UNFCCC Publishes COP 16 and COP/MOP 6 Agendas

9 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional annotated agendas for the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) (FCCC/CP/2010/1) and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 6) (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/1), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November-10 December 2010.

The 33rd sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the 15th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), and the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) will also be held in conjunction with COP 16 and COP/MOP 6.

Under COP 16, items for consideration include: the report of the AWG-LCA; consideration of proposals by parties under Article 17 of the Convention (adoption of protocols under the Convention); second review of the adequacy of Article 4, paragraph 2(a) and (b) (developed country commitments); review of implementation of commitments and other provisions of the Convention; and administrative, financial and institutional matters. The session will also include a high-level segment, which will be inaugurated in the afternoon of Tuesday, 7 December, and continue until Friday, 10 December 2010. National statements will be heard in joint meetings of the COP and the COP/MOP during the high-level segment on 8-9 December.

Under COP/MOP 6, parties will consider, inter alia: reports of the subsidiary bodies and decisions and conclusions arising therefrom; report of the AWG-KP; consideration of proposals by parties for amendments to the Kyoto Protocol; issues relating to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); issues relating to Joint Implementation (JI); matters relating to compliance under the Kyoto Protocol; Adaptation Fund; and review of implementation of commitments and of other provisions of the Kyoto Protocol. [COP 16 Agenda] [COP/MOP 6  Agenda]