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Poznan Climate Change Conference
1-12 December 2008
Poznan, Poland

Highlights from Friday, 5 December

On Friday, contact groups and informal consultations took place on many issues, including a shared vision, adaptation, and delivering on technology and financing under the AWG-LCA, the second review under Protocol Article 9, financial mechanism, spillover effects, REDD, the LDC Fund, the Adaptation Fund, CCS under the CDM, the flexible mechanisms, and non-Annex I national communications. Groups also met to discuss Protocol Articles 2.3 and 3.14 (adverse effects) and decision 1/CP.10 (adaptation and response measures). Above photo: Anna Keenan, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, during a UNFCCC-hosted side event, which included an Intergenerational Inquiry on Climate Solutions.

FOREST DAY DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE DAYS BUSINESS DAY
 

6 December - 9 December - 10 December -11 December - 12 December

 
AWG-LCA Contact Group: A Shared Vision
 
 
Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC, AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar, and Marcela Main Sancha, UNFCCC
 
 
 
COP/MOP Contact Group: Article 9
 
 
Contact group on the second review of the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 9; Co-Chairs Adrian Macey, New Zealand, and Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Argentina (right photo).
 
 
AWG-LCA Contact Group: Adaptation and associated means of implementation
 
Co-Chairs William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, Ghana, and Thomas Kolly, Switzerland. Co-Chair Kolly asked participants to identify areas of convergence and those requiring further elaboration in the “assembly text”.  
 
 
Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, and Aysar Tayeb, Saudi Arabia, consulting (left photo). Co-Chair Thomas Kolly with members of the Secretariat (right photo).
 
COP/MOP Contact Group: Adaptation Fund Board
 
 
A view of the dais during the contact group meeting on the Adaptation Fund Board.
 
Informals
 
 
Informal consultations on technology transfer.
   
UNFCCC Press Conference with an emphasis on investment and financial flows
 
NGOs watch the press conference outside the press conference room (left photo) and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer (center) with Eric Hall, Conference Spokesperson and Preety Bhandari, Financial and Technical Support, UNFCCC.
 
Briefing on COP 15 given by the government of Denmark
 
 
Fossil of the Day Award
 
 
The Fossil of the Day Award: Third place, Russia; Second place, Japan, Australia and Canada; First place, Italy.
 

Side event: Growing together in a changing climate: an intergenerational inquiry on climate solutions

 
AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar (left photo) answers questions during the inquiry and Deepa Gupta, Indian Youth Climate Network (right), urges action by governments.
 
 
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer (left) urged youth to talk to as many government delegates as possible while in Poznan and get involved back home as well. A youth delegate asks questions of the panel (right).
 
Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary opened the event (left). Diann Black Layne, Antigua and Barbuda addresses youth (right photo), while Christiana Figueres, Costa Rica, and Jose Romero, Switzerland, look on.
 
 
 
Miscellaneous photos
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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