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

Highlights from Monday, 25 August

On Monday morning, delegates convened in a contact group on delivering on technology and finance, including consideration of institutional arrangements under the Ad Hoc Working on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and in informal consultations on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and “other issues” under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP). In the afternoon, LULUCF consultations continued, and contact groups on mitigation and its associated means of implementation, and adaptation and its associated means of implementation, met. The AWG-KP contact group on the flexible mechanisms convened in the afternoon and evening. Photo: A view of the Acrra International Conference Center

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

   
AWG-LCA
 
 
AWG-LCA Chair Luiz Machado, Marcela Main Sancha, UNFCCC Secretariat, and AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar
 
Technology, Finance and Institutional Arrangements
 
   
Bernaditas Muller, Philippines,speaking for the G-77/China (left photo), proposed a financial mechanism, which would provide direct access to funding and ensure predictability, without additional conditionalities, based on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and funded primarily by the private sector. Kunihiko Shimada, Japan (right photo), highlighted Japan's Cool Earth partnership and sectoral approaches as a way of identifying financial needs for technologies on a sectoral basis, and suggested a report on the work of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT).
 
 
Thomas Becker, EU (left photo), suggested several elements to deliver financing, including: continuing with existing mechanisms such as the CDM levy; enhancing the role of national policies; and using carbon markets and innovative financial instruments.
 
 
EU delegates consulting during the AWG-LCA session
 
   

Norway (left photo) highlighted its proposal to auction emission allowances to fund adaptation. The Republic of Korea (right photo) reiterated its proposal for carbon credits for mitigation, noted its similarity to the CDM and said share of proceeds could be allocated to finance adaptation.

 
Mitigation and Means of Implementation
 
The Japanese delegation during the mitigation discussions; Japan highlighted the growing distinction between developing countries, noting that the “polluter pays” principle should also apply to major developing country emitters.
 
Adaptation and Means of Implementation
 
 
The dais during the contact group
 
 
Judy Beaumont, South Africa (right photo) differentiated between adaptation to short-term climates shocks and long-term climate impacts, and urged improving linkages with other UN agencies working on and undertaking adaptation programmes to avoid duplication.
 
AWG-KP
 
 
Delegates from Switzerland the EU consulting during the contact group on emissions trading and the project based mechanisms.
 

UNFCCC Media Training Workshop

 
Kevin Grose, Coordinator, Information Services (left photo), gives some introductory remarks during the opening of the workshop. William Koj Agyemany-Bonsu, Ghana (right photo), introduces himself to journalists and provides an overview of key findings of the IPCC.
 
 
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer gives an overview of the history and present status of negotiations and of the road to Copenhagen.
 
 
During the sesion on financing and overall requirements for Copenhagen, Eduardo Dopazo, World Bank, discussed the Bank's financing mechanisms for climate change.
 
Miscellaneous Photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

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