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Climate Change Policy & Practice
Bangkok Climate Change Conference - August 2012

30 August - 5 September 2012 | Bangkok, Thailand
 
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DAILY WEB COVERAGE

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

On Wednesday, the closing plenaries of the informal additional sessions of the ADP, AWG-KP and AWG-LCA convened.

An informal consultation of the ADP took place in the morning as well as contact group and informal sessions of the AWG-KP and AWG-LCA. The AWG-LCA Chair closed the final informal additional session of the day at 8:47 pm.

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ADP Co-Chairs Harald Dovland, Norway, and Jayant Moreshwar Mauskar, India, being congratulated by Haldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat at the close of AWG-ADP
 
L-R: ADP Co-Chair Jayant Moreshwar Mauskar, India; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; ADP Co-Chair Harald Dovland, Norway; and Andrew Higham, UNFCCC Secretariat
 
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View of the dais during the closing informal plenary of ADP

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Pa Ousman Jarju, the Gambia, for the LDCs

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Franz Perrez, Switzerland

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Sai Navoti, Nauru

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L-R: Nirawan Pipitsombat and Sangchan Limjirakan, Thailand

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Larbi Djacta, Algeria, for the G-77/China

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Protesters from Greenpeace and Oxfam outside the UN ESCAP Headquarters

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

On Tuesday morning, the ADP Workstream 2 roundtable on ambition for the ADP was held. Contact groups and informal consultations under the AWG-KP and AWG-LCA took place throughout the day.

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Delegates from the G-77/China in a hallway huddle.

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L-R: Kate Larsen and Trigg Talley, US

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L-R: André Aranha do Lago and André Odenbreit Carvalho, Brazil

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L-R: Pa Ousman Jarju, the Gambia, and Birama Diarra, Mali

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres with Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah,
Qatar, President Designate of COP18/CMP8

Monday, 3 September 2012

On Monday morning, the President Designate of the COP 18/CMP 8 convened opened-ended informal consultations on expectations of parties and observers for Doha. In the afternoon, the ADP Workstream 1 on vision for the ADP was held. The AWG-LCA stocktaking contact group met in the afternoon. The AWG-KP contact group also met in the afternoon. Contact groups and informal consultations under the AWG-KP and AWG-LCA took place throughout the day.

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Delegates from Small Island Developing States

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Theodoulos Mesimeris, EU

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Wael Hmaidan, Climate Action Network

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Majid Hasan Al Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates

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L-R: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; Kimo Goree, IISD Vice-President; SBI Chair Richard Muyungi, Tanzania; Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Secretariat

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L-R: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres with BikeWalk organizer Thongchai Panswad, President, Thailand Cycling Club.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

On Sunday morning, the AWG-LCA workshop on quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets by developed country parties took place. In the afternoon the AWG-LCA workshop to further the understanding of the diversity of NAMAs by developing country parties, underlying assumptions, and any support needed for implementation of these actions was held.

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L-R: Andre Kranjc, UNFCCC Secretariat, facilitator, with Thelma Krug, IPCC, moderator

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Panel three dais with Nicole Wilke, EU; Luis Muñoz Cano, Mexico; Youba Sokona, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); Gary Theseira, Malaysia, facilitator; John Christensen, UNEP, Panel two co-moderator; William Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC Secretariat; Brian Mantlana, South Africa; Amjad Abdulla, Maldives; and Makoto Kato, Japan

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L-R: Gary Cowan, Australia; and Paul Watkinson, EU

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L-R: Magdalena Preve, Uruguay; Naderev Saño, the Philippines; and Seyni Safo, Mali

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L-R: Dessima Williams, Grenada and Anna Lindstedt, Sweden

Saturday, 1 September 2012

On Saturday, the ADP met throughout the day to consider ambition and vision for the ADP.
In the morning and afternoon, a number of contact groups and informal consultations under the AWG-KP and AWG-LCA convened.

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Delegates from the G-77/China discussing long-term finance

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Khalid Abuleif, Saudi Arabia

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Richard Muyungi, Tanzania

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L-R: ADP Co-Chairs Harald Dovland, Norway, and Jayant Moreshwar Mauskar, India

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Bird's eye view of the informal group on mitigation by developing country parties

Friday, 31 August 2012

In the morning, an in-session workshop took place under the AWG-LCA on a framework for various approaches. Under the ADP, a Workstream 2 roundtable on ambition convened. In the afternoon under the AWG-LCA, an in-session workshop on the new market-based mechanism was held and the ADP Workstream 1 roundtable on vision for the ADP continued from Thursday. In the morning and afternoon, a number of contact groups and informal consultations under the AWG-KP and AWG-LCA convened.

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L-R: Taka Hiraishi, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, conversing with Alexa Kleysteuber, Chile, workshop facilitator

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L-R: John Kiare, UNFCCC Secretariat, with local staff Thanathorn Suwannamai.

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Delegates from Singapore

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Participants at the Bangkok Climate Change Conference making their way to the UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

The informal additional sessions of the AWG-LCA, AWG-KP and the ADP opened in Bangkok, Thailand. The AWG-KP contact group met in the morning. Under the AWG-LCA, a workshop on financing options for the full implementation of the results-based actions relating to REDD+, including modalities and procedures for financing, took place thoroughout the day. In the afternoon, the ADP Workstream 1 roundtable on vision for the ADP was held. The AWG-LCA contact group met in the afternoon and addressed adaptation and technology and an informal group on shared vision also convened. The AWG-KP spin-off group on numbers/text met in the afternoon.

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Delegates from the Philippines discussing text in the AWG-KP session.

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L-R: Kuni Shimada, Japan, and AWG-LCA Chair Aysar Tayeb, Saudi Arabia

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Fred Onduri Machulu, Uganda

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Paul Watkinson, EU

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Juan Hoffmaister, Bolivia

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