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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Enhancing Observer Engagement

19 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBI/2010/16) that synthesizes the proposals made by parties and observer organizations on ways to enhance the engagement of observer organizations.

These include a range of proposals in relation to: substantive inputs; admissions and access; registration and organizational issues; the role of constituencies; guidelines for participation; and practices taken from other processes. Five submissions were received from parties and 16 from observer organizations. The report also reviews the background of observer engagement in the UNFCCC process, as well as previous consideration by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) of ways to enhance the effectiveness of this engagement. This report will be considered by the 33rd session of the SBI, which will take place from 30 November-4 December 2010, in Cancun, Mexico. [The Report]