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Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
The Hague, The Netherlands; 13 - 24 November 2000
   

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A morning of drama as negotiations break down
The dias during the final informal high-level Plenary session; COP-6 President Jan Pronk tells delegates that agreement was not reached

Leaving the conference room after high-level negotiations broke down in the early morning hours on Saturday

 

 

Activists stayed in the conference center all night

Left to right: Minitsters Jurgen Trittin, Germany, Dominique Voynet, France, and Margot Wallstrom EC in a huddle outside their office; Trittin with British Environment Minister Michael Meacher; and Meacher (The UK tried to broker a deal between the US and the other EU countries, but other EU countries, led by Green Ministers Voynet and Trittin, did not support the deal

The waiting game

British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott as he storms out of the building when negotiations break down

(Top Left photo credit: Joop van Reeken)


European Commissioner Margot Wallstrom interviewd by the press


When news of the negotiations breaking down spread, demonstrators began removing sandbags from the dike

Cutajar commented on Pronk's good spirits during the whole process even when he fell off his scooter, thus the bandage!
The Plenary Hall and the Conference Center
UNEP Executive Director Klaus Topfer with Michael Zammit Cutajar (left)

John Ashe, Antigua and Barbuda, called for the suspension of the COP and for its resumption early next year

Dominique Voynet, French Environment Minister

Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minster, South Africa, Alhaji Sani Zangon Daura, Nigeria, and Suresh P. Prabhu, India

Above: Jurgen Trittin, German Environment Minister (right) and President Pronk and US Under-Secretary of State Frank Loy (below)

Top Left photo: Environment Ministers Siri Bjerke (Norway), Siv Fridleifsdottir (Iceland), and Yuriko Kawaguchi (Japan); Top Right: Dominique Voynet (France), third from right
Left to right: Yuriko Kawaguchi (Japan); Siv Fridleifsdottir (Iceland); and Cutajar with Richard Kinley (Secretary of the COP) and Joanna Depledge (Secretariat)
Left to right: SBSTA Chair Harald Dovland with ENB writer Lisa Schipper; Cutajar with Mohammad Al Sabban (Saudi Arabia) and Richard Kinleyridleifsdottir (Iceland); and Cutajar with Richard Kinley (Secretary of the COP) and Joanna Depledge (Secretariat); Kok Kee Chow (Malaysia) with ENB writer Angela Churie

Jan Pronk presents Frank Loy, US, with a Thanksgiving Cake (Loy's press conference was interrupted earlier in the week when a demonstrator threw a pie in Loy's face)

Photo credit: Joop van Reeken

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