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The Organization of Global Negotiations by Joanna Depledge

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5

Bureaux

The Bureau is necessary… but it doesn't always work (interview).

Introduction

This short chapter discusses the role of the COP Bureau in organizing the climate change negotiation process. In doing so, it also touches on the roles of the other Bureaux in the regime, namely the Bureaux of the two permanent subsidiary bodies – the SBSTA and SBI – and the Bureaux of the two former ad hoc bodies, the AGBM and AG13.1 The chapter begins by looking at the formal mandate and functions of Bureaux, before examining the actual contributions that Bureaux have made to the climate change regime at different points in the negotiation process.

Composition

COP Bureau

It is common in multilateral negotiations for the presiding officer to be assisted ...

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