ARRANGEMENTS FOR INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS:
drew attention to the Earth
Negotiations Bulletin’s “In The Corridors”
section, which noted concerns about “meeting
fatigue.” She observed that this was an issue for
future meeting planning.
Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Officer-in-Charge,
briefed parties on planning for COP 12 and COP/MOP 2,
observing that the complex agendas and proliferation
of events meant constraints on the number of contact
group meetings and the possibility that some work
would not be completed.
PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES:
discussed a text listing options for protecting
individuals serving on constituted bodies under the
Protocol from legal actions, including a COP/MOP
decision granting them privileges and immunities,
written confirmation from private entities to settle
all disputes at the Secretariat’s headquarters and ad
Hernán Carlino (Argentina) and Audun
Rosland (Norway) presented draft text on the
possible scope of the upcoming workshop on reducing
emissions from deforestation.
Above photos L-R: Co-Chair Audun Rosland consulting with delegates and Jenny Wong, UNFCCC Secretariat; Raphael Azeredo in discussion with Thelma Krug and other members from the Brazilian delegation.
in-session workshop on carbon dioxide capture and
storage (CCS) convened Saturday. SBSTA Chair Kishan
Kumarsingh explained that the workshop’s
objective was to improve understanding of CCS through
an overview of the IPCC Special Report, noting that it
underscores CCS’s potential and highlights
financial, social, environmental, legal, public
perception and safety issues. He also indicated that
the workshop would highlight experiences and lessons
learned and said he would prepare a report for
consideration at SBSTA 25.
Above photo L-R: Halldor Thorgeirsson, SBSTA Coordinator and SBSTA Chair Kishan Kumarsingh (
|Above photo L-R: Henk Pagnier (The Netherlands) reported on experiences from coal enhanced bed methane projects; Bert Metz (IPCC) presented an overview of carbon dioxide capture and storage and IPCC SRCCS; Gabriela von Goerne (Greenpeace) provided environmental NGO perspectives.|
|Above photos L-R: View of the industry presentation; workshop panelists.|
|Above photos L-R: Delegates from the US and Portugal; ENGOS in consultation.|