United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Ninth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Milan, Italy, 1- 12 Dec., 2003 


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UNFCCC COP-9 HIGHLIGHTS
Thursday, 11 December

On Thursday, the second and third high-level round-table discussions took place. Ministers and heads of delegation addressed "technology, including technology use and development and transfer of technologies" and "assessment of progress at the national, regional and international levels to fulfill the promise and objective enshrined in the climate change agreements, including the scientific, information, policy and financial aspects."

Informal consultations undertaken on behalf of COP-9 President Persányi on the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) took place throughout the day.

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Mohammed Valli Moosa, South Africa, Co-Chair of this morning's round-table


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Morning round-table discussions in Plenary: COP-9 President Miklós Persányi ringing the bell to let speakers know when their time is up



Siv Fridleifsdottir, Minister of the Environment, Iceland
 


 

 

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION 2. "Technology, including technology use and development and transfer of technologies"

Watch the Secretariat's webcast of the morning's round-table discussion.

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Noreen Smith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment Canada


 

 


Martin Cullen, Minister of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Ireland, spoke on behalf of the EU



Paula Dobriansky, Co-Chair of this morning's round-table


Thomas Mulcair, Minister of the Environment, Quebec, Canada


 

 


Modou Fada Diagne, Minister of Environment and Sanitation, Senegal



Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK




Round-table Co-Chairs Jürgen Trittin (Germany) and Fernando Tudela Abad (Mexico)



 

 

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION 3.

"
Assessment of progress at the national, regional and international levels to fulfil the promise and objective enshrined in the climate change agreements, including the scientific, information, policy and financial aspects"

Watch the Secretariat's webcast of the afternoon's round-table discussion.


Pieter Van Geel, State Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Spacial Planning and Environment, Netherlands



 

 


Margot Wallström, Commissioner for the Environment, EU



Fernando Tudela Abad (Mexico), Co-Chair of the round-table meeting

Børge Brende, Minister of Environment, Norway


 

 


The Plenary room during this afternoon's round-table discussions



Peter Nangolo Iilonga, Deputy Minister or Environment and Tourism, Namibia

 

Informal Consultations on the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF): Consultations undertaken on behalf of COP-9 President Persányi on the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) took place throughout the day and late into the night.


Mohamed Arrouchi, Morocco (center) with Tibor Faragó, Hungary, (right)


 

 


   The room where informal consultations on the SCCF were held

 

AROUND COP-9:



Altero Matteoli, Italian Minister for the Environment, with Margot Wallström, Commissioner for the Environment, EU, in consultations prior to the European Union press conference
- Watch the Secretariat's webcast of the EU press conference


 

 


South Africans around the COP: (left to right) Richard Sherman (ENB), Muriel Dube (Head of South African Delegation); Phindile Makwakwa (Director of Communications); Mohammed Valli Moosa (Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism)



Sixth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Kyoto Protocol:



 

 

CAN International held a birthday celebration for the 6th anniversary of the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol. Participants included Joke-Waller Hunter (UNFCCC Executive Secretary) and Michael Zammit Cutajar (UNFCCC Executive Secretary at Kyoto), as seen in the photo above, at left. In the photo above, at right, Jennifer Morgan (WWF) is holding the cake; Hironori Hamanaka (Vice Minister of Global Environmental Affairs, Japan) is blowing out the candles. Note that in the background, the "self-portrait" of Van Gogh is a live mime.



Demonstrations in the hallways:



 

 

NGOs rode around the hallways in a carriage bicycle playing Italian classics today in efforts to draw attention to COP issues


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Links to further information:  

*The UNFCCC COP-9 official site
http://unfccc.int/cop9

*The UNFCCC Secretariat web site
http://www.unfccc.int/

*ENB coverage of SB-18 (Bonn)
http://www.iisd.ca/climate/sb18

*ENB summary of UNFCCC COP-8 (New Delhi)
http://www.iisd.ca/vol12/enb12209e.html

*Linkage's Coverage (audio and photos) of UNFCCC COP-8
http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop8/



 

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