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
Friday, 5 December



Today, COP-9 delegates continued to convene in contact and informal groups, including: the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; national communications from non-Annex I Parties; research and systematic observation; a draft decision on Annex I national communications; capacity-building; among others.

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(Coverage of UNFCCC COP-9 side events)



Michael Zammit Cutajar (Malta), Co-Chair of the contact group on a draft decision on Annex I national communications



Mohamed Al Sabban (Saudi Arabia) called on the Chair to prepare text that excludes a draft COP decision

 

 

 

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

This group continued to debate the need for a COP decision and a workshop to identify themes and issues to be addressed by the SBSTA.



TAR and SBSTA Chair Halldór Thorgeirsson (Iceland)


Delegates from the Syrian Arab Republic

 

 

 

Contact group on National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties

This contact group continued considering SBI draft conclusions on the Compilation and Synthesis report, as well as the work of the CGE.



 


Contact group on National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties

This contact group continued considering SBI draft conclusions on the Compilation and Synthesis report, as well as the work of the CGE.


Delegate from Brazil

 

 

 


Graham Sem (Secretariat)


Sok Appadu, contact group Chair



Contact group Co-Chair Sue Barrell (Australia)

 

 

 

Contact Group on Research and Systematic Observation

In this contact group, Parties considered a revised draft decision and conclusions, and discussed guidance to the GEF.



Contact group Co-Chair Philip Gwage (Uganda)



Raul Estrada (Argentina) commented on the Co-Chairs' draft decision

 

 

 

Contact Group on a Draft Decision
on Annex I national communications

This group discussed the Co-Chairs' draft decision on Annex I national communications. Informal consultations will be held Monday, 8 December.

 



Jose Ovalle (Chile) Co-Chair


INFORMAL MEETING OF THE G77/CHINA

The G77/China meets every morning and afternoon during the COP to prepare positions and statements for the day's deliberations


Participants at this morning's daily G77/China meeting

Above Left: Mohamed Arrouchi (Morocco)


Contact Group on Capacity Building

This group discussed the need for a workshop on capacity building in developing countries, and Parties' submissions.





On right, above: Dechen Tsering (Bhutan), capacity building contact group Chair



International Energy Agency Exhibit at COP-9


The Information Point at COP-9


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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/linkages/climate/sb18

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

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



 

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