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Bonn Climate Change Conference - March 2014

10-14 March 2014 | Bonn, Germany
 
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Summary Highlights of the Meeting

Participants on the steps of the World Conference Centre Bonn waiting for the ADP meeting to resume

Friday 14 March 2013

On Friday morning, delegates to the fourth meeting of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-4) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concluded discussions in the open-ended consultations on Item 3 (implementation of all items related to Decision 1/CP.17, establishment of the ADP) on nationally determined contributions, transparency of action and support, and other issues.

In the afternoon, the closing session of the technical expert meetings convened for reports by the facilitators of the meetings on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Parties also reflected on the technical expert meeting process and workstream 2.

Closing plenary convened at 5:38pm. Parties agreed to establish a contact group, to begin its work after the opening plenary of the fifth meeting of the second session of the ADP (ADP 2-5) in June. Parties also agreed to an additional session of the ADP, to be held in Bonn, Germany, during the third week of October, before COP 20 in Lima, Peru. Parties then presented their closing statements. The second session of the ADP was suspended at 7:14 pm.

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ADP OPEN-ENDED CONSULTATIONS
 
Felipe Fereira, Brazil
Bernarditas Müller, the Philippines
Prasert Sirinapaporn, Thailand
 
Atif Al-Jumaili, Kuwait
Jo Tyndall, New Zealand
Komi Tomyeba, Togo
 
   
L-R: Selam Kidane Abebe, Ethiopia, consulting with Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, Ethiopia
   
 
Toferry Soetikno, Indonesia
Dulce María Buergo Rodríguez, Cuba
Gary Theseira, Malaysia
 
Hamid Al Sadoon, Saudi Arabia
 
Christo Artusio, US
Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation
Ahmad Rajabi, Iran
 
ADP Co-Chair Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago (center), gaveled the meeting to a close at 7:14 pm.
 

Thursday 13 March 2013

Negotiations continued on Thursday at the fourth meeting of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-4) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Delegates convened throughout the day for the technical expert meeting on energy efficiency and the open-ended consultations on Item 3 (implementation of all items related to Decision 1/CP.17, establishment of the ADP).

In the morning, the technical expert meeting on energy efficiency continued presentations of national experiences, implementing energy efficiency policies and technology. This was followed by a panel on finance, technology and capacity-building, examining support available for enhancing action on energy efficiency. In the afternoon, participants discussed how the UNFCCC can engage on the issue of energy efficiency.

In the morning, the open-ended consultations addressed: finance, technology and capacity-building (means of implementation (MOI)); mitigation; and equity and ambition. In the afternoon, the open-ended consultations focused on transparency of action and support, and other issues related to elements.

On MOI, discussions addressed, inter alia: whether to treat finance, technology and capacity building separately; the role of historical responsibility in finance; and how to leverage private finance. Consultations on mitigation touched on a range of issues, including: whether targets should be economy wide; whether nationally-determined contributions include mitigation only or all elements of the Durban Platform; a mechanism for increasing contributions over time; and accounting rules. During the consultations on equity and ambition, delegates discussed the application of the equity principle to burden sharing in the 2015 agreement.

On transparency, the open-ended consultation addressed possible components of ex ante and ex post systems to assess nationally determined contributions. Discussions in the open-ended consultations on other issues addressed: market and non-market based mechanisms; response measures; and a compliance mechanism.

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ADP OPEN-ENDED CONSULTATIONS
 
   
L-R: Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat; Marcela Main, UNFCCC Secretariat; ADP Co-Chair Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and
Tobago; and ADP Co-Chair Artur Runge-Metzger, EU
   
 
Selina Wrighter, Australia
Ian Fry, Tuvalu
Anyaa Vohiri, Liberia
 
Amb. Shin Boonam, Republic of Korea
Raphael Azeredo, Brazil
Adão Soares Barbosa, Timor-Leste
 
TECHNICAL EXPERT MEETING ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY
 
   
L-R: Thibaud Voïta, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC); Philippe Benoit, International Energy Agency (IEA);
Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat; Jun Arima, Japan; Bhaskar Sarma, India; and Peter Bach, Denmark
   
 
 
Bhaskar Sarma, India
 
Peter Bach, Denmark
 
 
   
Participants from Climate Action Network (CAN) consulting
   
 

Wednesday 12 March 2013

The fourth meeting of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-4) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) continued on Wednesday. Throughout the day, participants engaged in technical expert meetings, open-ended consultations and a stocktaking plenary.

In the morning the open-ended consultations on item 3 (implementation of all items related to Decision 1/CP.17, establishment of the ADP) continued discussions of finance, technology and capacity building, and nationally determined contributions. In the afternoon the open-ended consultations addressed mitigation.

In the morning the Technical Expert Meeting on Renewable Energy continued with discussions on how to address renewable energy under the UNFCCC. In the afternoon the Technical Expert Meeting on Energy Efficiency commenced with presentations by parties on implementation of energy efficiency in their domestic contexts.

In the afternoon a stocktaking plenary convened to address how to move forward work of the ADP. Parties discussed whether to establish a contact group or continue work in open-ended consultations. Consensus emerged around the establishment of a contact group. The ADP will reconvene in plenary on Friday to formalize the arrangement.

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L-R: ADP Co-Chairs Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago, and Artur Runge-Metzger, EU
   
 
ADP OPEN-ENDED CONSULTATIONS
 
   
View of the ADP open-ended consultations
   
 
 
Ahmad Rajabi, Iran
Suzanty Sitorus, Indonesia
Caleb Otto, Palau
 

Tuesday 11 March 2013

Negotiations continued on Tuesday at the fourth meeting of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-4) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the morning, delegates convened for a workshop on domestic preparations for intended nationally determined contributions. In the afternoon, the technical experts meeting on renewable energy continued. Open-ended consultations on item 3 (implementation of all items related to Decision 1/CP.17, establishment of the ADP) addressed the issues of nationally determined contributions, and finance, technology and capacity building.

During the workshop a number of parties presented how their countries are preparing for the submission of nationally determined contributions and expressed views on how the contributions should be structured. The technical expert meeting on renewable energy focused on means of implementing actions, including finance, technology and capacity building, with panelists presenting national deployment of renewable energy.

The open-ended consultations on nationally determined contributions discussed accounting for national circumstances, and differences between the nationally determined contributions of developed and developing countries. In the open-ended consultations on finance, technology and capacity-building (means of implementation), parties considered how these issues could be reflected in the Paris outcome, building on what has been achieved so far.

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L-R: COP 19 President Marcin Korolec, Poland; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, and Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister
of Environment, Peru
   
 
UNFCCC Secretariat management meeting with COP 19 President Marcin Korolec, Poland; Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of
Environment, Peru; and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
 
WORKSHOP ON DOMESTIC PREPARATIONS FOR INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS
 
   
L-R: Zou Ji, China; Jürgen Lefevere, EU; Prasert Sirinapaporn, Thailand; William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC Secretariat;
ADP Co-Chair Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago; ADP Co-Chair Artur Runge-Metzger, EU; and Marcela Main, Secretary of
the ADP
   
 
Zou Ji, China
Prasert Sirinapaporn, Thailand
Jürgen Lefevere, EU
 
   
Participants attending the workshop
   
 

Monday 10 March 2013

The fourth meeting of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convened on Monday, 10 March, in Bonn, Germany, at the World Conference Center Bonn. In the morning, ADP Co-Chair Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, opened the meeting with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres calling on parties to use the support of stakeholders as “wind in their sails” to make the session successful and productive.

The work of the meeting proceeded on the basis of the agenda (ADP/2013/AGENDA) adopted at the first part of ADP 2, which took place from 29 April-3 May 2013, in Bonn, Germany. Parties agreed to the organization of work outlined in the scenario note (ADP.2014.2.InformalNote) and gave opening statements. In the afternoon, the open-ended consultations on ADP item 3 (implementation of all items related to Decision 1/CP.17, establishment of the ADP) discussed the issue of adaptation, including: the place of adaptation in the 2015 Agreement; building on existing adaptation institutions; loss and damage; a global goal for adaptation; and means of implementation. The technical expert meeting on renewable energy also convened with organizations and countries presenting on options for realizing mitigation opportunities within the renewable energy sector.

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Delegates from G-77/China in informal consultations before the start of the ADP plenary
   
 
OPENING PLENARY
 
   
Bird's eye view of the ADP opening plenary
   
 
 
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
 
ADP Co-Chair Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, opened the meeting
 
 
 
Amb. Justin Lee, Australia, speaking on behalf of the
Umbrella Group
 
Rene Orellana, Bolivia, speaking on behalf of G-77/China
 
 
Amb. Marlene Moses, Nauru, speaking on
behalf of the of the Alliance for Small Island
States
 
Ioannis Ziomas, Greece, speaking on
behalf of the EU
 
Amb. Jaime Hermida Castillo, Nicaragua,
speaking on behalf of the Bolivarian
Alliance for the Peoples of Our America
(ALBA)
 
Norbert Bärlocher, Switzerland, speaking
on behalf of the Environmental Integrity
Group (EIG)
 
Amb. Ahmed Abdelrahman Swar El
Dahab
, Sudan, speaking on behalf of
the African Group
 
Paula Caballero, Colombia,
speaking on behalf of the Independent
Alliance of Latin America and the
Caribbean (AILAC)
 
   
L-R: Felipe Fereira, Brazil, in conversation with Trigg Talley, US
   
 
ADP SNAPSHOTS
 
L-R: Ayman Amin, Egypt, consulting with Amb. Mahmoud Ahmed Samir Samy, Egypt
 
   
L-R: Athena Ballesteros, World Resources Institute (WRI), in conversation with Ian Fry, Tuvalu
   
 
   
Delegates from the Umbrella Group consulting
   
 
   
L-R: June Hughes, Saint Kitts and Nevis; Neranda Maurice, Saint Lucia; Norma Cherry-Ferrier, Saint Lucia; and Collin Guiste,
Dominica
   
 
         
 
 
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Conference resources

*Conference website

*Conference scenario note

*Conference agenda

*Conference overview schedule

*Conference documents

*Schedule of meetings

*Technical expert meetings

*Workshop on domestic preparations for intended nationally determined contributions

*Briefing by relevant organizations and UN agencies on support for domestic preparations for intended nationally determined contributions

*Briefing on voluntary cancellation of certified emission reductions

*Briefing on voluntary cancellation of certified emission reductions

*Reflections on progress made at the third part of the second session of the ADP and on its work in 2014 ADP.2014.1. InformalNote.

*Report of the ADP on the third part of its second session

*Message to operating entities of the financial mechanism of the Convention, and observer organizations from the Co-Chairs


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