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IISDRS BLOG

IISDRS coverage of Climate and Development Days at COP 13

IISDRS coverage of Forest Day at COP 13

United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali

3-14 December 2007
Bali, Indonesia


Highlights from Monday, 10 December: Adaptation Fund agreed!

Contact groups and informal consultations were held throughout Monday in an effort to conclude work under the SBI and SBSTA before their closing plenaries scheduled for Tuesday. Delegates completed their work on a range of issues, including the Adaptation Fund, education, training and public awareness, mitigation, carbon capture and storage under the CDM, the IPCC, and the Nairobi Work Programme. Discussions continued into the night on capacity building, non-Annex I communications, reducing emissions from deforestation, and technology transfer. Discussions also continued on long-term cooperative action under the Convention, the AWG, and second review of the Protocol under Article 9.
Photo: US Senator John Kerry during a press conference

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Contact Group: Second review of the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 9: scope and content
 
Left to right: Co-Chairs Raphael de Azeredo, Brazil, and Adrian Macey, New Zealand, and Henning Wuester, UNFCCC Secretariat
Contact Group: Adaptation Fund
 
Delegates agreed to a decision on the Adaptation Fund during the contact group.
 
 
Contact Group Co-Chairs Jukka Uosukainen, Finland, and Osita Anaedu, Nigeria
 
Delegates huddle with the Co-Chairs in the Adaptation Fund contact group to consult on language in the final paragraph of the text.

 

 
Co-Chair Anaedu with EU and G-77/China delegates.
Negotiating the final text.
 
Informals: Long-term cooperative action under the Convention
 
 
Co-Facilitator Howard Bamsey, Australia (right)
 
   
The US delegation during the informals.
 
 
A view of the room during the informals
 
 
Delegates during the informals.
Cristian Maquieira, Chile, speaks with Harlan Watson, US.
 
Focal point meeting on the Nairobi Work Programme
 
 
Youssef Nassef and Helen Adams, UNFCCC Secretariat
 
 
Left photo: A view of the meeting room. Right photo: Rachel Berger, Practical Action, and Thomas Downing, Stockholm Environment Institute.
 
 
Meeting participants.
 
Press Conferences
 
 
US Senator John Kerry speaks to the press, on behalf of a US Congressional delegation to COP 13
 
John Kerry, with Israeli Environment Minister Gideon Ezra (left) and speaking during the press conference (right).
 
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Climate Action Network press conference (left to right): Jennier Morgan, E3G-Third Generation Environmentalism, Julie-Anne Richards, Climate Action Network, Australia, and David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council.
 
Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
 
 
Delegates were able to watch a live feed of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony from Oslo, Norway, during which Al Gore and Rajendra Pachauri received their prizes.
 
Reverse Climate Change Swim
 
 
Bali-based environmental and humanitarian swimmer Monte Monfore swam seven kilometers from Serangan Island to Nusa Dua, continuing his series of swims promoting the UN Millennium Campaign.
 
 
 
Around the conference
 
 
Protestors outside the conference center
 
 
UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner arrives in the solar taxi
 
 
New arrivals to the conference wait in the accreditation line with umbrellas to block the heat.
 
 
Residents of Tanjung Benoa village, Bali, Indonesia, delegates and local Red Cross volunteers planting mangroves to help stop coastal erosion in the village. Indonesian Red Cross is planting a total of 10,000 mangroves in the village – one for every participant at the UN Climate Change summit currently being held in Bali.
   

Madeleen Helmer, head of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre,  planting mangroves.

 


Photos credit: Obed Wewo, Indonesian Red Cross

 
 
 
 

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