Event dates: Tuesday, 4th December 2007 09:00 AM to Thursday, 13th December 2007 17:00 PM

Location: Bali, Indonesia Contact: Announcements
United Nations Climate Change Conference

Bali, Indonesia - The conference brings together representatives of over 180 countries to reach agreement on the various adaptation and mitigation strategies available.

What is COP 13?
COP13 which will be held in Bali this December will see the gathering of government leaders under the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCC) to reach agreement on the various adaptation and mitigation strategies available.

The Conference, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, brings together representatives of over 180 countries together with observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the media. The two week period includes the sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, its subsidiary bodies as well as the Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol. A ministerial segment in the second week will conclude the Conference.

Provisional agenda
1. Opening of the session.
2. Organizational matters:
(a) Election of the President of the Conference at its thirteenth session;
(b) Adoption of the rules of procedure;
(c) Adoption of the agenda;
(d) Election of officers other than the President;
(e) Admission of organizations as observers;
(f) Organization of work, including the sessions of the subsidiary bodies;
(g) Date and venue of the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties and the calendar of meetings of Convention bodies;
(h) Adoption of the report on credentials.
3. Reports of the subsidiary bodies and decisions and conclusions arising therefrom:
(a) Report of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice;
(b) Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation.
4. Report of the co-facilitators of the dialogue on long-term cooperative action to address climate change by enhancing implementation of the Convention.
5. Fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
6. Review of implementation of commitments and of other provisions of the Convention:
(a) Financial mechanism of the Convention;
(b) National communications:
(i) National communications from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention;
(ii) National communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention;
(c) Development and transfer of technologies;
(d) Capacity-building under the Convention;
(e) Implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Convention:
(i) Implementation of the Buenos Aires programme of work on adaptation and response measures (decision 1/CP.10);
(ii) Matters relating to the least developed countries;
(f) Other matters referred to the Conference of the Parties by the subsidiary bodies.
7. Reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries: approaches to stimulate action.
8. Second review of the adequacy of Article 4, paragraph 2 (a) and (b), of the Convention.1
9. Administrative, financial and institutional matters:
(a) Budget performance in the biennium 2006–2007;
(b) Programme budget for the biennium 2008–2009.
10. High-level segment.
11. Statements by observer organizations.
12. Other matters.
13. Conclusion of the session:
(a) Adoption of the report of the Conference on its thirteenth session;
(b) Closure of the session.

More information will be posted by the UNFCCC secretariat as it becomes available. In addition, the Government of Indonesia will launch a website providing detailed information on visas, local conditions and hotels.

CIFOR and co-hosts will be holding the first ever Forest Day on 8 December 2007 as an event parallel to COP13. Forest Day will see CIFOR and partner organizations presenting an international forum on forest and climate change policies at the global, national and local levels.

Services for participants

Rental of offices

Emilya ROSA
PT. Antheus Indonesia
Jl. KS Tubun Raya No. 19
Jakarta 10260 - Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 5303111
Fax: +62 21 5303113
Mobile: +62 811918990
email: rosa@antheus.co.id


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