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31 March - 4 April 2008, Bangkok, Thailand


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The UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Highlights for Tuesday, 1 April 2008

On Tuesday morning, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWGLCA) continued opening statements from parties and observers. It then held discussions on the work programme in an informal plenary and drafting group. In the morning and afternoon, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG) held an in-session workshop on means to reach emission reduction targets, focusing on the flexible mechanisms.

On Tuesday morning and afternoon, the AWG held an in-session workshop concentrating on the flexible mechanisms.
On Tuesday morning and afternoon, the AWG held an in-session workshop concentrating on the flexible mechanisms. 

Andrew Howard, UNFCCC Secretariat, explained the legal basis for the flexible mechanisms in the Kyoto Protocol and the relevant COP/MOP decisions. Dennis Tirpak, IPCC Working Group III Coordinating Lead Author, reviewed the IPCC’s assessment of market mechanisms. Artur Runge-Metzger, European Community, discussed lessons learned from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
Andrew Howard, UNFCCC Secretariat, explained the legal basis for the flexible mechanisms in the Kyoto Protocol and the relevant COP/MOP decisions. Dennis Tirpak, IPCC Working Group III Coordinating Lead Author, reviewed the IPCC’s assessment of market mechanisms. Artur Runge-Metzger, European Community, discussed lessons learned from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

While speakers were presenting, delegates were watching.

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Participants waiting for the plenary session to begin.

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On Tuesday morning, the AWGLCA continued opening statements from parties and observers.

Martin Khor, Third World Network, expressed concern with funds available outside UNFCCC.
Mark Berman, Canada, called for an iterative, aggressive and comprehensive work programme for the AWGLCA. Martin Khor, Third World Network, expressed concern with funds available outside UNFCCC. Fernando Abad, Mexico, suggested sessions on mitigation and adaptation respectively, with technology and finance to be considered at each.

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Leila Mead and Yulia Yamineva, members of the ENB team, at work in the plenary.

At temperatures above 34 degrees celsius the most lost items seem to be security guards' hats.

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