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FCCC/CP/2011/L.1       I. Opening of the session              (Agenda item 1)1              1.     The seventeenth session...
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FCCC/CP/2011/L.1      ministerial meeting in 2012, noting that this meeting will play a central role in supporting      Qa...
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FCCC/CP/2011/L.1IX. Second review of the adequacy of Article 4, paragraph 2(a)    and (b), of the Convention10           (...
FCCC/CP/2011/L.1        E.        Implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Convention                  (Age...
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  1. 1. United Nations FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 Framework Convention on Distr.: Limited 7 December 2011 Climate Change Original: EnglishConference of the PartiesSeventeenth sessionDurban, 28 November to 9 December 2011Agenda item 18(a)Conclusion of the sessionAdoption of the report of the Conference of the Parties on its seventeenth session Draft report of the Conference of the Parties on its seventeenth session Rapporteur: Mr. Andrej Kranjc (Slovenia) Part one: ProceedingsContents Paragraphs Page I. Opening of the session (Agenda item 1) ...................................................................................................... Host Government welcoming ceremony................................................................. II. Organizational matters (Agenda item 2) ...................................................................................................... A. Election of the President of the Conference of the Parties at its seventeenth session ............................................................................................................ B. Adoption of the rules of procedure ................................................................ C. Adoption of the agenda .................................................................................. D. Election of officers other than the President................................................... E. Admission of organizations as observers ...................................................... F. Organization of work, including the sessions of the subsidiary bodies .......... G. Dates and venues of future sessions ............................................................... H. Adoption of the report on credentials ............................................................. III. Reports of the subsidiary bodies (Agenda item 3) ......................................................................................................GE.11-71434
  2. 2. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 A. Report of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice....... B. Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation ....................................... IV. Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (Agenda item 4) ...................................................................................................... V. Consideration of proposals by Parties under Article 17 of the Convention (Agenda item 5) ...................................................................................................... VI. Consideration of proposals by Parties for amendments to the Convention under its Articles 15 and 16 (Agenda item 6) ...................................................................................................... VII. Technology Executive Committee – modalities and procedures (Agenda item 7) ...................................................................................................... VIII. Green Climate Fund – report of the Transitional Committee (Agenda item 8) ...................................................................................................... IX. Second review of the adequacy of Article 4, paragraph 2(a) and (b), of the Convention (Agenda item 9) ...................................................................................................... X. Review of implementation of commitments and of other provisions of the Convention (Agenda item 10) .................................................................................................... A. Financial mechanism of the Convention ........................................................ B. National communications ............................................................................... C. Development and transfer of technologies ..................................................... D. Capacity-building under the Convention........................................................ E. Implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Convention............. F. Other matters referred to the Conference of the Parties by the subsidiary bodies ............................................................................................ XI. Accelerated access to critical mitigation and adaptation technologies and related intellectual property rights (Agenda 11) ............................................................................................................ XII. Equitable access to sustainable development (Agenda 12) ............................................................................................................ XIII. Unilateral trade measures (Agenda item 13) .................................................................................................... XIV. Administrative, financial and institutional matters (Agenda item 14) .................................................................................................... A. Budget performance for the biennium 2010–2011 ......................................... B. Programme budget for the biennium 2012–2013 ........................................... XV. High-level segment (Agenda item 15) .................................................................................................... A. Welcoming ceremony and opening of the high-level segment....................... B. Statements by Parties......................................................................................2
  3. 3. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 C. Statements by United Nations officials .......................................................... XVI. Statements by observer organizations (Agenda item 16) .................................................................................................... XVII. Other matters (Agenda item 17) .................................................................................................... XVIII. Conclusion of the session (Agenda item 18) .................................................................................................... A. Adoption of the report of the Conference of the Parties on its seventeenth session ........................................................................................ B. Closure of the session .....................................................................................Annexes (To be completed) Part two: Action taken by the Conference of the Parties at its seventeenth session (To be completed) 3
  4. 4. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 I. Opening of the session (Agenda item 1)1 1. The seventeenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), convened pursuant to Article 7, paragraph 4, of the Convention, was opened at the International Convention Centre and Durban Exhibition Centre in Durban, South Africa, on 28 November 2011, by Ms. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, President of the COP at its sixteenth session.2 She welcomed the presence of the President of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, the President of Chad, Chairperson of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Mr. Idriss Déby Itno, and the Vice-President of Angola (representing the Southern African Development Community (SADC)), Mr. Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos. 2. The President then recalled the recent passing away on 13 November 2011 of Mr. Mama Konaté (Mali), Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). In honour of his memory, the President invited all delegates to observe a minute of silence and then invited a representative of the Government of Mali to address the plenary in tribute. The President informed Parties that there would be several opportunities to pay tribute to Mr. Konaté, including through general statements and also in the SBSTA opening plenary. 3. The outgoing President, Ms. Espinosa, delivered a statement outlining the important steps taken during last year’s meeting in Cancun, Mexico, and thanked all conference participants for the support extended to the Mexican Presidency. Host Government welcoming ceremony 4. The formal opening included a welcoming ceremony organized by the Government of South Africa to mark the opening of the seventeenth session of the COP and the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP). Statements were made by the Executive Secretary, Ms. Christiana Figueres, the Vice-President of Angola (representing SADC), Mr. Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, and the President of Chad, Chairperson of ECCAS, Mr. Idriss Déby Itno. The President of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, officially welcomed participants to the city of Durban and expressed his hope that this meeting would take us many steps forward towards a solution that saves tomorrow today. 1 The Conference of the Parties agreed to work on the basis of the provisional agenda. 2 The seventeenth session of the COP was held in conjunction with the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP). The proceedings of the CMP are contained in a separate report. The proceedings of the joint meetings of the COP and the CMP convened during the high-level segment of the sessions are reproduced in both reports.4
  5. 5. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1II. Organizational matters (Agenda item 2)A. Election of the President of the Conference of the Parties at its seventeenth session (Agenda item 2(a)) 5. At the 1st meeting3 of the COP, on 28 November, the President recalled that, in accordance with rule 22, paragraph 1, of the draft rules of procedure being applied, the office of President of the COP is subject to rotation among the five regional groups. She informed Parties that a nomination had been received from the African Group. Following her proposal, the COP elected by acclamation Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, as its President. The outgoing President, Ms. Espinosa, congratulated Ms. Nkoana-Mashabane on her election and wished her success in guiding the work of the COP at its seventeenth session. A statement was made by the newly elected President.B. Adoption of the rules of procedure (Agenda item 2(b)) 6. The COP considered this sub-item at its 1st and x meetings, on 28 November and x December, respectively. 7. At the 1st meeting, on 28 November, the President recalled that the President of the COP at its sixteenth session had proposed, and Parties had agreed, that she would conduct intersessional consultations on this issue and inform the COP of any developments. As there continued to be no consensus on this matter, the President proposed that, as at previous sessions, the draft rules of procedure contained in document FCCC/CP/1996/2 should continue to be applied, with the exception of draft rule 42. 8. In addition, the President requested Mr. Jerry Matjila (South Africa) to hold informal consultations on this issue. 9. Following the proposal of the President, a statement was made by a Party representative.4 (To be completed)C. Adoption of the agenda (Agenda item 2(c)) 10. At the 1st meeting, on 28 November, the President drew the attention of the COP to the note by the Executive Secretary containing the provisional agenda and annotations (FCCC/CP/2011/1). The provisional agenda was prepared in agreement with the President of the COP at its sixteenth session, taking into account views expressed by Parties during the thirty-fourth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and by members of the Bureau of the COP. 3 Meetings of the COP referred to in this report are plenary meetings. 4 Statements are included in the webcasts of the plenary sessions and are available on the UNFCCC website at <http://unfccc.int/meetings/durban_nov_2011/meeting/6245.php>. 5
  6. 6. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 11. Regarding items 11, 12 and 13 of the provisional agenda, the President proposed to undertake inclusive consultations with Parties to determine how to address the items during this session. 12. The President further proposed to proceed with work on the basis of the provisional agenda with a view to formally adopting the agenda at a later meeting. 13. Statements were made by representatives of two Parties.5 (To be completed) D. Election of officers other than the President (Agenda item 2(d)) 14. At the 1st meeting, on 28 November, the President informed the COP that Ms. Andrea Garcia Guerrero (Colombia) and Mr. Andrej Kranjc (Slovenia), members of the CMP 16/CMP 6 Bureau, had begun consultations on this matter but that nominations had not yet been received from all regional groups. The President requested Ms. Garcia Guerrero and Mr. Kranjc to continue their consultations during the session until all the nominations had been finalized. 15. On a proposal by the President, the COP decided to postpone the election of the other officers of the Bureau until all nominations were finalized. (To be completed) E. Admission of organizations as observers (Agenda item 2(e)) 16. At its 1st meeting, on 28 November, the COP considered a note by the secretariat on the admission of organizations as observers (FCCC/CP/2011/2), listing seven intergovernmental organizations and 133 non-governmental organizations that had asked to be admitted as observers. 17. In accordance with the recommendations of the Bureau, and upon a proposal by the President, the COP admitted the organizations listed in document FCCC/CP/2011/2. 18. A statement was made by a Party representative. F. Organization of work, including the sessions of the subsidiary bodies (Agenda item 2(f)) 19. At the 1st meeting, on 28 November, the President drew the attention of the COP to the annotations to the provisional agenda contained in document FCCC/CP/2011/1. She noted that the subsidiary bodies would be convened with the aim of developing, before their sessions ended on 3 December, draft decisions and conclusions for submission to the COP. She also noted that the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action 5 Under this agenda sub-item, a statement was made by a representative of Singapore explaining Singapore’s procedural concerns related to the provisional agenda of the Conference of the Parties at its seventeenth session and Singapore’s understanding on the adoption of this provisional agenda. Statements are included in the webcasts of the plenary sessions and are available on the UNFCCC website at <http://unfccc.int/meetings/durban_nov_2011/meeting/6245.php>.6
  7. 7. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1under the Convention (AWG-LCA) would submit the results of its work before the end ofits session.20. On a proposal by the President, the COP decided to refer items to the subsidiarybodies for consideration and the submission of appropriate draft decisions or conclusions,as follows:Subsidiary Body for ImplementationItem 10(a)(i) Report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Global Environment FacilityItem 10(b)(i) National communications from Parties included in Annex I to the ConventionItem 10(b)(ii) National communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the ConventionItem 10(c) Development and transfer of technologiesItem 10(d) Capacity-building under the ConventionItem 10(e)(i) Implementation of the Buenos Aires programme of work on adaptation and response measures (decision 1/CP.10)Item 10(e)(ii) Matters relating to the least developed countriesItem 14(a) Budget performance for the biennium 2010–2011Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological AdviceItem 10(c) Development and transfer of technologiesItem 10(e)(i) Implementation of the Buenos Aires programme of work on adaptation and response measures (decision 1/CP.10)21. Delegates were reminded that the SBI and the SBSTA would consider differentaspects of sub-items 10(c) and 10(e)(i).22. With regard to agenda item 15, “High-level segment”, the President informeddelegates that the inauguration of the high-level segment would take place on the afternoonof 6 December, and that national statements would be heard on 7 and 8 December, andwould continue until 9 December. The high-level segment would be convened on theunderstanding that there would be one speakers’ list and that each Party, including Partiesto the Convention that are also Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, would speak only once. Nodecisions would be taken in the joint meetings. The President proposed a time limit of threeminutes for each statement at the high-level segment. She also noted that brief statementsfrom senior representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizationswould be heard on 9 December and that a time limit of two minutes per statement had beenset.23. At the 2nd meeting, on 28 November, with regard to agenda item 4, “Report of theAd Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention”, thePresident recalled that the COP, by its decision 1/CP.16, requested the AWG-LCA to reportto the COP at its seventeenth session. She informed delegates that the Chair of theAWG-LCA, Mr. Daniel Reifsnyder (United States of America), would deliver the report ofthe working group to the COP at a subsequent meeting and invited Mr. Reifsnyder tobriefly provide information about the organization of work of the AWG-LCA. 7
  8. 8. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 24. The President recalled the SBI recommendation regarding the participation of observers in informal sessions and proposed that at least the first and last meeting of informal consultations be opened to observer organizations where appropriate.6 25. The COP agreed to proceed on the basis of the proposals made by the President. 26. General statements were made by the representatives of Argentina (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China), Australia (on behalf of the Umbrella Group), the European Union (on behalf of its member States), Switzerland (on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (on behalf of the African Group), Grenada (on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)), the Gambia (on behalf of the least developed countries), Cuba (on behalf of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty), Egypt (on behalf of the Arab Group), Tajikistan (on behalf of the Group of Mountainous Landlocked Developing Countries), Papua New Guinea (on behalf of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations), China (on behalf of Brazil, China, India and South Africa) and El Salvador (on behalf of the Central American Integration System).7 27. At the close of the general statements, the President emphasized her personal commitment to working closely with the Chairs of all four subsidiary bodies and with the coordinators of the negotiating groups. To this end, on 3 and 6 December, the President convened stocktaking plenaries that had the goal of ensuring that open, inclusive and transparent progress in the negotiations is achieved. 28. Statements were made by representatives of four non-governmental organization constituencies (business and industry non-governmental organizations, local government and municipal authorities, trade union non-governmental organizations and youth non- governmental organizations). 29. At the 3rd meeting, on 30 November, the President noted the important work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and invited Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the Chairman of the IPCC, to address the plenary. Mr. Pachauri drew attention to two reports released by the IPCC in 2011, the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation8 and the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation.9 (To be completed) G. Dates and venues of future sessions (Agenda item 2(g)) 30. At the resumed 3rd meeting, on 30 November, the President recalled that the COP, by its decision 12/CP.16, took note of the offers of the Governments of Qatar and the Republic of Korea to host COP 18 and CMP 8. 31. At the invitation of the President, the representative of Qatar made a statement inviting delegates to COP 18 and CMP 8 in Qatar. This was followed by a statement by the representative of the Republic of Korea, who informed Parties that his country will host a 6 FCCC/SBI/2011/7, paragraph 167. 7 The full webcasts of the plenary sessions are available at <http://unfccc4.meta- fusion.com/kongresse/cop17/templ/ovw_onDemand.php?id_kongressmain=201>. This URL is temporary and will change upon publication of the final report. 8 The full report is available online at<http://www.ipcc.ch/#>. 9 The full report is available online at<http://srren.ipcc-wg3.de/report>.8
  9. 9. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 ministerial meeting in 2012, noting that this meeting will play a central role in supporting Qatar to prepare for COP 18 and CMP 8. 32. The President thanked the Republic of Korea and Qatar for their efforts in coming to an agreement on the hosting of COP 18 and CMP 8 and invited the Chair of the Asian Group to make a statement. 33. The President noted that in keeping with the rotation among regional groups, the President of COP 19 and CMP 9 will come from the Eastern European Group. The President encouraged the Eastern European Group to continue its discussions, with a view to endorsing a candidature to host COP 19 and CMP 9 at the session. The President also invited interested Parties to come forward with offers to host COP 20 and CMP 10 and noted that, in keeping with the rotation among regional groups, the President of COP 20 and CMP 10 will come from the Latin America and Caribbean Group. 34. The President proposed to prepare a draft decision for consideration by the COP at its closing meeting. (To be completed) H. Adoption of the report on credentials (Agenda item 2(h)) (To be completed)III. Reports of the subsidiary bodies (Agenda item 3) A. Report of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (Agenda item 3(a)) (To be completed) B. Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (Agenda item 3(b)) (To be completed)IV. Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (Agenda item 4) (To be completed) 9
  10. 10. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 V. Consideration of proposals by Parties under Article 17 of the Convention (Agenda item 5) 35. At the resumed 3rd and x meetings, on 30 November and x December, respectively, the COP had before it documents FCCC/CP/2009/3, FCCC/CP/2009/4, FCCC/CP/2009/5, FCCC/CP/2009/6, FCCC/CP/2009/7 and FCCC/CP/2010/3. 36. In accordance with Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the proposals from Australia, Costa Rica, Japan, Tuvalu and the United States of America were communicated through notes verbales to Parties and signatories to the Convention six months before COP 15. However, as Parties were not able to reach consensus on how to proceed with these proposals at COP 15, the agenda item was included in the provisional agenda for COP 16. 37. In addition, on 28 May 2010, Grenada submitted a proposal for a new protocol. In accordance with Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the secretariat communicated the text of this proposal to Parties and signatories to the Convention six months before COP 16. 38. In introducing this item, the President recalled that proposals (as contained in the documents mentioned in para. 34 above) had been received from the following six Parties: Australia, Costa Rica, Grenada, Japan, Tuvalu and the United States of America. 39. The President opened the floor for statements. A representative of one Party made a statement on behalf of AOSIS. 40. On a proposal by the President, the COP decided to keep this item open and await the outcome of the AWG-LCA consideration of legal options. (To be completed) VI. Consideration of proposals by Parties for amendments to the Convention under its Articles 15 and 16 (Agenda item 6) 41. At the resumed 3rd and x meetings, on 30 November and x December, respectively, the COP had before it documents FCCC/CP/2011/5, FCCC/CP/2011/4 and FCCC/CP/2011/3. 42. In introducing this item, the President stated that three proposals for amendments to the Convention under its Articles 15 and 16 had been submitted by Parties for consideration at the seventeenth session of the COP. The Russian Federation, on 24 May 2011, submitted a proposal for an amendment to Article 4, paragraph 2(f); Papua New Guinea and Mexico, on 26 May 2011, submitted a proposal for amendments to Articles 7 and 18; and Cyprus and the European Union, on 3 June 2011, submitted a proposal to amend Annex I to the Convention. 43. In accordance with Articles 15 and 16 of the Convention, the proposals were communicated through notes verbales to Parties and signatories to the Convention six months before COP 17 and sent, for information, to the Depositary on 22 June 2011. 44. The President proposed to take up the three proposals separately and invited the proponents to introduce their proposals. On the proposal from Cyprus and the European Union to amend Annex I to the Convention, the President recalled that a similar proposal was made at the fifteenth session of the COP to add Malta to Annex I to the Convention. The amendment was adopted by the COP through its decision 3/CP.15.10
  11. 11. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 45. A representative of a Party made a statement on behalf of the European Union and its member States on the proposal from Cyprus and the European Union to amend Annex I to the Convention. 46. Representatives of eight Parties made statements on the proposal of Papua New Guinea and Mexico for amendments to Articles 7 and 18, including one statement on behalf of the European Union and its member States. 47. Representatives of seven Parties made statements on the proposal of the Russian Federation for an amendment to Article 4, paragraph 2(f), including one statement on behalf of the European Union and its member States. 48. For the proposal from Cyprus and the European Union regarding the amendment of Annex I to the Convention, the President requested Mr. Stephen de Boer (Canada) to hold informal consultations on this issue. 49. On the joint proposal from Papua New Guinea and Mexico regarding amendments to Articles 7 and 18 of the Convention, the President requested Ms. Paula Caballero Gomez (Colombia) to hold informal consultations on this issue. 50. For the proposal from the Russian Federation, regarding an amendment to Article 4, paragraph 2(f), of the Convention, the President requested Mr. Javier Díaz Carmona (Costa Rica) to hold informal consultations on this issue. (To be completed)VII. Technology Executive Committee – modalities and procedures (Agenda item 7) 51. At the resumed 3rd meeting, on 30 November, the COP had before it the report on the modalities and procedures of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) (FCCC/CP/2011/8). 52. The President recalled that the establishment of the Technology Mechanism, comprising the TEC and the Climate Technology Centre and Network, was one of the landmark achievements of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun and she congratulated Mr. Gabriel Blanco (Argentina) and Mr. Antonio Pflüger (Germany) for their election to the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair of the TEC. She noted that the joint SBI and SBSTA item on the development and transfer of technology would consider the report of the TEC on activities and performance. 53. The President invited the Chair of the TEC, Mr. Blanco, to provide an oral report to the COP. Mr. Blanco outlined the work done by the TEC during its first year, including the elaboration of and agreement on the modalities and procedures to be considered by the COP at the session. He noted that the six elements considered by the TEC as the core of its modalities are the following: analysis and synthesis; policy recommendations; facilitation and catalysing; linkage with other institutional arrangements; engagement with stakeholders; and information and knowledge sharing. He expressed gratitude to all Parties for their commitment and efforts and underscored the importance of engaging stakeholders in the Technology Mechanism. 54. Representatives of eight Parties made statements, including one statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China and one on behalf of the European Union and its member States. 11
  12. 12. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 55. On a proposal by the President, the COP decided to establish a contact group, co- chaired by Mr. Carlos Fuller (Belize) and Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), to consider the report on modalities and procedures and to develop a draft decision for consideration by the COP at the session. (To be completed) VIII. Green Climate Fund – report of the Transitional Committee (Agenda item 8) 56. At the resumed 3rd meeting, on 30 November, the COP had before it the report of the Transitional Committee for the design of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) (FCCC/CP/2011/6 and Add.1). 57. The President recalled that in decision 1/CP.16 the COP decided that the GCF would be designed by a Transitional Committee (TC). She thanked the Co-Chairs of the TC, Mr. Ernesto Cordero Arroyo (Mexico), Mr. Kjetil Lund (Norway) and Mr. Trevor Manuel (South Africa), for their dedication and hard work and requested Mr. Trevor Manuel to present the report. 58. Mr. Manuel presented the report on behalf of the TC, noting that its work had been guided by the principles of inclusiveness and transparency. During its final meeting the TC considered its report to the COP at its seventeenth session, including a draft governing instrument for the GCF and recommendations addressing transitional arrangements, and agreed to submit its report with a draft governing instrument and draft recommendations to the COP for its consideration and approval. He then pointed out that the draft governing instrument responds to all elements of the mandate given to the Committee and noted that, if adopted, the instrument would enable the GCF to be operationalized. He stressed that in his view the report is balanced and presents a good middle ground and a sound basis for launching the GCF in Durban. He concluded by thanking the members of the TC, the Co- Chairs and their deputies, the Parties that provided support through financial contributions or by hosting its meetings, the Technical Support Unit and the organizations that seconded staff to support the TC. 59. Statements were made by representatives of 28 Parties, including a statement made on behalf of the EIG, one on behalf of the European Union and its member States, one on behalf of AOSIS and one on behalf of the Latin America and Caribbean Group. 60. A statement was also made by a representative of a non-governmental organization constituency (indigenous peoples organizations). 61. The President proposed to hold transparent and inclusive informal consultations on the item, based on the draft recommendations contained in document FCCC/CP/2011/6 and Add.1. 62. Additional statements were made by representatives of 12 Parties. 63. The COP agreed on the proposal made by the President for her to hold transparent and inclusive informal consultations and to report back to the COP at a later meeting. (To be completed)12
  13. 13. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1IX. Second review of the adequacy of Article 4, paragraph 2(a) and (b), of the Convention10 (Agenda item 9) (To be completed)X. Review of implementation of commitments and of other provisions of the Convention (Agenda item 10) A. Financial mechanism of the Convention (Agenda item 10(a)) (To be completed) B. National communications (Agenda item 10(b)) (To be completed) C. Development and transfer of technologies (Agenda item 10(c)) (To be completed) D. Capacity-building under the Convention (Agenda item 10(d)) (To be completed) 10 Parties may recall that at COP 4 it “proved impossible to reach any agreed conclusions or decisions” on this matter (FCCC/CP/1998/16, para. 64) and the item was therefore included in the provisional agenda for COP 5 in accordance with rules 10(c) and 16 of the draft rules of procedure being applied. The COP, at its fifth session, could not reach a conclusion on this matter (FCCC/CP/1999/6, para. 18) and, in accordance with rules 10(c) and 16 of the draft rules of procedure being applied, the item was included in the provisional agendas for the sixth and up to and including the twelfth sessions of the COP, with a footnote reflecting a proposal made by the Group of 77 and China to amend the item to read “Review of the adequacy of implementation of Article 4, paragraph 2(a) and (b), of the Convention”. The COP, at its thirteenth session, invited the Executive Secretary to come forward with a proposal to be considered by the SBI at its twenty-eighth session (FCCC/CP/2008/7, para. 10). On the basis of the recommendation of the SBI and following a proposal by the President, the COP, at its fourteenth session, decided to defer its consideration of this item, pursuant to rule 13 of the draft rules of procedure being applied, to the COP at its sixteenth session (FCCC/CP/2008/7, para. 10). The COP, at its sixteenth session, adopted its provisional agenda as contained in document FCCC/CP/2010/1, with the exception of item 6, “Second review of the adequacy of Article 4, paragraph 2(a) and (b), of the Convention”, which was held in abeyance. 13
  14. 14. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 E. Implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Convention (Agenda item 10(e)) (To be completed) F. Other matters referred to the Conference of the Parties by the subsidiary bodies (Agenda item 10(f)) (To be completed) XI. Accelerated access to critical mitigation and adaptation technologies and related intellectual property rights11 (Agenda 11) (To be completed) XII. Equitable access to sustainable development12 (Agenda 12) (To be completed) XIII. Unilateral trade measures13 (Agenda item 13) (To be completed) XIV. Administrative, financial and institutional matters (Agenda item 14) A. Budget performance for the biennium 2010–2011 (Agenda item 14(a)) (To be completed) B. Programme budget for the biennium 2012–2013 (Agenda item 14(b)) (To be completed) 11 At its 1st meeting, on 28 November, under agenda item 2(c), the President proposed to undertake inclusive consultations with Parties to determine how to address agenda items 11, 12 and 13 of the provisional agenda during this session. 12 See footnote 9. 13 See footnote 9.14
  15. 15. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1 XV. High-level segment (Agenda item 15) A. Welcoming ceremony and opening of the high-level segment 64. A welcoming ceremony, attended by the President of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Zuma, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. BAN Ki-moon, the President of COP 17 and CMP 7, Ms. Nkoana-Mashabane, the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Ms. Christiana Figueres, and other dignitaries, was held on 6 December. 65. The joint high-level segment of the COP at its seventeenth session and the CMP at its seventh session was opened by the President of the COP and the CMP at the 4th meeting of the COP and the 4th meeting of the CMP, on 6 December. B. Statements by Parties (To be completed) C. Statements by United Nations officials (To be completed) XVI. Statements by observer organizations (Agenda item 16) (To be completed)XVII. Other matters (Agenda item 17) (To be completed)XVIII. Conclusion of the session (Agenda item 18) A. Adoption of the report of the Conference of the Parties on its seventeenth session (Agenda item 18(a)) (To be completed) B. Closure of the session (Agenda item 18(b)) (To be completed) 15
  16. 16. FCCC/CP/2011/L.1Annexes (To be completed)16

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