Cancún (Mexico), 6 December 2010
Organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Mexican Congress, with the support of UNDP
Mexican Chamber of DeputiesMexican Senate

The next full-scale session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP16/CMP6, will take place in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. The IPU and the Mexican Congress, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will organize a Parliamentary Meeting in conjunction with the Climate Change Conference in Cancún. The Meeting will offer parliamentarians an opportunity to obtain first-hand information on the main issues and orientations of COP16/CMP6, to interact with government negotiators directly involved in the UNFCCC decision-making process, gain better knowledge of the recommendations adopted by the IPU with regard to parliamentary action on climate change, and exchange views on parliamentary follow-up to the session in Cancún. COP16 Logo

The Parliamentary Meeting will take place on Monday, 6 December 2010,
on the premises of Hotel Omni in Cancún.

The Meeting will be open to all members of parliament who are present in Cancún at the time of COP16/CMP6. As a rule, they are expected to be accredited to the UN Conference and have a COP16/CMP6 badge. This badge is valid for the Parliamentary Meeting, with no other ID badges required. However, if for one reason or another a delegate does not have a COP16/CMP6 badge, a special one-day "Parliamentary Meeting" badge will be issued by the IPU registration desk at Hotel Omni. This badge is valid for the Parliamentary Meeting only and will not allow access to the UN Conference. All cases when participants in the Parliamentary Meeting are not accredited to COP16/CMP6 and therefore require a special one-day badge must be announced to the IPU Secretariat in advance, using the registration form to be returned to the IPU by 15 November 2010 at the latest.

Important notice. The IPU and the Mexican Congress are not in a position to facilitate accreditation to COP16/CMP6, provide visa support for entry into Mexico or hotel accommodation in Cancún. These matters should be dealt with by each delegation individually, as part of the overall COP16/CMP6 accreditation procedure.


Updated on 9 December 2010
Outcome document [PDF]New!
Speech of the IPU President, Dr. Theo-Ben Gurirab, at the opening session [PDF]New!
Speech of the President of the Mexican Congress, Mr. Jorge Carlos Ramírez Marín, at the opening session [PDF, in Spanish]New!
List of participants [PDF]New!
Programme [PDF] [HTML]
Information document submitted by the Mexican Senate [PDF]
Invitation [PDF]
Practical Information Note [PDF]
Registration form [Word] [PDF]
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of COP15 (Copenhagen, 16 December 2009)
IPU resolution on "Climate change, sustainable development models, and renewable energies" adopted by the 120th statutory IPU Assembly (Addis Ababa, 10 April 2009)
Mexican Chamber of Deputies
Mexican Senate

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Updated on 6 December 2010   
08:30 - 18:00 Registration of participants
10:00 - 10:30Opening session
  • Dr. Theo-Ben Gurirab, IPU President
  • Mr. Jorge Carlos Ramírez Marín, President of the Mexican Congress
  • Ms. Veerle Vandeweerd, Director for Energy and Environment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
10:30 - 11:00 Briefing session
Taking the process forward: Progress report on COP16/CMP6 negotiations
  • Ms. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Chairperson of COP16/CMP6
11:00 - 13:00Interactive panel discussion
Clean-energy growth as a new development paradigm
  • Mr. Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament, Chairman of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Mr. Saber Chowdhury, MP (Bangladesh), Chairman of All-Party Group on Climate Change and Environment
  • Senator Alberto Cárdenas (Mexico), President of the Special Commission on Climate Change
  • Ms. Sylvie Lemmet, Director of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Dr. Kumi Naidóo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International
13:00 - 15:00Lunch
15:00 - 15:30 Keynote presentation
International governance of climate finance
  • Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Executive Coordinator, UNDP/Global Environment Facility; UNDP Director of Environmental Finance
15:30 - 17:45 Interactive panel discussion
Unlocking effective climate action nationally: do parliaments hold the keys?
  • Mr. Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, MP (Mexico), President of the External Relations Committee, Chamber of Deputies
  • Mr. Tim Yeo, MP (United Kingdom), member of GLOBE International
  • Mr. David Ebong, MP (Uganda), member of the CPA Task Force on Climate Change
  • Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, MP (Japan), former Minister of the Environment and former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. John Prescott (Lord), PACE Rapporteur on Climate Change, former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
17:45 - 18:00Closing session
Adoption of the draft outcome document
  • Mr. Steen Gade, MP (Denmark)
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18:00 Cocktail reception

Hotel Omni (Boulevard Kukulcan, Km. 16.5) is easily accessible from the main venue of the UN Conference (Moon Palace Hotel), its registration desk (Cancún Messe) and from all official COP16/CMP6 hotels in Cancún using a free-of-charge shuttle bus service provided by the organizers of the UN Conference.
Cancún area
Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas
Boulevard Kukulcan, L-48 Km. 16.5 M55
Cancún QR 77500
Tel.: +52-998-881-0600
Fax: +52-998-885-0184
Website: http://www.omnihotels.com

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