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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 Saturday, 3 November  2001

Delegates to COP-7 met in the negotiating groups on mechanisms and on Protocol Articles 5 (methodological issues), 7 (communication of information) and 8 (review of information). In addition, drafting groups continued their work on the mechanisms, compliance, Articles 5, 7 and 8, and the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE), and informal groups met on a number of issues, including LDCs and the IPCC Third Assessment Report. On Saturday evening, the extended Bureau met to take stock of progress and decide on next steps.
Above photo: Chair Estrada in a jovial moment during a session on Mechanism.

 

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NEGOTIATING GROUPS AND INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS:
MECHANISMS: The negotiating group met in the morning to consider the draft COP decision as well as the remaining issues related to the Annex on modalities and procedures for the CDM.
On the tasks of the Executive Board, SAMOA, SWITZER­LAND, NEW ZEALAND and the EU highlighted the need for the Board to take into account information from Parties, accredited observers and stakeholders when reviewing CDM projects. CANADA called for time to consider the issue.
BRAZIL opposed text suggesting that a starting date for the crediting period prior to the date of registration could be selected. He explained that a project could not acquire credits for reductions accrued before its registration, since it is only after registration that all the provisions of modalities and procedures can be met. These matters were set aside for further consultations. Right photo: Everton Vargas (BRAZIL) giving a statement during Friday's plenary session.





The G-77/CHINA expressed a willingness to work on the basis of the non-paper, while noting insufficient time to consider it in detail.

PROTOCOL ARTICLES 5, 7 AND 8:

The negotiating group convened in the morning for a full reading of all texts, which had been revised to incorporate changes agreed in the drafting groups. A paper on previously agreed guidelines for national systems under Article 5.1 (national systems) was distributed and an editorial amendment agreed. Delegates then agreed on the COP-7 and COP/ MOP-1 draft decisions on Article 5.1.
Left photo (L-R): Chair Dovland and Roberto Acosta from the Secretariat during a session on Articles 5, 7 and 8.




Delegates then considered the Article 7 guidelines. On Part I, Reporting of Supplementary Information under Article 7.1 (inven­tories), several sections were agreed, however the section on green­house gas inventory information remained bracketed pending LULUCF outcomes. Right photo: Delegates from Brazil making an intervention during a session on Article 5,7 and 8.




The section on minimization of adverse impacts under Article 3.14 (adverse effects) was not agreed, with SAUDI ARABIA, opposed by JAPAN (right) and others, suggesting that Parties “shall” rather than “are requested to” provide information.
On Part VI, Review of National Communications and Information on Other Commit­ments under the Kyoto Protocol, CHINA requested that the scope of the review include examination of financial resources separately from technology transfer.
COMPLIANCE: Informal consultations took place early Saturday morning on outstanding issues in the section on the facilitative branch and resulted in an improved, though not consensual, text. In the afternoon, the drafting group met to consider this text as well as other outstanding issues.
LDCS: The contact group met in the afternoon to report back on progress in the drafting groups on guidelines for the preparation of NAPAs and the establishment of the LDC expert group. Revised text on both matters has been prepared. Chair Gamede identified the two outstanding LDC issues: guidance to the LDC Fund; and status of implementation of UNFCCC Article 4.9 (LDCs).
The EU suggested that the legal and technical review had not taken into account the guidance document and, with the US, JAPAN, and NORWAY, said that developing guidance to the Fund should be considered at COP-8.

UNFCCC ARTICLE 6: On other issues, Parties completed consultations relating to UNFCCC Article 6 (education, training and public awareness), agreeing, inter alia, on the need for a work­shop and clearinghouse. Relevant conclusions will be forwarded to the SBSTA.

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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