The twenty-fourth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was held from 18-26 May 2006. The first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG) occurred from 17-25 May. These sessions were preceded by the Dialogue on long-term cooperative action to address climate change by enhancing implementation of the Convention, which took place from 15-16 May 2006.
Canada hosted the first Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Montreal in conjunction with the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention.
COP 10 requested the secretariat to convene a seminar of Governmental Experts (SOGE) in order to promote an informal exchange of information on:
(a) Actions relating to mitigation and adaptation to assist Parties to continue to develop effective and appropriate responses to climate change; and
(b) Policies and measures adopted by their respective governments that support implementation of their existing commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol
The twenty-second sessions of the subsidiary bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change occurred between 19 and 27 May 2005. It was preceded by the seminar of governmental experts on 16 and 17 May 2005. Both meetings occurred at the Hotel Maritim, Godesberger Allee, 53175 Bonn, Germany.
COP10 discussed the progress made since the first Conference of the Parties 10 years ago and its future challenges, with special emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation. To promote developing countries better adapt to climate change, the Buenos Aires Plan of Action was adopted. The parties also began discussing the post-Kyoto mechanism, on how to allocate emission reduction obligation following 2012, when the first commitment period ends.