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Minister Hans Christian Schmidt, Denmark, and Ambassador Luis Herrera Marcano, Venezuela, making closing remarks during the final Plenary session
Delegates from Canada and India discussing text related to the Special Climate Change Fund with the Secretariat during the final SBI session
Delegates from Tuvalu and the UK look over the final draft of the Delhi Declaration
COP-8 President T. R. Baalu during the the high-level negotiations on the Delhi Declaration
as of 2:00 p.m.Environment Ministers and other heads of delegation battled to reach consensus on on the Delhi Declaration until 6:00 AM. Positions remain entrenched on whether to begin a dialogue on broadening developing country commitments.
Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Jurgen Trittin, German Environment Minister, during negotiations on the Delhi Declaration
|NGOs hold a press conference after delegates conclude negotiations of the Delhi Declaration to express their concerns about the outcome
SBSTA Chair Halldor Thorgeirsson with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Joke Waller-Hunter
|Members of the G-77/China huddle to discuss text on the Delhi Declaration
Update from Friday 1 November 2002
9:00 a.m. (+5.5 GMT)
discussed the Delhi Declaration in an informal group until 5:30 am, and
continued deliberations upon returning to the conference centre as the
COP took up its remaining agenda items in the Main Plenary Hall.
|The SBI will meet at a time to be announced, and the final COP plenary is expected to be held in the evening.
SBI will take up issues on non-Annex I national communications, including
the improved guidelines, work of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE),
and provision of financial and technical support. They are also expected
to adopt conclusions on the financial mechanism.
|The COP is expected to adopt decisions relating to: the review of the implementation of commitments and of other provisions of the UNFCCC; preparations for COP/MOP-1; administrative and financial matters; a request from a group of countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, Albania and Moldova regarding their status under the UNFCCC; organizational matters; and reports of the SBI and SBSTA.
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