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UNFCCC Logo Twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention and second meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
United Nations Office at Nairobi, Gigiri, Kenya | 6-17 November 2006
United Nations

Sunday, 12 November
COP-12 Football Match

The Climate Conference Football Match has become a regular tradition for participants at UN climate COPs and Subsidiary Body meetings. Held during the middle Sunday of each COP or SB, the game is a chance for delegates to blow off some steam after a hard week's work, and invariably involves a perfect mix of sportsmanship, healthy competition, fun, laughter and even, occasionally, some running after a ball.

The COP 12 game was no exception, with 20 eager delegates from around the world (including three members of the ENB team from Colombia, Spain and New Zealand).

In a close encounter, the "Blue and White-shirted Team" took a strong early lead, finishing the first half 3-1 ahead. However, a comeback from the "Multicolor Team" in the second saw the teams draw level. In the last ten-minutes, the pace of the game increased as each side sought to break the deadlock. With end-to-end action, either team could have come away with the win. However, with just minutes left, the Multicolor Team scored two unanswered goals to grab the match 6-4.

Will revenge be had at SB 26 in May? Stay tuned...

Photos by Suzanne Carter, ENB

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