Twenty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Science and Technology (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) UNFCCC will be held from 3 to 14 June, 2008 in Bonn, Germany.
The second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Joint Action on the Convention (AWG-LCA-2) and the second part of the Fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on further commitments for Annex 1 countries under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP-5) will be held from 2 to 12 June, 2008.
All meetings will be held in Bonn, Germany, at the Hotel Maritim.
Future Climate Talks
The third session of AWG-LCA and the first part of the sixth session of AWG-KP 6, part I, will be held from 21 – 27 August, 2008, in the town of Aqrah, Ghana.
MASS-MEDIA: IZVESTIYA - WARMTH AND SCARED!
Strongest floods and typhoons, expanding deserts and conflicts because of the scarcity of fresh water – it is a possible scenario of effects of global climate change. Symptoms of this planetary disease already are visible in many areas: natural disasters are becoming more destructive and increasingly occur. In Kazakhstan, fortunately, the effects of global warming are not so obvious. But in the future climate change will be more dramatic and dangerous to all spheres of life of Kazakhstan’s people. Meanwhile, our country is not quite ready to global metamorphosis …
In October 2007 the problem of rational use of energy was raised at the highest level. Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke of the need to stimulate the energy conservation. And officials serve to fulfill the order of the President with their zeal. They develop new law, invest in power stations building, asking people not burn light in vain. But all these initiatives are unlikely to yield the desired result. Approach to the problem must be fundamentally different - it should be looked from the perspective of the economy.
Below please find the article "AIR TRADE" published in the newspaper "New Generation" ? 15 from April 18, 2008.
Climate Change Coordination Centre, the OSCE Centre in Astana and the UNDP Country Office in Kazakhstan organize a Roundtable for political people to discuss opportunities for Kazakhstan to participate in voluntary carbon mechanisms UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Political dialogue will provide an opportunity for the parties to exchange views on the usefulness and acceptability of mechanisms for Kazakhstan, the parties will also discuss the necessary institutional, legislative and management changes to give greater attention to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Another objective of the roundtable is intended to raise awareness and understanding of government officials in the "post-Kyoto" issues and changes on the international scene regarding the implementation of the requirements of the UNFCCC. подробнее
BALI CONFERENCE: THESISES OF DECISIONS
- 187 countries meeting in Bali on Saturday agreed to launch negotiations towards a crucial and strengthened international climate change deal.
The decision includes a clear agenda for the key issues to be negotiated up to 2009. These are: action for adapting to the negative consequences of climate change, such as droughts and floods; ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; ways to widely deploy climate-friendly technologies and financing both adaptation and mitigation measures.
Concluding negotiations in 2009 will ensure that the new deal can enter into force by 2013, following the expiry of the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol.