Late-breaking news bytes: Friday 6 Nov
Updates brought to you by the ENB team members throughout the day:
group on land-use, land-use change and forestry is continuing to seek agreement on one of
the most contentious issues of the COP-4 negotiations. To date the draft decision calls
for an elaboration by COP-6 or as soon as possible thereafter, of recommendations to
COP/MOP-1 for adoption on: a. definitions related to activities under Article 3.3; b.
guidelines for supplementary information (under the provisions of Article 7.4) for
reporting activities under Article 3.3; and c. Modalities, rules and guidelines as to how,
and which, additional human-induced activities might be included under Article 3.4. The
SBSTA is requested to consider the requirements necessary to operationalize the first
sentence of Article 3.4. While the EU continues to adopt a cautious approach, Australia,
the US, Canada and Iceland are reported to be pressing for an accelerated approach.
Photos and RealAudio from the negotiations, 6 November
| Delegates from Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador (not pictured is
Honduras, the country hardest hit by Hurricane Mitch)
|COP-4 President Maria Julia Alsogaray opened the afternoon Plenary with a minute of silence in memory of the over 11,000 Central Americans who tragically died as a result of Hurricane Mitch|
|Right: Hamdallah Zedan, Acting Executive
Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, addresses the afternoon plenary
and highlights areas where the FCCC and the CBD can collaborate, particularly with respect
to forests and coastal and marine ecosystems
Left: Hama Arba Diallo, Executive Secretary of the Convention to Combat Desertification, disscusses ways in which the FCCC and the CCD can work together in anticipation of the upcoming CCD COP in Dakar, Senegal
|SBSTA Chair Kok Kee Chow, SBI Chair Bakary Kante, COP-4 President Maria Julia Algosary and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Michael Zammit Cutajar in the afternoon Plenary session|
Interview with Kilaparti Ramakrishna
Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Senior Associate for International Law and DIrector of the Programme on Science in Public Affairs provides an overview of progress made during the first weeks negotiations at COP-4 and outlines possible obstacles and outcomes.
Right: Mr. Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Senior Associate for International Law, and Director, Programme on Science in Public Affairs, Wood Hole Research Center
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