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Seventh Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 
Marrakesh, Morocco
29 October to 9 November 2001

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Saturday, 10 November  2001 - DELEGATES SEAL DEAL
7:15 AM GMT
Ministers and other senior officials have completed their work at COP-7 by finalizing a deal to bring to a close three years of work under the Buenos Aires Plan of Action. The agreement came after protracted negotiations that left many delegates "exhausted." The deal, which was signed off in a closing Plenary held around 6:00 am Saturday morning, was immediately hailed by some observers as a success that will move negotiations into a new phase. The deal involved compromises on various issues, including the use of sinks and eligibility under the mechanisms. Several participants suggested that the Russian Federation had secured a "good deal" on sinks, and that the final agreement had moved closer to Umbrella Group positions than the original package deal proposed Thursday night. RealAudio from the Final Plenary available below.

Detailed information on COP-7 and its outcomes will be available on this webpage on Monday, 12 November, in the Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary.

Above photos: COP-7 President Mohamed Elyazghi gives a gift and a congratulation to retiring UNFCCC Executive Secretary Michael Zammit-Cutajar, moments after the close of COP-7.

 

 

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RealAudio from the Final Plenary of COP-7:
Delegations' closing statements - commentary on the work of COP-7, expressions of thanks, congratulations and farewells:
Saudi Arabia
     Belgium, For the European Union
Russian Federation
     Canada
USA
     Iran, on behalf of the G77/China
Japan
     Australia
Cameroon, on behalf of the Africa Group
     Senegal, on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Group
Argentina
Other:
Nomination of the member of the CDM Executive Board
    Reading of the Decision to thank outgoing UNFCCC Executive Secretary Michael Zammit-Cutajar
Zammit-Cutajar's farewell speech
     Minister David Anderson, Canada, reads the Decision to thank the hosts
President Elyazghi's closing statement

SATURDAY, 3:00 AM GMT: TALKS CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AS TIME STARTS TO RUN OUT

High-level negotiations have continued into the early hours of Saturday morning as ministers and senior officials remained locked in talks. However, according to some observers, the disagreement now revolves around one key area, which one participant identified as "the links between compliance and mechanisms eligibility." With some ministers due to depart first in a few hours, negotiations are continuing. Meanwhile, a Plenary held late Friday adopted other decisions such as those on organizational matters, as well as the reports of its subsidiary bodies. 

Above photo: Canadian Minister outside the high-level negotiations.



Observers suggest that the ongoing talks on mechanisms and Articles 5, 7 and 8 aimed at finalizing the operational details under the Kyoto Protocol may continue for several hours. Left Photo: Delegates from the EU  during the high-level negotiations.

Friday, 9 November  2001: AGREEMENT ELUDES NEGOTIATORS

FRIDAY, 7:00 PM GMT

Delegates to COP-7 are still struggling to reach a deal as the meeting enters its final hours. As high-level negotiations continued late Friday, delegates were struggling to complete an agreement on the operational details for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Such an agreement is widely seen as an essential prerequisite for ratification and entry into force of the Protocol. Above photo: Delegates with Executive Secretary Cutajar in a huddle during high-level negotiations.  





Left photo: Delegates waiting to enter the negotiation room.

The final stage of discussions began Thursday night, with a package deal on the mechanisms, compliance and Articles 5, 7 and 8 proposed in the evening by facilitators Valli Moosa of South Africa and Phillipe Roch of Switzlerland. According to reports, by 10:30 pm Thursday, all regional groups except the Umbrella Group had accepted the deal. At 11:30 pm, ministers reconvened to hear whether the Umbrella Group would join the consensus. However, no deal had been made by shortly before 1:00 am, and ministers decided to resume at 9:00 am Friday after consultations with capitals, amid concerns as to whether a deal could be struck Friday. 




As of 6:45 pm Friday, negotiations had still not produced a deal, with eligibility, sinks and Article 3.14 remaining as disputed issues. Left photo: US delegate en route to the negotiations.

Above photos L-R: Minister of Japan and Minister of the Netherlands
 
In cooperation with the UNFCCC Secretariat, the ENB will also publish ENB on the side - a special daily report on selected side events from COP-7.



ENB Summary of UNFCCC COP-6bis in PDF (English, Français)
The official website for COP-7. This site provides ready access to the Provisional Agenda , Annotated Provisional Agenda and Daily Programme, Documents, and Press Corner for all press releases during the event. 
UNFCCC Secretariat web site 
Linkages Climate page with links to recent coverage of UNFCCC-related Workshops and an introduction to the climate change process.
ENB coverage of SB-13 (Lyon), SB-12 (Bonn)COP-5, COP-6 and COP-6bis
Rio Policy Forum:State of GHG Market
Other COP-6 Online resources


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