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Update of the consultations with the chairs of regional groups and constituencies 

 

Update of Friday, 7 December 2012 at 23:45 hours

The final consultations on the nominations of officers for election were held today at 23:00 hours. Agreement was reached on the nominees to the COP Bureau, as well as the SBI Vice Chair and Rapporteur.

However nominations remain outstanding for the CDM Executive Board, JISC and CTCN Advisory Board, and groups and constituencies have been encouraged to continue to consult and submit the nominations to the secretariat as soon as possible, and for the CTCN Advisory Board by 14 March 2013.

Those nominees received by the secretariat before the closing of the COP and CMP will be forwarded for election of the conference. In accordance with established practice, nominees received by the secretariat after the close of COP 18 and CMP 8 will be deemed elected at COP 18/CMP 8.

Update of Friday, 7 December 2012 at 20:00 hours

The eighth consultations on the nominations of officers for elections were held today at 18:00 hours. Chairs and Coordinators provided updates on the nominations submitted to the secretariat,and their consultations on outstanding nominations.

The Chair reminded groups to reach agreement on a nomination for the position of Rapporteur of the COP and CMP Bureau, to ensure the election of the complete COP 18 and CMP 8 Bureau at this session. The Chair also informed Groups that an agreement has been reached on the membership of the Advisory Board of the CTCN, and urged groups to submit nominations today so that the COP can proceed to elect the representatives to the CTCN Advisory Board before the closing of the session.

The Chair reminded groups that failure of the COP to elect the Advisory Board at COP 18 may result in delay in the operationalization of the CTCN.

The next consultations are set for Friday, 7 December 2012, at 23:00 hours.

Update of Friday, 7 December 2012 at 16:00

The seventh consultations on the nominations of officers for elections were held today at 13:30 hours. Chairs and Coordinators provided updates on the nominations agreed and submitted to the secretariat. The Chair noted that eight nominations have been received by the secretariat for the seven positions of Vice President of the COP and CMP Bureau. The Chair requested regional groups to consult and reach agreement on which of the nominees for Vice President would shift to the position of Rapporteur, noting that the COP cannot proceed with the elections without a candidate for Rapporteur of the COP Bureau. The Chair also urged groups to consult further on the nomination for SBI Rapporteur. Chairs were also invited to submit nominations to the CTCN Advisory Board so that elections can be held here in Doha, and to inform the secretariat of any changes to the membership of the CGE.  

The next consultations are set for Friday, 7 December 2012, at 18:00 hours.


Update of Thursday, 6 December 2012

The sixth consultations on the nominations of officers for elections were held today. Chairs and Coordinators provided updates on the nominations agreed and submitted to the secretariat, including the nominations from regional groups to the "Commas Committee" for the draft amendment to the Kyoto Protocol. Chairs and Coordinators were reminded to submit nominations for the Rapporteur of the Bureau of the COP, as well as for the Bureau of the SBI. With respect to the CGE and the CTCN Advisory Board, Chairs and Coordinators were invited to continue to monitor progress on the negotiations of these two bodies and to submit the nominations to the secretariat as soon as the negotiations were concluded.  

The next consultations are set for Friday, 7 December 2012. 


Update of Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The fifth consultations on the nominations of officers for the elections were held today. The Chair of the consultations reminded Chairs and Coordinators of the deadline for the submission of nominations, which is set for 8 pm on Thursday 6 December. Chairs and Coordinators were also informed to continue to monitor the negotiations on the CGE and the Advisory Board of the CTCN, and be prepared to submit these nominations before the end of the session. Chairs and Coordinators provided information on the ongoing consultations. 

The next consultations are set for Thursday, 6 December 2012. 


Update of Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The fourth consultations on the nominations of officers for the elections were held today. The Chair of the consultations reiterated the President's request for Chairs and Coordinators to intensify their consultations on elections and reach agreement on the nominations by the deadline of 8 pm on Thursday 6 December. The Chairs and Coordinators provided information on the ongoing consultations. 

The next consultations are set for Wednesday, 5 December 2012. 


Update of Saturday, 1 December 2012

The third consultations on the nominations of officers for the elections were held today. The Chair of the consultations conveyed the message that the President urged Chairs and Coordinators to intensify their consultations on elections. The Chair reminded Parties and Coordinators of Groups and Constituencies that only two out of over 70 nominations had been received. The Chairs and Coordinators provided information on the ongoing consultations.  As no nominations for SBI Vice-Chair and Rapporteur were received, it was agreed at the consultations to recommend to the SBI Chair, following the precedent at COP 17, to propose in the plenary that SBI invites the COP,  as an exception to rule 27.6 of the draft Rules of procedure, to elect the SBI Vice-Chair and Rapporteur at its the closing meeting on Friday, 7 December 2012.  The SBI Vice-Chair and Rapporteur will continue in office in accordance with rule 22.2 of the draft Rules of procedure.

The next consultations are set for Monday, 3 December 2012. 


Update of Thursday, 29 November 2012

The second consultations on the nominations of officers for the elections were held today. The Chairs and Coordinators of regional groups and constituencies provided updates of the consultations within their groups and constituencies, including on the nominations agreed so far. The Chair of the consultations urged the regional groups and constituencies to intensify consultations in order to meet the deadlines for the nominations, in particular the deadline for the SBI Vice-Chair and Rapporteur for the nominations at the SBI closing on Saturday, 1 December 2012; and the deadline for the other nominations set by the President of Thursday, 6 December 2012.

The next consultations are set for Saturday, 1 December 2012.


Update of Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Consultations on the nominations of officers for the elections to be held in Doha were held today.  The Chair of the consultations reminded the Chairs and Coordinators of regional groups and constituencies to reach agreement in their respective groups and submit the nominations in a timely manner in order to meet the deadline for the nominations, which has been set by the President for Thursday, 6 December 2012.

The next consultations are set for Thursday, 29 November 2012.