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Bonn Climate Change Talks
29 March - 8 April 2009
Bonn, Germany


Highlights from Thursday, 2 April


On Thursday, AWG-LCA contact groups met to consider mitigation, shared vision and adaptation. The AWG-KP convened contact groups on Annex I emission reductions, flexibility mechanisms, LULUCF and potential consequences of response measures.

Photo: G-77/China members meet outside the AWG-KP contact group meeting on Annex I emission reductions.

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AWG-LCA contact group on shared vision
 
 
The contact group on shared vision was chaired by Antonio La Viña, the Philippines, who invited parties' comments on three possible components of a negotiating text, suggesting that a shared vision should be based on implementation of the Convention, and include principles and the four building blocks.
 
 
Thorir Ibsen, Iceland (center), stressed a forward-looking perspective and gender balance.
 
 


 
AWG-LCA contact group on adaptation
 
 
AWG-LCA contact group on mitigation by developing countries
 
 
South Africa (left) opposed the use of the term “advanced developing countries.” Pakistan (center) noted the need to clarify the functions of the proposed register. Pakistan with AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar (right photo).
 
 
Japan supported halving global emissions by 2050, while India (left) stressed that the Convention does not reference legally binding emission commitments for developing countries. AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar.
 
AWG-KP contact group on LULUCF

 

 
Left to right: Co-Chairs Marcelo Rocha, Brazil, and Bryan Smith, New Zealand, and Maria Sanz, UNFCCC Secretariat.
   
AWG-KP Contact Group on Annex I Emission Reductions
 
Delegates milling about outside the contact group meeting room waiting for the G-77/China to conclude their lunchtime meeting.
 
MJ Mace, Micronesia (left photo center), speaking for AOSIS, as well as for Argentina, Benin, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, the Gambia, Guatemala, Ecuador, El Salvador, Kenya, Mozambique, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Togo and Uganda, stated that Annex I countries, whether or not parties to the Protocol, must collectively reduce their emissions by at least 45% from 1990 levels by 2020, and by more than 95% from 1990 levels by 2050.
 
 
 
AWG-KP Contact Group on Flexibility Mechanisms
 
 
Co-Chairs Gertraud Wollansky, Austria, and Christiana Figueres, Costa Rica.
 
Side Event on Options for MRV and the legal form of a post-2012 agreement: organized by the Pew Center on Global Climate
 
 
Left to right: Dan Bodansky, University of Georgia, Clare Breidenich, Pew Center, Sebastian Oberthur, Germany, and Harald Winkler, South Africa
 
 
Side event on Local Government Climate Roadmap: From Bali to Poznan to Copenhagen: organized by ICLEI
 
 
 
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