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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

STILL NO RESULT FROM KEY TALKS AS PLENARY ADOPTS OTHER DECISIONS

SATURDAY, 12:15 AM GMT

High-level negotiations have so far failed to yield an agreement as ministers and senior officials remained locked in talks. Meanwhile, a Plenary held late Friday has 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.

 

 

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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, 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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