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    Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 
Resumed Session

Bonn, Germany; 16-27 July 2001

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Update for Tuesday, 17 July 2001 


Delegates to the resumed Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC met in negotiating groups in the morning, afternoon and evening to discuss: compliance; mechanisms; financial issues; and land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF). Above photo: The dias in the negotiating group on LULUCF.
Right:LULUCF Co-Chairs Philip Gwage (Uganda) and Harald Dovland (Norway) with members of the Secretariat
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NEGOTIATING GROUPS:


COMPLIANCE:
Co-Chair Slade suggested that delegates focus on five issues: consequences; composition; appeal; relationship with the COP/MOP; and principles. Developing countries also highlighted the operation of the facilitative branch, as proposed in Pronk’s text.


MECHANISMS: The negotiating group on mechanisms met in the morning, and completed its first consideration of the negotiating texts. Delegates compared Pronk’s text with the negotiating text carried forward from The Hague, and identified contentious issues for consideration in the High Level Ministerial Segment. During the discussions, a number of delegates expressed their general support for Pronk’s text, subject to further clarification on technical issues.
Regarding participation in project activities under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), several developing countries welcomed the removal from Pronk’s text of the requirement to submit national communications. On the issuance of certified emission reductions (CERs), one speaker questioned the involvement of CDM institutions in distribution activities, and said 15 days was too short for issuing CERs. One developing country expressed concern with the provisions in the Pronk text on the adaptation fund. On supplementarity and environmental integrity, a developing country called for new proposals, and noted an earlier proposal by one Annex I Party on dealing with surplus assigned amounts.
Above photo: Members of the Chinese Delegation


LULUCF: This group met in afternoon and evening sessions. During the afternoon, delegates were presented with a joint proposal from Canada, Australia and Japan on the issue of scale in Article 3.4 forest management, and a proposal by New Zealand addressing scale and additionality in this context. The former proposal relies on negotiated maximum levels of allowable forest management credits for individual countries, as opposed to the formula approach, including caps and discount rates, in the Pronk text. It was presented as a clear and transparent approach, with levels set that account for: the Party’s national circumstances; the degree of effort required by the Party to achieve its emissions limitation; forest management measures the Party is implementing or planning to implement; and whether it incurs a net source of emissions under Article 3.3. It was noted that the proposal seeks to replace only parts of the Pronk text and should be viewed in concert with it. In addition, it applies to the first commitment period only. Above photo: Canada making an intervention during LULUCF


FINANCIAL ISSUES: This group met in afternoon and evening sessions. In the afternoon, delegates discussed the development and transfer of technologies. Participants discussed the Annex, clearing a number of outstanding brackets. In the section of the Annex on capacity building, delegates discussed language on steps by developed country Parties relating to implementation of capacity building. After brief consultations, they agreed to a compromise whereby the bracketed word “additional” was replaced with “adequate” in relation to the provision of financial and technical resources. Left photo: Dechen Tsering (Bhutan) chairs the negotiating group on finance.


 

 

Around COP6bis:

Above photos: Delegates rely on the daily ENB to keep up to date on the negotiations

 











Left:Delegates mingle in the Cafe outside of Plenary I






Right photo L-R: ENB team members Chris Spence, Lisa Schipper and Malena Sell

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