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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 Thursday, 1 November  2001

Delegates to COP-7 met in negotiating and drafting groups on mechanisms, compliance and Protocol Articles 5 (methodological issues), 7 (communication of information) and 8 (review of infor­mation). Informal consultations were held on a number of issues, including LDCs and the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) on non-Annex I communications.
Above photo: The dias on the negotiation group on mechanisms.

NEGOTIATING GROUPS: 
PROTOCOL ARTICLES 5, 7 AND 8






AOSIS, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, and CANADA stressed the need to ensure transparency and consis­tency between national inventories and that of the RIOs. Left photo: Delegates from the AOSIS group.
 

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On the section on the reporting of supplementary information on Protocol Article 2.3 (adverse effects of P&Ms) under Article 7.2, JAPAN (right), AUSTRALIA, and the EU, opposed by SAUDI ARABIA, CHINA and NIGERIA, said the relevant information will be provided in accordance with the guidelines as they relate to Article 3.14, and the paragraphs on Article 2.3 should be deleted from this section.
MECHANISMS:
Parties met in the mechanisms negotiating group in the afternoon and evening to consider draft text from the informal groups on Protocol Articles 6 (JI) and 7.4 (assigned amounts). Participants heard reports from informal consultations held on mechanisms-related matters. Right photo: View of the delegates in the negotiating group on mechanisms.




On decision-making, the RUSSIAN FEDERATION (right) suggested a simple majority system. JAPAN, CANADA, POLAND and HUNGARY said the issue was linked to the outcome on the composition of the committee, and the issue was referred to ministers.
On participation requirements relating to the procedures and mechanisms on compliance under the Protocol, the co-chairs proposed a compromise reproducing language from the Bonn Agreements whereby only Parties that have accepted the agreement on compliance supplementing the Protocol shall be entitled to transfer or acquire credits generated by the use of mechanisms. Left photo (L-R): Co-Chairs Chow and Estrada.
INFORMAL GROUPS AND CONSULTATIONS: 
COMPLIANCE: The compliance drafting group met in an afternoon session to consider the outstanding issues requiring redrafting, as identified in the negotiating group, with the exception of consequences. Delegates reportedly made little progress, with only a few drafting points cleared. The drafting group also met in a late afternoon session to discuss an EU alternative proposal for the draft COP-7 decision.
CLIMATE CHANGE KIOSK:
Above photos (L-R): ENB writer Lisa Schipper (center) visiting the Secretariat's Climate Change Kiosk and Ronald de la Cruz assisting a participant.
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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