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United Nations Office at Nairobi, Gigiri, Kenya | 6-17 November 2006
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Negotiations Continue in Small Groups

On Saturday, delegates met in contact groups and informal consultations on a range of issues, including the adaptation programme of work, Annex I and non-Annex I communications, AWG, the Belarus proposal, capacity building, deforestation, education and public awareness (UNFCCC Article 6), HCFC-22 and HFC-23, privileges and immunities, research and systematic observation, response measures, review of the Protocol (Article 9), and technology transfer.

Above: Delegates from the United States, Argentina, Sudan, Ghana and South Africa (for the G-77) huddle to reach agreement on text during informal consultations on the adaptation five-year programme of work.


Saturday, 11 November
SBSTA Contact Group: Development and Transfer of Technologies

Above: Delegates from Japan, the United States and Canada conferred during the contact group on technology transfer. Below: Delegates from Europe conferred during the contact group on technology transfer.

SBI Contact Group: Capacity Building

The contact group on capacity building, co-chaired by Helmut Hojesky, Austria, and Crispin d'Auvergne, Saint Lucia, considered capacity building under the Convention. Participants discussed two proposed draft texts from the EU and G-77/China. Little progress was made, and consultations will continue on Monday.

Angela Churie-Kallhauge, Sweden, conferred with a United Kingdom delegate during the contact group on capacity building.
SBI Informal Consultations on Convention Article 6

Informal consultations on Article 6 of the Convention were chaired by Marie Jaudet, France. Negotiations focused on the review of the New Delhi work programme and the timeline for an enhanced work programme. Consultations will continue on Monday.

SBSTA Informal consultations on Research and Systematic Observation

Informal consultations on Research and Systematic Observation, co-chaired by Stefan Rösner, Germany, and Soobaraj Nayroo Sok Appadu, Mauritius, resulted in draft conclusions to be submitted to the SBSTA Chair.
Informal consultations on the Adaptation Five-Year Programme of Work

Judy Beaumont, South Africa for the G-77/China, conferred with Paul Watkinson, France for the EU, during informal consultations on the Adaptation Five-Year Programme of Work.
Around COP 12

NGO participants chatted with members of the Brazilian delegation.

Britta Freitag, Climate Alliance, spoke at the Climate Change Kiosk on the "Zoom - Kids on the Move" program, which promotes sustainable mobility among European schoolchildren.

Elmer Holt, United States, conferred with technology transfer contact group Co-Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize.

Stefania Proietti, Perugia University, spoke at the Climate Change Kiosk on technologies for mitigation of greenhouse gases.

As discussions got down to fine details, delegates held informal consultations anywhere possible - even in the breezeways.

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