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, 12 December

Delegates to COP-9 met on Friday morning and afternoon in Plenary to adopt reports of the Subsidiary Bodies (SBI and SBSTA) and decisions and conclusions arising there from.

Informal consultations on the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) took place in the morning and finished in the early afternoon. Consultations on Least Developed Countries issues started in the morning and were concluded in the early evening.

Click here to read the final summary and analysis of COP-9.


(Coverage of UNFCCC COP-9 side events)

COP-9 President Miklós Persányi gavels through the decisions during the morning Plenary



COP-9 President
Miklós Persányi shakes hands with Richard Kinley, Secretary of the COP, at the closing of the COP


MORNING PLENARY

Decisions adopted included: COP/MOP on sinks under the CDM; capacity building; national communications; among many others.

Watch the Secretariat's webcast of the morning Plenary meeting, held from 11:30 a.m. to .1:10 p.m.




SBSTA Chair Halldór Thorgeirsson (Iceland) reporting on his group's work during the a.m. Plenary


 

 

Delegates from Algeria and Albania consulting the documents



Alexander Metalnikov, Russia, intervening in this morning's Plenary meeting


Joke-Waller Hunter (UNFCCC Executive Secretary) and COP-9 President
Miklós Persányi on the panel of this morning's Plenary.



G.O.P. Obasi, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization


Informal Consultations on the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF): The Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) reached agreement in the early afternoon on outstanding elements in the draft decision.


Tibor Faragó (Hungary), facilitor of the SCCF on behalf of the COP president


 

 


Delegates holding Informal consultations of the SCCF
this morning



Informal Consultations on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Fund : Informal consultations on Least Developed Countries (LDC) issues started in the morning and concluded in the early evening.


Participants in the morning session of informal coon the LDC issues sultations on LDC issues


 

 


José Romero (Switzerland) and Mamadou Honadia (Burkina Faso), facilitators of the LCD consultations under the SBI, with Yossef Nassef (Secretariat)



Richard Muyungi (Tanzania), Chair of the LDC consultations, with
Mamadou Honadia (Burkina Faso)



Participants at the afternoon session of the informal consultations on LDC issues



Participants at the close of the informal consultations on LDC issues



Left-right: Luis Gomez-Echeverri (SBI Coordinator) Daniela Stoycheva, SBI Chair; Joke-Waller Hunter, UNFCCC Executive Secretary; COP-9 President
Miklós Persányi; Richard Kinley (Secretary of the COP)


AFTERNOON PLENARY

Delegates reconvened in the afternoon to finish the work of COP-9. In addition, the COP welcomed the Argentina's offer to host COP-10.


Watch the Secretariat's webcast of the afternoon Plenary meeting, held from 4:30 to 6:48.afternoon.





Delegate from Tanzania intervenes during the afternoon Plenary session


 

 


Raul Estrada, Argentina, intervening during the afternoon Plenary session



Gonzalo Menéndez, Rapporteur (Panama)



Joke-Waller Hunter, UNFCCC Executive Secretary leaving Plenary with COP-9 President
Miklós Persányi



Corrado Clini (Italy), speaking on behalf of the EU


Around the COP-9



Murray Ward (New Zealand), Dagmar Lohan (ENB) and Steven Guilbeault (Greenpeace International) discussing the LDC Fund negotiations.





 

 


Jürgen Trittin, Federal Minister for
the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Germany)
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Watch the secretariat's webcast of Press conference with Jürgen Trittin

 

The ENB Team

Left-right: Fiona Koza (Canada), Mar�a Guti�rrez (Mexico), Dagmar Lohan (Germany/Czech Republic), Richard Sherman (South Africa), Leila Mead (USA), Lisa Schipper (Sweden), Leslie Paas (Canada), David Fernau (Sweden/South Africa) and Hugh Wilkins (Canada).


This service was prepared in cooperation with the Climate Change Secretariat




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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