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UNFCCC Logo Twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention and second meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
United Nations Office at Nairobi, Gigiri, Kenya | 6-17 November 2006
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Delegates Adopt COP/MOP Agenda in Nairobi

On Thursday, COP/MOP reconvened to finalize its agenda and to consider issues relating to the CDM, the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee, the Compliance Committee, a proposal from Belarus to amend Annex B of the Protocol, and the Russian proposal on voluntary commitments. In addition, contact groups and informal consultations took place throughout the day on issues such as the Adaptation Fund, reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries, issues under the AWG, and capacity building under both the UNFCCC and the Protocol.

Above: Oleg Shamanov, the Russian Federation, discusses the Russian proposal on voluntary commitments with Khalid Mohammed Abuleif and Aysar Ahmad Tayeb, Saudi Arabia.


Thursday, 9 November
COP/MOP


President Kibwana reminded delegates that the COP/MOP had agreed earlier in the week to continue working on the basis of its provisional agenda, with the exception of an item on the Russian proposal.

José Domingos Gonzalez Miguez, Chair of the CDM Executive Board, reported significant growth in the use of the CDM in the past year and a significant increase expected in the Board's workload over the next 12 months.

Colombia, on behalf of several countries in the region, suggested that the Executive Board had exceeded its mandate in relation to forestry issues by incorporating new elements not agreed on by the COP/MOP.

Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee Chair Daniela Stoycheva, Bulgaria, presented the JISC's first annual report, explaining that the JISC is facing a US$2 million shortfall but could become self-financing by 2009.

Mohamed Salim Sorour Al-Sabban, Saudi Arabia, reported on the First International Conference on the CDM, held this September in Riyadh.

Steve Sawyer, Greenpeace International, for the Climate Action Network, urged a mandate to COP/MOP3 to conclude negotiations by COP/MOP4 and noted that, notwithstanding historical and common but differentiated responsibilities, non-Annex I countries will also need to cut emissions.
SBI Contact Group: Adaptation Fund

Co-chaired by Adrian Macey, New Zealand, and Philip Gwage, Uganda, the contact group on the Adaptation Fund began consideration of the Fund's overarching principles.

A representative of Indigenous Peoples.

Patricia Bliss-Guest, GEF.

Bernaditas Castro-Muller, Philippines, conferred with German Velasquez, UNEP.

Jukka Uosukainen, Finland.
AWG Contact Group

AWG Chair Zammit Cutajar suggested an approach to a programme of work based on clusters of quantitative and qualitative issues and invited parties to respond.

Raphael Azeredo, Brazil, conferred with Khalid Mohammed Abuleif, Saudi Arabia and Alf Wills, South Africa.
SBSTA Contact Group: Reducing emissions from deforestation

Having agreed on the need for a second workshop before SBSTA 26, the contact group on reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries, chaired by Audun Rosland, New Zealand, and Hernán Carlino, Argentina, focused on the scope of that workshop.

Kevin Conrad, Papua New Guinea, suggested the workshop focus on existing as well as new proposals to address deforestation.

Thelma Krug, Brazil, proposed moving ahead by focusing on specific policy issues and, once these are refined, looking at relevant technical needs.

Jim Penman, United Kingdom, speaking for the EU, stressed the importance of also addressing technical and methodological issues.
UNFCCC Press Briefing

UNFCCC Secretariat Head of Communications and Media John Hay, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer and José Domingos Gonzalez Miguez, Chair of the CDM Executive Board, appeared at the daily press breifing.
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