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Climate Change Policy & Practice
UN Climate Change Conference Bangkok - April 2011

3-8 April 2011 | UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand
 
Highlights for Sunday, 3 April 2011
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

On Sunday, 3 April 2011, a pre-sessional workshop on assumptions and conditions related to the attainment of quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets by developed country parties convened in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was organized into four sessions, each with formal presentations by parties followed by question and answer periods. The workshop concluded with a discussion on targets, assumptions and conditions, as well as the way forward. A number of parties presented on, and clarified questions related to, the assumptions and conditions underlying their emission reductions pledges.
Participants arriving at the UN ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand venue for the meeting.
 
Bangkok Cycles to Stop Climate Change:
 
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Civil society taking part of the Bangkok Cycles to Stop Climate Change.

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Civil society participants, young and old, cycle around Bangkok to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change.

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Youth participants in the Bangkok Cycles to Stop Climate Change.

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PLENARY:
 
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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

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Workshop Co-Chair Maas Goote, the Netherlands

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Workshop Co-Chair Richard Muyungi, Tanzania

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PRESENTATIONS:
 
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Participants listened to morning presentations on assumptions and conditions related to developed country emission reductions targets.

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Artur Runge-Metzger, EU

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Andre Odenbreit, Brazil, for the G-77/China

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Paul Watkinson, France

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Audun Rosland, Norway

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Jonathan Pershing, US

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L-R: Jonathan Pershing, US; Andre Odenbreit, Brazil, for the G-77/China; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; Co-Chair Maas Goote, the Netherlands; Co-Chair Richard Muyungi, Tanzania; Sergey Kononov, UNFCCC; Paul Watkinson, France; Artur Runge-Metzger, EU; and Audun Rosland, Norway.

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Nicole Wilke, Germany

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MJ Mace, Alliance of Small Island States

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Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

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José Romero, Switzerland

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L-R: Jo Tyndall, New Zealand; Co-Chair Maas Goote, the Netherlands; Co-Chair Richard Muyungi, Tanzania; Sergey Kononov, UNFCCC; José Romero, Switzerland and MJ Mace, Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

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Staffan Tillander, Sweden

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T. Jayaraman, India

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Louise Hand, Australia

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Oleg Pluzhnikov, Russian Federation

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Hideki Minamikawa, Japan

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Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

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Amanda Alsop, United Kingdom

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Stefan Einarsson, Iceland

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Pablo Solón, Bolivia

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Tove Maria Ryding, Greenpeace speaking for CAN International

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Chan-woo Kim; Republic of Korea

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Bernarditas Muller, the Philippines

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Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egzhiaber, Ethiopia

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