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Accra Climate Change Talks
21-27 August 2008
Accra, Ghana

Highlights from Saturday, 23 August

On Saturday morning, delegates convened in a plenary session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and in contact groups on “other issues” (focusing on spillover effects) and on flexible mechanisms under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP). In the afternoon, two contact groups on enhancing action on adaptation and associated means for implementation; and enhancing action on mitigation and associated means for implementation were held under the AWG-LCA. Photo: G-77/China consulting in the AWG-LCA plenary

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21 August - 22 August - 23 August - 25 August - 26 August - 27 August

AWG-LCA:
 
 
Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, and AWG-LCA Chair Luiz Machado
 
 
Delegates from the Umbrella Group consulting (left photo); Byron Blake, speaking for the Antigua and Barbuda, for the G-77/China, expressed disappointment regarding the slow progress of the AWG-LCA.
 
   
Chair Machado speaks with EU delegates (left), and Selwin Hart, Barbados, speaking for AOSIS (right)
 
 
AWG-LCA Chair Machado in consultations prior to the convening of the AWG-LCA plenary (left photo) and G-77/China members consulting (right photo)
 
 
Delegates from the Umbrella Group (left) and Robert Owen-Jones, Australia, and Chair Machado (right)
 
   
The Maldives, on behalf of the LDCs (left), proposed the establishment of an institutional structure on adaptation to help ensure food, energy and water security and the protection of health and livelihoods. Bangladesh (right) proposed the establishment of an international adaptation research and technology support center in his country.
 
Miscellaneous photos from the AWG-LCA Plenary
 
 
AWG-LCA Contact Group: Enhanced action on adaptation and associated means of implementation
 
 
Contact Group Chair and AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar and Youssef Nassef (left photo) and G-77/China delegates during the contact group meeting
 
 

AWG-LCA Contact Group: Enhanced action on mitigation and associated means of implementation

 
 
Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, and Contact Group and AWG-LCA Chair Machado (left); because the contact group was so popular, it convened in the plenary hall (right)
 
AWG-KP: Contact Groups
 
 
G-77/China delegates during the contact group on mechanisms.
 
Harald Winkler and Alf Wills, South Africa (left photo) and Mechanisms Contact Group Chair Christiana Figueres speaking with Saudi Arabia (right photo)
 
Miscellaneous Photos
 
 
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer speaks with ENB writers Asheline Appleton and Yulia Yamineva
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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21 August - 22 August - 23 August - 25 August - 26 August - 27 August

 

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