 2006

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D. WORKING WITH UNFCCC
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1. CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM (CDM) PARTICIPATION

Through the year, UNFCCC will issue numerous calls for public and Parties’ input on CDM project activities, operational entities, proposed new methodologies, and the quality of proposed CDM project activities.  They will announce calls for experts in the area of accreditation and methodologies. To stay informed:
Visit the CDM website: http://cdm.unfccc.int
Subscribe to the CDM News facility: http://cdm.unfccc.int/myaccount.html

Till the end of March 2006
Calls for experts to replace members in the panels and working groups of the CDM Executive Board whose term will end in June 2006.

25 Jan 2006
Opening of call for input on a new operational entity
http://cdm.unfccc.int/getNews?id=I_J7UVUEGTZI4IK5LK0PQ419AGCM8UM6

20 Jan 2006
Call for experts: CDM Accreditation Panel Member
http://cdm.unfccc.int/getNews?id=I_PJFHHSMNFM3YJMY4EXF85UTYECX8P6

6 Jan 2006
Opening of call for inputs on double-counting / Other methodological issues
http://cdm.unfccc.int/getNews?id=I_YT388LPO2G4J0F8Q5PX6GZBLQF2S9N

2. VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS

16 Feb - 16 Mar
Team Assistant (G4), Management and Coordination
Executive Direction and Management
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.003.pdf (24 kB)

15-26 Feb
Four IT Experts as follows: Project Manager, J2EE Programmer, Visual Basic/NET Programme, Database Administrator/Designer
Reporting, Data and Analysis Programme
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.consultancyITforRDA.pdf (36 kB)

14 Feb - 14 Mar
Documents Management Assistant (G4), Conference Affairs Services, Documents Unit
Intergovernmental and Conference Affairs
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06.002.pdf (26 kB)

7 Feb - 4 Mar
Programme Officer, P4
Joint Implementation (JI) Section, Project-Based Mechanisms Programme (PBM)
(PDF) http://unfccc.int/tools_xml/ie06-001.pdf (25 kB)


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