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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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COP 11 and COP/MOP 1 Enter Crucial Second Week

On Monday, delegates convened in contact groups and informal consultations on numerous issues, including Protocol Article 3.9 (future commitments), the financial mechanism, the CDM Executive Board's report, joint implementation, technology transfer, deforestation in developing countries, capacity building, compliance, adaptation, mitigation, privileges and immunities for those serving on bodies established under the Kyoto Protocol, emissions from aviation and maritime transport, and the determination of a quantified emission reduction commitment for Belarus. Above: G-77/China delegations discussed matters in the financial contact group on the GEF Report to the COP.


Monday, 5 December
Contact Groups

In the financial contact group on the GEF report to the COP, delegates agreed to revised draft SBI conclusions that are consistent with the contact group's previous decision that the conclusions should be short and focus on taking note of the report.

In the working group on deforestation in developing countries, Chair Hernán Carlino (Argentina) presented draft conclusions he said sought to balance Parties' various perspectives.

Delegates from the EU and Papua New Guinea confered during the deforestation working group.

Thelma Krug, Brazil, shared a laugh with Darren Goetze, Canada, during the deforestation working group.

Speaking for the G-77/China, Papua New Guinea stressed the need to address both technical and policy aspects of deforestation.

Co-Chair Holger Liptow (Germany) reported to the contact group on technology transfer that a draft decision had been approved during informal consultations late Saturday, pending an agreement on draft conclusions

Elmer Holt, United States, highlighted constructive informal discussions and noted that the G-77/China's draft decision had been used as a basis for negotiations.

Delegates in the technology transfer working group reviewed draft documents.

Delegates huddled during the working group on CDM.

Chairs of the contact group on future commitments prepared for the start of discussions.

The contact group on future commitments continued informal consultations.

Delegates contemplated the climate impact of the deforestation necessary to produce handouts.

A polar bear asked for information on solar energy.

Delegates checked their e-mail in the computer room.

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