UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation begins work

Bonn, 15 May 2015 (Indrajit Bose)

The fortieth session of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) opened on 4 June 2014 at the ongoing climate change talks in Bonn, scheduled to continue till 15 June.

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice, (SBSTA), also began its work on 4 June but its plenary was suspended and will resume on 6 June. The current SBI session has a number of crucial issues to address. These include matters relating to the mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and clean development mechanism (CDM), issues related to the least developed countries, National Adaptation Plans, second review of the Adaptation Fund, Warsaw international mechanism for loss and damage associated with climate change, 2013-2015 Review, technology development and transfer and response measures. Some of these issues such as the Warsaw international mechanism on loss and damage, technology development, 2013-2015 review and transfer and response measures are under the joint consideration of both the subsidiary bodies.
At the SBI opening session, Parties presented their initial views and concerns on the agenda items. These will now be taken up either through informal consultations among Parties or ...

Bonn News Update 3

UNFCCC / SBI 40
4 June - 15 June 2014, Bonn, Germany
by Indrajit Bose
Bonn, 15 May 2015