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    Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 
Resumed Session


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Update for Wednesday, 18 July 2001 

Delegates to the resumed Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC met in negotiating groups in the morning, afternoon and evening to continue their discussions on: financial issues; mechanisms; land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); and compliance.

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Above photos: Interesting graffitis outside the conference center
Extended Photo Coverage of COP-6bis  
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The mechanisms group met in the morning and afternoon to identify and discuss the unresolved technical and political issues. Co-Chair Estrada raised the possibility that finalizing agreement on the appendices (relating to various "administrative" elements for implementation of the mechanisms) could be left for negotiation at COP-7. A number of developing and developed countries opposed this, emphasizing the importance of the appendices for issues such as prompt start of the CDM. Left photo: Brazil in discussion with other delgates during a session on Mechanism

On Wednesday afternoon, delegates heard a report from Chair Romero of the working group on consequences applied under the enforcement branch and the related issue of the legal basis for adoption. He said the group had identified and agreed on a list of short and specific questions for the attention of Ministers. Co-Chair Slade (Left) then submitted a Co-Chairs' Note, based on a similar format, identifying questions on the outstanding issues. He explained that the sections on consequences and legal basis for adoption were mainly based on the outcome of the working group.

This group met in morning and evening sessions. In the morning, delegates considered the proposals on funding and resource levels in Pronk's text, with many Parties expressing reservations. Most Annex I Parties, opposed by developing countries, supported voluntary rather than mandatory targets, and opposed any compliance consequences/penalties. Right photos: Indonesia in discussion with a delegate while on break from negotiations. 


Photos during the press conference by Jan Pronk and UNFCCC Secretariat. 


Listen to the Press Briefing in Real Audio:

1. Jan Pronk's press briefing

2. Michael Zammit Cutajar press statement 

Question and Answer with the Press 

1. Associated Press

2. BBC - Question1  and  Question2

Conference News Daily

4. Reuters

5. USAToday

6. Y. Shimbun

7. Buenos Aires Herald - Question1 and Follow-up

8. Other - Question1, Question2 and Follow-up

Around COP6bis:

Above photos: Delegates enjoy the reception hosted by the Secretariat

Left photo: Heavily guarded grounds of the conference center

Right photo:
Ministry of Environment building where the EU coordination offices and the Business NGOs are located

Photos above and below: Graffiti around the convention center. 

Left photo: Pro Bush supporters picketing outside the convention center

The official website for COP-6bis (Part 2). This site provides ready access to the Agenda and Daily Programme, Documents, and Press Corner for all press releases during the event. 
UNFCCC Secretariat's COP-6 web site  
Extended Photo Coverage of COP-6
UNFCCC Conference Live The Conference's Plenary and High Level Meetings will be broadcast live and on-demand on the Internet.
The Dutch Government website: The outreach website of the COP-6 host government
ENB coverage of SB-13 (Lyon), SB-12 (Bonn)COP-5 and COP-6
Linkages Climate page with links to recent coverage of UNFCCC-related Workshops and an introduction to the climate change process.
Other COP-6 Online resources
Other climate change-related links (NGOs, research institutes, news sites, etc)
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