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Cancun Mexico November 29th - December 10th 
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Day 6

General overview

More than 300 legislators from various parts of the world will seek a more active participation in the fight against climate change. They will meet on December 6 and 7 to discuss the importance of the cooperation between the Executive and Legislative Branches of each country. Mexican Congressmen participating in the event plan on to expose the bills which are currently under discussion both in Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.

In an meeting on Saturday held by the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Long Term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA), delegates from nearly 200 countries reviewed the progress of negotiations in the first week of the COP16/CMP6 climate conference in Cancun. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Secretary and president of the COP, congratulated negotiators for their work in advancing multilateral policies to confront global warming.

The panel Advances in the development of State Programs of Action on Climate Change, which presented results of the programs that Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) is promoting in every state through the National Ecology Institute (INE), was presented in the Mexico Pavilion of the Cancunmesse building, one of the venues of the COP16.

In Mexico Hall at Cancunmesse building took place the panel Perspective of Young Mexicans to Combat Climate Change, involving young people from different non-governmental organizations such as Greenpeace Mexico and the World Scout Movement. These associations form an affinity group of youngsters interested in the climate change issue, and since 2009 it has been appointed as observer member of the conference sessions, which gives them more legitimacy to their activism and participation in the process.

This morning the closing session of the thirteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), was held in the Cenote hall of the Moon Palace building in Cancun, Mexico.
A survey conducted in the main venue of the COP16, the Moon Palace building, to several delegates, pointed out the good impression of Mexico and their opinion about the organization of the Conference after six days from its beginning.

The last session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) for the COP16 resulted in the recognition of progress in two areas. The first one is education, for which the parties agreed to include awareness about climate change and its effects on school programs.

Japan, Brazil, Ecuador and even Kiribati are represented in the Cancunmesse building, one of the venues of COP16. The countries attending the Climate Change conference in Cancun offer information about their activities through the multicultural pavilions.

Negotiations to extend the 2012 commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol have made substantial progress in the first week of the COP16/CMP6 climate conference in Cancun, said delegates at an informal plenary session on Saturday.

The Workshop Construction Capacity for Women, which promotes emerging research areas and formulating action plans to combat climate change, took place in Polyforum 100 of the Climate Change Village in Cancun, Mexico.


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