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, 4 December

Today during the COP-9, delegates convened in plenary and met in contact and informal group meetings throughout the day. The contact groups included: Good Practice Guidance and Other Information on Land use, Land-use Change and Forestry (LULUCF); Methodological Work Under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol; the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); among others.

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(Coverage of UNFCCC COP-9 side events)



Muriel Dube, Head of the South African Delegation, called for demonstrable leadership from Annex I Parties in this morning's plenary



Joke Waller-Hunter, UNFCCC Executive Secretary

 

 

 

PLENARY

During the 2nd Plenary meeting of COP-9 today, delegates reviewed the implementation of commitments and other provisions of the Convention, discussed national communications and heard the Report of the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism. During the 3rd Plenary meeting this afternoon, discussions continued on the last item cited above and the 5th meeting of the SBI followed.

Watch the Secretariat's webcast of the COP-9
plenary meetings this morning and this afternoon,
as well as the 5th meeting of the SBI.


Left to right: Miklós Persányi, COP-9 President; Richard Kinley, Secretariat; Chad Carpenter, Secretariat



COP-9 Plenary Room this morning


 Italy intervening on behalf of the EU

 

 

 


NGO Representative



Hans Jurgen Stehr, CDM Executive Board


Mohamed Arrouchi (Morocco) intervening on behalf of G77/China

 

 

 


Delegate from Russia



Steve Thorne, Climate Action Network


Contact Group on Good Practice Guidance and Other Information on Land use, Land-use Change and Forestry (LULUCF):

This contact group discussed harvested wood products and the common reporting format, as well as other issues related to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Good Practice Guidance.


Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe (Zimbabwe) contact group Co-Chair

 

 

 


Contact group Co-Chair Audun Rosland (Norway)



Delegate reviews information during the contact group on good practice guidance meeting



Jim Penman (UK) and Brian Challenger (Antigua and Barbuda), contact group Co-Chairs

Contact Group on Methodological Work Under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol

This group discussed proposed elements for further discussion of a possible SBSTA work programme.



SBSTA Chair Halldór Thorgeirsson (Iceland) conducted the informal consultations in this contact group

 

 

 

Contact Group on the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC TAR)

Delegates in the IPCC TAR contact group debated whether or not to forward a draft decision to the COP.



David Warrilow (UK) and Trigg Talley (US)

 

POC-9: Parties Overcome Competition (Photo on immediate right):

An alternative event taking place at COP, where delegates pick a card of another delegation and meet with them over a drink
to increase dialogue and decrease competition between different parties. This event is sponsored by the Italian NGO Committee at COP-9 (Italian Association Against Climate Change)
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Delegate picks a "POC-9" card

 

 

 


Reception hosted by Indigenous peoples at the end of the day





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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