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THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, COP-3
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1 December Chair Raul Estrada-Oyuela resumes the 7th session of the AGBM-8. Executive Secretary Michael Zammit-Cutajar sits on his right.
Discussion takes place at the Austrian table before the session.
2 December The habitat around Kyoto International Conference Hall, home of COP-3
EU delegation waits for the plenary to begin
Brazil catches up on the latest edition of the NGO newsletter,ECO
The outgoing COP-2 President Mr Chen Chimetengwende presides over the opening of COP-3
(l-r) Bill Hare, Greenpeace, Alden Meyer, Union of Concerned Scientists and Mie Asaoka, Kiko field questions at an NGO Press Conference
3 December Most meetings held today were closed door sessions.
  The Climate Change quilt brightens up the KICH
  The concerned delegate from WWF leading a sit in for action on Climate Change
  Amb. Neroni Slade, spokesperson for AOSIS takes time out to read the Financial Time
  Sister Elreda Huser representing the Franciscans International
  The NGO Working Area
  The Media Working Area
  The EU strategy room
4 December Delegates come out of the Article 4.1 meeting
  Amb Kakakehl from Pakistan
  Kilaparti Ramakrishna, co-director of Woods Hole Research Centre
  The electricity industry makes its pitch
  Melting penguin ice sculptures gaze at the KICH
  Tibor Farago (Hungary), former SBSTA chair
5 December (l-r) Diego Malpede, Secretary to the Ambassador (Argentina), Danilo A Rosales Diaz, Minister-Counsellor (Nicaragua) and Damaso Luna (Mexico), Director General (Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores)
  Tony Juniper, UK Manager (Friends of the Earth) points an accusing finger at organisations which have been guilty of obstructing climate change protection. (Interview with Juniper in RealAudio also available on the site.)
  John Gummer, UK Delegation, unveils the top two of Friends of the Earth's "Dirty Dozen" - in second place Exxon, with Global Climate Coalition taking the top spot
  The New Zealand delegation listen to responses to their proposal that non-Annex-I countries should state an undertaking on emission commitments in the future to faciliate ratification by domestic constituencies which Annex-I parties undertake at Kyoto
6 December Mark J Mwandosya Head of G-77, (Tanzania) prepares to respond to New Zealand's proposal
  Amb Antonio Dayrell de Lima, responding to New Zealand urged Parties not to break the Rio compactMark J Mwandosya Head of G-77, (Tanzania) prepares to respond to New Zealand's proposal
  The unknown delegate - the run up to the COW saw late night meetings over the last two days - and nights
8 December John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister (UK) samples meltwater from the Antarctic ice caps which environmental activists were distributing to delegates arriving for the high-level segment. Prescott reiterated the EU position including a commitment to the bubble. A larger version of Prescott from the morning's plenary (right) taken off the video screen.
   
  Al Gore at a press conference. The US Vice-President reiterates the US proposal for 30% cuts in emissions GHG emissions by 2010 and tells the press that he has left it to the US negotiators to interpret the flexibility he announced at the COP Plenary.
  Her Excellency Dr Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice-President and Director of the Department of Environment of the Islamic Republic of Iran states Iran's position of commitment to a protocol and summons the spirit of Rio.
  Her Excellency Ms Maria Julia Alsogaray, Secretary for Natural Resources and Human Environment of Argentina calls for developing countries to take up voluntary but binding commitments under the Protocol
  FCCC Executive Secretrary, Michael Zammit-Cutajar (centre), reminded delegates that Zen thinking consisted of breaking mental boundaries imposed by established ways of looking at the world - an attitude which should be sought during the creation of the Kyoto Protocol.
  Her Excellency Ms Dominque Voynet, France's Minister of Physical Planning and the Environment called on the European Union to reaffirm its stance and for all to recognise the importance of a more-than-narrow-minded approach to the issue.
10 December Brazil takes time out to catch up with the news. Brazil first introduced the proposal for a Clean Development Fund which has emerged as a key component in the final draft protocol. It is now known as the Clean Development Mechanism.
  Togo catches up on the unprecedented coverage of Climate Change politics in the world's media.
  Seychelles' Minister for Community Development, Dolor Ernesta, studies the Chair's new draft protocol. Seychelles is part of AOSIS, sponsors of the most radical proposals on QELROs.
  China has stood firm through the negotiations, reaffirming their right to develop and resisting any new commitments for developing countries. Man of the moment, Chair Estrada speaks to the Chinese delegation just before the meeting begins.
  Focus on Climate Change - media coverage enables worldwide engagement with the issues and personalities in Kyoto.
  Mohamed Ould El Ghaouth (Mauratania) (far left) speaks to Chair Estrada. Mr Mohamed was involved in colourful exchanges during the COW.
  EU delegation in last minute consultations.
  Bo Kjellen (Sweden), veteran negotiator and Chair of the Working Group on Article 4.1, briefs Chair Estrada before the meeting. Kjellen conducted last minute consultations after the COW .
  UK, Ireland, Australia in a relaxed mood as the negotiations reach their conclusion. Ireland will be allowed to increase their emissions within the European Union "bubble".
  US, G77 (Tanzania) and Chair Estrada conduct an impromptu trilateral.
  Luiz Gylvan Meira Filho (Brazil) Chaired the Working Group on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). He reports to Chair Estrada on the status of the group's negotiations. The CDM now enjoys an article of its own in the new draft - Article 14.
 
  SoundBytes
2 December Michael Zammit-Cutajar, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, tells COP-3 that certain industrial sectors have unashamedly played games with the science of climate change in their propaganda.
Melinda Kimble, US delegate, signals possible support for differentiation in their approach to QELROs to facilitate argeement.
The outgoing COP-2 President, Mr Chen Chimetengwende of Zimbabwe calls on parties to place equity at the centre of their considerations.
Japan's Mr Horoshi Ohki, Minister of State, Director General, Environment Agency of Japan, challenges delegates to make history in Kyoto.
5 December Interview with Tony Juniper, UK Campaign Manager, Friends of the Earth on the "Dirty Dozen" Award
 
  Video
1 December In our first-ever segment of V-ENB, the video supplement to the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, ENB editor Steve Wise looks at the state of negotiations at the conclusion of the Ad Hoc Group on the Berlin Mandate. (3:20)
2 December Mikhail Kokeev from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation, talks about Russia's proposed differentiation scheme, known as "the big bubble."
Alden Meyer from the Union of Concerned Scientists comments on the significance of the Russian proposal.
3 December Interview with Bert Bolin, Chairman Emeritus of IPCC on "Science, Politics and Carbon."
4 December
Interview with John Gummer. Delegate from the UK and former UK Minister for the Environment.
You can listen to the whole interview OR listen to Gummer's response to questions regarding:
 
Interview with Ralph Chapman and John Goodman from the New Zealand delegation
You can listen to the whole interview (10:48), or listen to New Zealand's views on:
5 December
Interview with Dasmaso Luna
Dámaso Luna, head of México's delegation, responds to the demands by the US, Japan and others that more advanced developing countries adopt emissions commitments.
You can listen to the whole interview (8:25), or listen to:
 
Dámaso Luna, jefe de la delegación, contesta las sugerencias de los Estados Unidos, Japon y otros países desarrollados, que los países en desarrollo con economias mas dinámicas deben adoptar compromisos sobre emissiones.
 
Kilaparti Ramakrishna Ph.D., Woods Hole Research Center, discusses expectations for conclusive results from COP-3.
6 December
Interview with Neroni Slade, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations, discusses the status of QELROs talks and the role of developed and undeveloped countries in meeting commitments
8 December Congressman Barton on prospects for US Senate ratification of the Kyoto Protocol
10 December
United States Senator John Kerry speaks regarding prospects for US Senate ratification and what level of inclusion the US needs to see from developing countries.