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UNFCCC Publishes Document on Arrangements for Intergovernmental Meetings

7 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note by the Executive Secretary on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings (FCCC/SBI/2010/8).  This document addresses three main topics: the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5); future sessional periods; and organization of the intergovernmental process.

Under the first item, information on the sessions is provided, including an organizational scenario and possible elements of the provisional agendas. Regarding future sessional periods, the document addresses arrangements for additional sessions of the Ad Hoc Working Groups in 2010, as well as preparations for COP 17 and COP/MOP 7. Guidance by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) is also invited regarding the dates for the four regular sessional periods in 2014 and 2015. On the organization of the intergovernmental process, the document focuses on engagement of observer organizations. This document will be considered by the 32nd session of the SBI, which will convene from 31 May-9 June 2010, in Bonn, Germany. [The Document]