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GETTING AROUND COP16 Where does the political action take place? Who speaks out? What are essential tools for reporting? Which UN staff can help me?

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1 GETTING AROUND COP16 Where does the political action take place? Who speaks out? What are essential tools for reporting? Which UN staff can help me?

2 Where is the political action? COP (Conference of the Parties) COP/CMP (COP serving as meeting to the KP) AWG-LCA (founded 2007, 194 Parties) AWG-KP (founded 2005, 192 Parties) SBSTA (Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice) SBI (Subsidiary Body for Implementation)

3 Who meets where? Opening ceremonies and plenary (open to the public) Side events, > 200 (open, in the Cancún Messe) Happenings (e.g. fossil of the day award) Contact groups (not open) “Meetings”, including bilaterals (not open)

4 Negotiating groups (who speaks for whom?) Non-Annex 1 G77 and China (130+ countries) LDCs (Least Developed Countries) 49 countries) AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States, 43 countries) ALBA group: Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua

5 Negotiating groups (who speaks for whom?) Annex-1 Umbrella group (US, Russia, Ukraine Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia) EU (European Union, 27 countries) + Environmental Integrity Group (Switzerland, Mexico and South Korea, both OECD)

6 Civil society 1350 Groups accredited to the UNFCCC Engos, Ringos, Bingos, Indigenous Peoples, Youngos, trade unions, faith groups Make up more than 50% of all participants Play very important role as observers and experts – but governments decide

7 Vocal groups and bodies (who briefs the press?) UNFCCC Executive Secretary Mexican COP Presidency Delegations: EU, USA,G77 and China, Bolivia etc. CAN (>500 NGOs) and other NGOs UN orgs: WMO, IPCC etc

8 Basic tools (How do I know what is happening and where to go?) CCTV Monitors Website, with live web cast iPhone app “COP 16 Navigator” Daily programme (UNFCCC) Announcements Publication ECO (CAN) Environmental News Bulletin (IISD)

9 Useful documents Press releases and kits UNFCCC Fact sheets and publications National speeches (~150) (Draft) decisions (on UNFCCC web site, at documents counter) Declarations

10 COP16 highlights 29 November: Grand opening 7 December (p.m.): opening of HLS with SG, more than 100 Ministers 10/11 Dec: Closing plenary: sleepless in Cancún (?)

11 Who can help me? General press account: Accreditation: Nana Beeko, Substantive information: John Hay, information officer, ES interview coordination: Carrie Assheuer, Inter-agency coordination: Juan Miguel Diez,

12 GOOD LUCK!

13 Required reading AWG-LCA negotiating text AWG-KP negotiating text Copenhagen Accord text f


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