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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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Nocturnal Negotiations in Nairobi

On Monday, the COP/MOP plenary convened to consider the Russian proposal on voluntary commitments. There were also contact groups and informal consultations throughout the day and into the night on issues such as the Adaptation Fund, adaptation programme of work, Annex I communications, AWG issues, capacity building, the CDM, Decision 1/CP.10 (in relation to response measures), deforestation, education and public awareness (UNFCCC Article 6), the financial mechanism, Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC), Kazakhstan's base year, review of the Protocol (Article 9), Special Climate Change Fund, and technology transfer.

Above: Participants in a small breakout group from the contact group on capacity building worked to develop agreed text in a corridor during the evening.


Monday, 13 November
COP/MOP Plenary


Outti Berghäll, Finland, conferred with Oleg Shamanov, the Russian Federation.

William Agyemang-Bonsu (Ghana) reported on the status of consultations on the Russian proposal on procedures for the approval of voluntary commitments.

President Kibwana deferred consideration of the Russian proposal in plenary until later in the week.
SBI contact group: Progress on Implementation of Decision 1/CP.10

Co-Chair Angela Churie-Kallhauge, Sweden, presented revised draft conclusions noting discussions at SBI 25 and that talks will continue at SBI 26, with a view to adopting a decision at COP 13.
SBI contact group: Financial Mechanism

Jozef Buys, Belgium for the EU, chatted with Co-Chair Osita Anaedu, Nigeria.
SBI contact group: Capacity Building

Delegates from the United Kingdom for the EU, and Tanzania for the G-77/China, conferred with Co-Chairs Hojesky and d'Auvergne.
SBSTA contact group: Deforestation in Developing Countries

Co-Chairs Audun Rosland, Norway, and Hernán Carlino, Argentina.

Antonio Lumicis, Italy, discussed documents with another delegate.

Bernhard Schlamadinger, Joanneum Research, talked with other participants.

Thelma Krug, Brazil, discussed draft text with Jim Penman, United Kingdom, and other delegates.
SBSTA contact group: Development and Transfer of Technology

Parties met in small group consultations throughout the day and in a contact group in the evening. No agreement was reached on the draft conclusions, decision or terms of reference.
Informal Consultations on the Financial Mechanism and Adaptation Fund

Trigg Talley, United States.

Co-Chair Tina Guthrie discussed draft text with participants.

Bernarditas de Castro-Müller, Philippines for G-77/China, consulted with Co-Chairs Adrian Macey, New Zealand and Philip Gwage, Uganda, of the contact group on the Adaptation Fund.
Informal Consultations on the Adaptation Five-Year Programme of Work

UNEP/ICRAF Press Briefing on Rainwater Harvesting

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and an ICRAF representative were joined by Elizabeth Khaka and Agnes Mosoni Loirket, participants in a pilot rainwater harvesting project among Maasai women.
Climate Action Network Canada press briefing.

Executive Secretary Meeting with NGOs

Participants from NGOs met with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, and welcomed him to his new post.
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IISD Reporting Services Deputy Director Chris Spence and ENB writer Miquel Muñoz discussed the conference with a visiting group of students from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer met with ENB's Deputy Director and writers.

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