Second Review of Kyoto Protocol Discussed
1 May 2008: The UNFCCC Secretariat recently organized a workshop in Bonn, Germany, for parties to the Kyoto Protocol to discuss a second review of the Protocol, which will take place later this year.
The workshop was part of preparations for a review of the Protocol scheduled to take place during the fourth Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 4), which will convene in Poznan, Poland, in December 2008.
Topics discussed at the 28-29 April 2008 workshop included: meeting the costs of adaptation and the scope; and effectiveness and functioning of the Protocol's flexible mechanisms, including the Clean Development Mechanism. Preparations for the second review will resume at the twenty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which is taking place in Bonn in June.