Informal Climate talks June 27-28, The Hague
Informal climate talks set for 27-28 June in The Hague
As Chairman launches new Consolidated Negotiating Text
Bonn, 11 June 2001 The next informal meeting on the climate change negotiations will take place in The Hague on 2728 June. The meeting is being convened by Chairman Jan Pronk and will be open to all interested governments. It will be immediately preceded by preparatory meetings of the G-77 and China on 2526 June and the Annex I (developed country) Parties on 26 June.
Participants will discuss their response to the Chairman’s Consolidated Negotiating Text, which is being released today and posted on the web at www.unfccc.int. They will also advise the Chairman on how to reach agreement at the resumed sixth session of the Conference of the Parties, which will be held in Bonn during the period 16 27 July.
The Chairman is presenting his Consolidated Negotiating Text in order to facilitate the negotiations. The Text is based on the documents that emerged from the climate conference in The Hague last November. These documents plus the press accreditation forms for the upcoming Bonn conference are also posted at www.unfccc.int.
Although the informal discussions will be closed to the press, Mr. Pronk and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Michael Zammit Cutajar will brief journalists on Thursday the 28th at 18h at the Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel, Gevers Deynootplein 30, Den Haag / Scheveningen.
The Bonn conference will start with the sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies from 16-17 July, followed by the resumed COP from 18-27 July. Ministers are expected to attend from 18 July to 20 or 21 July. Note to journalists: For information about The Hague, please contact Michael Williams at +41-22-917-8242, +41-79-4091528 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about accreditation for the resumed COP 6, please contact Michel Smitall at +49-228-8151005 or email@example.com.
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