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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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"I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees" at COP-11

On Tuesday, delegates convened in SBI and SBSTA plenary meetings and in contact groups. SBI considered the financial mechanism and other financial, administrative and institutional matters, as well as capacity building under the UNFCCC and under the Kyoto Protocol, and implementation of UNFCCC Article 4.8 and 4.9 (adverse effects). SBSTA discussed research and systematic observation, cooperation with relevant organizations, methodological issues under the Kyoto Protocol, and technology transfer. Contact groups also began their work, with meetings in the evening on the financial mechanism, mitigation, adaptation and Annex I communications. Above: Beatrice Ahimbisibwe, Uganda, Ole Petenya Yusuf-Shani, Kenya, and the Lorax, Dr. Seuss character, appeared at a press conference to support agenda item #6, a proposal from Papua New Guinea and others on approaches to reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries.


Tuesday, 29 November
Subsidiary Body for Implementation

SBI is chaired by Thomas Becker, Denmark, with Janos Pastor as Coordinator.

Richard Hosier, GEF, summarized the GEF report to the COP.

Speaking for the G-77/CHINA, Bernarditas Muller, Philippines, underlined "grave concerns" on matters relating to the financial mechanism.

Philip Weech, UNFCCC Secretariat, noted that discussions on operationalizing the SCCF would proceed based on the draft text from SBI 22.
Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

SBSTA is chaired by Abdullatif Benrageb, Libya, with Halldor Thorgeirsson as coordinator.

Paul Mason, GCOS, presented a report on the Global Climate Observing System.

Peter Bridgewater, Ramsar Convention Secretariat, stressed the influence of wetland management on climate change.

John Latham, GTOS, presented a report on the Global Terrestrial Observing System.
Press Conferences

EU Press Conference

US Press Conference

Sarah Hendry, UK EU Presidency

Artur Runge-Metzger, European Commission

Harlan Watson, US
Around COP-11

Members of the Tuvalu delegation confer in SBI.

EU delegates watch the US press conference in the corridor.

An art exhibit in Palais de Congrès.

David Runnalls and Jo-Ellen Parry, IISD.

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