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UNFCCC Logo Eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention and first meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
Palais de Congrès, Montréal, Canada | 28 November-9 December 2005
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Crowds Jam Contact Groups in Montréal

On Thursday, delegates convened in a dozen contact groups and a number of informal consultations to advance work on agenda items under the COP, COP/MOP and subsidiary bodies. Contact groups convened to discuss the CDM Executive Board's report, implications of the CDM for other environmental treaties, joint implementation (JI), capacity building under the Kyoto Protocol, the Protocol's international transaction log, Protocol Article 3.9 (future commitments), research and systematic observation, deforestation in developing countries, Annex I communications, the IPCC Special Report on carbon dioxide capture and storage, the Secretariat's institutional linkage to the UN and privileges and immunities of individuals serving on bodies established under the Protocol. Informal consultations covered issues such as technology transfer, the financial mechanism, mitigation, and emissions from aviation and maritime transport. Above: Some contact groups, like this one on future commitments, were standing-room-only events.


Thursday, 1 December
Contact Groups

The contact group on the CDM executive board report, co-chaired by David Brackett, Canada and André do Lago, Brazil, decided to consider general CDM implementation issues, including the registration deadline for prompt-start projects, environmental integrity, CDM's continuity after 2012, cooperation with entities from non-Kyoto Parties, and technology transfer.

William Agyemang-Bonsu, Ghana, and Thomas Verheye, European Commission, co-chaired the contact group on the IPCC's Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage. Their request to delegations for comments on the Special Report resulted in numerous responses, and the Co-Chairs will consult informally.

In the contact group on implications of the CDM for other environmental treaties, Chair Børsting explained that, based on Parties' submissions and views, options to address perverse incentives from the crediting of HCFC-23 destruction had been identified.

Co-chairs Joyceline Goco, Philippines and Anders Turesson, Sweden, explained that the contact group on capacity-building would be asked to work on two draft decisions, one for developing countries and one for countries with transition economies.

The contact group on future commitments, co-chaired by Alf Wills, South Africa, and David Drake, Canada, heard presentations of submissions by the G-77 and China, European Union, and Japan. The Co-Chairs will prepare a compilation document.
Around COP 11 and COP/MOP 1

Masao Nakayama, Micronesia, chaired the contact group on administrative and institutional matters.

During the contact groups, delegates were frequently seen conferring...

...and reviewing documents.

UN Security welcomed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police local security lead.

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