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UNFCCC Publishes Parties’ Views on Issues Relating to Kyoto Protocol Methodological Issues

UNFCCC8 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the views of parties on the implications of the implementation of certain decisions by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP) at its seventh session, on its previous decisions on methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.13).

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its 36th session, initiated its consideration of the implications on the previous COP/MOP decisions on Kyoto Protocol methodological issues of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 (land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)), 3/CMP.7 (emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms), 4/CMP.7 (various methodological issues), and 5/CMP.7 (consideration of information on potential consequences).

The Secretariat has received submissions on this issue from Australia, Cyprus and the European Commission on behalf of the EU and its member States, Japan, and New Zealand. In their submissions, parties also address how these implications should be addressed. [Publication: Parties' Views on Implications of Implementation of Certain COP/MOP 7 Decisions on Previous COP/MOP Decisions on Kyoto Protocol Methodological Issues]