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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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Highlights for Friday, 2 November  2001

Delegates to COP-7 met in a morning Plenary session to hear progress reports from the chairs of the subsidiary bodies and the negotiating groups, and to consider input to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). In the afternoon and evening, the negotiating group on mechanisms resumed its work, and drafting groups met on mechanisms, compliance and Protocol Articles 5 (methodological issues), 7 (communication of informa­tion) and 8 (review of information). In addition, informal groups met on a number of issues, including the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE). 
Above photo: The dias getting ready for the plenary

 

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COP-7 President Elyazghi (right) invited the chairs of the subsidiary bodies and negotiating groups to report on progress made so far.

PROGRESS REPORTS BY THE CHAIRS OF THE SUBSIDIARY BODIES:
SBI Chair Ashe (left) said the SBI had considered all its agenda items and completed consideration of a number of these, with several draft decisions or conclusions in preparation. He drew attention to areas requiring further work, including: proposals to amend the lists in UNFCCC Annexes I and II; arrangements for intergovernmental meetings; matters relating to LDCs; the CGE;  and possible options to respond to late payment of contributions.

Listen to the SBI progress report given by Chair Ashe

SBSTA Chair Dovland (right)  informed delegates that SBSTA was holding informal consultations to prepare conclusions on several items. He reported that no major problems had been encountered, and hoped that work on outstanding items would be completed soon.
Listen to Chair Dovland's progress report on SBSTA

PROGRESS REPORTS BY THE CHAIRS OF THE NEGOTIATING GROUPS:
Mechanisms: Co-Chair Estrada (center) reported that two drafting groups had been formed, with one working on the CDM, and the other focusing on JI and emissions trading. He noted satisfactory progress, particularly in Thursday�s meeting focusing on Article 6 (JI). Describing Article 7.4 (assigned amounts) as a key article containing definitions of a number of aspects of the mechanisms, he noted that the G-77/ China has now defined its position, and said he expected forward movement on this issue. Co-Chair Chow (left) stressed the spirit of compromise and urged Parties to forward a �good text� to ministers for their consideration next week. Listen to the progress report on Mechanisms by Chair Estrada  and Chair Chow

CANADA, for the UMBRELLA GROUP, expressed concern with the manner in which the discussion on linkages between compliance and eligibility to participate in the mechanisms was dealt with in the mechanisms contact group Thursday evening. He said several Parties did not agree with the Co-Chairs� formulation on this issue, and expressed concern that these objections had been overruled.
 
Listen to Canada's intervention on behalf of the UMBRELLA GROUP



JAPAN supported Canada�s statement and expressed �alarm� at how this issue had been addressed.
Co-Chair Estrada responded that the text used by the Co-Chairs was taken directly from the Bonn Agreements (FCCC/CP/2001/5, page 43, first paragraph), and said the ministers� decision should be maintained. CANADA noted a lack of consistency in the Bonn Agreements, described by COP-6 President Pronk as a �clash� between the purpose of text on the mechanisms and that on compliance. Left photo: Paul Fauteux (CANADA) and Raul Estrada (ARGENTINA) in discussion after the plenary session.

Articles 5, 7 and 8: Chair Dovland reported that this group had engaged in an initial discussion on almost all outstanding issues, making some progress on a limited number of them. He indicated that two drafting groups had been formed to address the most difficult issues.




Compliance: Co-Chair Slade reported on consultations on the draft compliance text in a drafting group and in smaller groups, noting that agreements had been confirmed or reconfirmed on a number of issues, but that a range of key issues remained unresolved, with some awaiting results of work in other groups. 
Listen to the progress report on Compliance given by Chair Neroni Slade
WORLD SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: On consideration of input to the WSSD, Parties stressed the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, the importance of the three �pillars� of sustainable development, linkages between the UNFCCC, CCD and CBD, and the opportunity the WSSD offers to consider progress made since UNCED in 1992. A paper containing discussion elements for the COP contribution to the WSSD was distributed later on Friday.
Left photo: The view of the plenary with a screenshot of Belgium making a statement on behalf of the EU.
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, Fran�ais)
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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