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of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gasos/thoir not emissions of greenhouse gases

thes. Parties shall also assist othor Parties in adopting similar policies and measuros/theso Parties shall us agreed in IV.2.2 and rv.2.3 of this convention also provide the means to enable the other Partiou to adopt necessary noasures lines develop country policies and measures will/shall

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caissions of carbon dioxido/the total of all greenhouse gases not covered by the Montreal Protocol/emissions of carbon dioxide and othor groenhouse gases not covered by the Kontrol Protocol

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by the you 2000/by the you 1995/15 soon as toasibl.

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best available sclontific knowledge/proved scientific busi.
best available scientific knowledge/proved scientific basis

carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases/all greenhouse gases


line 2 one or more other Parties/doveloped and developing country Parties upan.) line subperu (an()/section IV insert "uitigation and adaptation to climate change after on line 2 bost availablo sciontific Information/proved scientific basis

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Developed country Parties (may provide on a voluntary basis)/(shall commit to the fund established under this convention, through assessed contributions, adequate, now and additionall financial resources, (separat. from agreed official Dovelopment Assistance (ODA) lovels, 1 to meet the (fulll/lagreed l incremental costs of developing country Partia, paying particular attention to the needs of least developed countries, (to be provided on a grant basis), (required to fulfil the commitments under)//to take measures provided for in this convention 1.1/13 to (cover the adaptation and mitigation costs to developing countries that would be needed as a result of]/(mitigate and adapt to the adverse consequences of climate change, and the direct and indirect social and economic costs to dovoloping countries that may result from the implementation of the Convention. ) (other Parties (and international organizations and other institutions) in a position to do so may (also contributoj/I provide contributions on a voluntary basis.)



The Parties shall make every effort to ensure efficient cooperation in and related to technology transfer. (All Parties, particularlyl developed country Parties, shall take all practicable stope to promote the transfer of and (to providej (assured) access to (environmentally sat. and sound) tochnologies and know-how lon concessional, preferontial and most favourable torms) to developing country Parties, paying particular attontion to the need. of least doveloped countries, to enhance their ability to implement this Convention. (The Parties shall identify and take appropriate steps to reduce or ellainate unjustifiable barriers to the transfer of technology. 1 (They should ensure that the (lack of) protection of Intellectual property rights does not hinder such transtor. / In this process, the essential role of endogenous capacities and technologies in developing countries should be enhanced and supported by the developed country Parties.


(12) Dovoloping country Parties shall (in accordance with the objective and Principles itipulated in Sections 11 and ill, and in accordance with their national development plans, priorities, objectives and specific country conditions) (consider taking tousible]/[undertako! nousuros to mitigate climate change (through control of their net, emissions of greenhouse gases (and maintenance and enhancement, where appropriate, of sinks and reservoirs)). (provided that the sagreed]/ituill incremental costs involved are not by the provision of (now, adequate and additional) financial resources from the developed country Part 1..1.1

[(b) Compliance with this convention by developing country Parties will be dependent upon the offective implementation of the provisions of this convention on financial resources and transfer of technology. I

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1. The Partia shall give full consideration to the specific needs, including for the transfer of technology and/or funding in accordance with the provisions of the Convention, of developing country Partios especially

(a) small island countries;


countries with low lying coastal arous,
countries with arid and semi-urid arus and forested areas,

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countries with urous prone to natural disasters,



countries with aroas liable to drought and desertification and
forost decayi
countries with arou of high urban atmosphoric pollution
countries with arous with fragile ecosysteas including mountainous



countries whose economia, arı highly dopondont on income generated from the production, processing and export, and/or on consumption of fossil fuels and associated energy intensive products; and

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2. The Parties shall take full account of the specific noods and special situations of the loust developed countries in thoir action with regard to funding and transfer of technology.

(3. The Parties shall develop and adopt u "groen plan' with appropriate emergency measures and mechanisms for the protection and recovery of fragile ecosystems, particularly urid and seni arid arous affected by drought and desertification in Africa, in order to limit thoir vulnerabiiity to climate change. )

The Parties shall, in accordance with Article ...2/ take into consideration, in the laplementation of the conditaonto of the Convention, and in the adoption of concreto musurus, the situation of Partios, particularly doveloping country partia, whose economies are highly dependent on the production and/or export of fousil fuels and associated energy intensivo products and/or the use of fossil fuel. for which such parties have serious difficulties in switching to alternativos. s. The resor recogniso that in the accoptance and the implementation of the commitment of the Convention, a certain degree of flexibility has to be given to couries with economies in transition, which are in the stage of transit from teatrally planned system to market economy, to enhance their ability to cope with climate change.

2 Subject to the formulation of institutions and their function. (Conference of the partie, Implementation Committee, Disputos Settlement Procedures, etc.) to be drafted by working Group il.




SYSTEUTIC OBSERVATION WIND COOP RUTION 1. Each Party shall promoto and cooperate in scientific, technological, technical, socio-economic and other research (and development), systematic observation and development of data archives related to the ciimato system and aloing to further the understanding and to reduce and clarity the remaining uncertainties regarding causes and offects of climate change and regarding the economic and social consequences of alternative response strategies (as elaborated in Annex 11.

Option 1

12. Partia that do not have the indigenous capability to undertako research and development will be ensured assistance in these areas.) Option 2

12. The Parties shall take into account the particular concerns and needs of doveloping countries and (sook to promote thol (laprove thoir) capacity and capability (of all parties) to participate in these cooperative of forti.l.

Option 3

12. The Parties shall take into account the particular concerns and needs of developing countrius.)


12. The Parties shall take into account the particular concerns and needs of developing countries and seek to improve their capacity and their capability to participate in those cooperative efforts. In doing so, the Parties shali work towards the improvement of the capability of developing countries to collect and assess climate information, propar. not emission inventories,

possible impacts of global warming and the cost effective response to it and participate in international research and development programs and in the promotion of the development and transfer of environmentally sate technologies and technical as well as financial assistance.)

The Parties shall support international and intergovernmental offorts to strongthen the observational networks and data collection as well as scientific and technical research capacities particularly in developing countries (for timely axchange of relevant scientific and technological information. Special measures shall be implemented to promoto access to data obtained from arou. beyond national jurisdiction. ]

The Parties shall also seek to minimize duplication of effort in resears. and systematic observation by utilizing, where possible, existing competent International and intergovernmental bodies.


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In order to achieve the objective of the Convention, the Parties (shall) (mayı facilitato and encourage, Itaking into account the special circumstances of developing countria,l directly or i. as far as possible, 1 through (existing] competent international and intergovernmental organizations, full iopon) and timely exchange of relevant scientific, technological, technical, socio-economic and legal (available) information (as described in Annex II). (The Partios recognize that cooperation under this Annox has to be consistent with national lawi, regulations and practices regarding patents, trade secrets and protection of confidential and proprietary information. Il




1. In order to increase the understanding of climate change (and the uncertainties surrounding it! and to facilitate appropriate responses, the Parties shall promote education, training and public awareness related to climate change.



At the national (and/or regionall level and in accordance with (national laws and regulations] (the means) at their disposal, the Parties shall promote and facilitato: (a) The development and implementation of education and public

awareness programmes on climate changes
(b) Public access to Information on climate changes

Public participation in addressing climate change issues and

developing appropriate responses; and
(d) Appropriate training of scientific, technical and managerial




3. At the international lovel, using existing organizations,
institutions and channels where appropriate, the Parties shall cooperato in
and promote:
(a) The development and exchange of educational and public awareness

material on climate change; and
(b) The development and implementation of education and training

programmes, including the exchange or secondment of personnel, in

particular for developing countries.
(Mtornative to paragraph 3(b)
(b) The development and implementation of education and training

programes should be carried out by:
(1) Providing courses and skills particularly to developing

countries in the developed countries' institutions in the
short and medium torms

In the long term, isotot developing countries to build such institutions on their own; and



Exchange or sec

of personnel to train experts in this field in the developing countries. Il

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