Late-breaking news bytes: Thur Nov. 5
Updates brought to you by the ENB team members throughout the day:
Informal approaches by Argentina to countries in the Latin Group and the G-77
are reported to be meeting with "encouraging" results. The COP-4 President,
Maria Julia Alsogaray, Secretary of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development of
Argentina, has also received indications of co-operation with informal consultations from
all the Annex I countries.
Contact Group on Articles 4.8 and 4.9
|Ambassador Bo Kjellén, Sweden, and Mohammad Reza Salamat, Iran, co-chairs of the contact group on the Implementation of UNFCCC Articles 4.8 and 4.9||Khalid Ganim and Masoud Al-Fayad, representatives for Qatar|
|Daniel Reifsnyder, Director, Office of Global Change, US Department of State, and Mohamed Salem al Sabban, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia (on far right), meeting in the contact group on Articles 4.8 and 4.9|
|Helmut Hojesky, President of the Council, and Jo Delbeke, Head of the EC delegation to COP-4, during a European Community press briefing. The EU said they would have expected the US to have taken more domestic measures to address climate change before the introduction of flexible mechanisms.||Commenting on progress in the negotiations, Melinda Kimble, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, US Department of State, told journalists Thursday was the day the "rubber met the road"|
|David Forrister, Executive Office of the President shows journalists a US position paper on climate change during a US delegation press briefing|
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