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


Highlights from Tuesday, 31 March


On Tuesday, the AWG-LCA convened an in-session workshop on response measures in the morning, and held contact group discussions on a shared vision, and on technology and finance in the afternoon. The AWG-KP contact group on Annex I emission reductions met in the morning, and the AWG-KP opening plenary reconvened in the afternoon to address legal matters, potential consequences, flexibility mechanisms, LULUCF, and sectors, gases and sources.

Photo: AWG-LCA Workshop Chair Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago (center), with Roberto Acosta (left) and Festus Luboyera (right), UNFCCC Secretariat

Web archives: 29 March - 30 March - 31 March - 1 April - 2 April - 3 April - 4 April

6 April - 7 April - 8 April

AWG-LCA workshop on economic and social consequences of response measures (para.1 (b) of the Bali Action Plan)
 
 
A view of the dais before the convening of the morning workshop.
 
 

Cristian Maquieira, Chile (left), said consideration of negative consequences of response measures must be part of the final agreement. In his presentation, Andrew Ure, Australia (center), noted that the economic downturn has had a far greater impact on exporters than climate policy, and underscored the need for long-term planning for exporting economies. Bernaditas Müller, G-77/China (right), called for enhanced understanding of the nature and magnitude of consequences and for evaluating the effectiveness of existing tools for assessing consequences.

 
 
Ana Belen Sanchez, International Labour Organization, discussed impacts of mitigation policies on employment and incomes, and recommended programmes that target the most disadvantaged, as well as entrepreneurship and skills development.
 

Aysar Tayeb, Saudi Arabia (left), made an in-depth presentation of his views on response measures. Bhutan (right) highlighted climate risks to fragile mountain ecosystems.

 
Kate Horner, Friends of the Earth (left), cautioned against failing to protect human rights. Anabella Rosemberg, International Trade Union Confederation (center), intervening on behalf of labor. Workshop Chair Kishan Kumarsingh with Roberto Acosta and Festus Luboyera, UNFCCC Secretariat.
 
AWG-LCA Contact Groups on shared vision and on delivering finance and technology
 
 
AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Luiz Machado and AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar (left photo) and Chair Zammit Cutajar (right photo).
 
Antonio La Vina, the Philippines, and Christiana Figueres, Costa Rica (left photo), AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Machado chairing the contact group on delivering finance and technology (center), and Kunihiko Shimada, Japan (right), intervening on shared vision.
 
 
 
AWG-KP Plenary
 
 
On flexible mechanisms, Panama, on behalf of Central American countries and the Dominican Republic (left photo), stressed environmental integrity. Taka Hiraishi and Simon Eggleston, IPCC (right photo), noted that global temperature potential (GTP) values have not been assessed or approved by the IPCC, and that GTP or any other common metrics will be considered in the context of the Fifth Assessment Report.
 
Plenary control room (left). Chris Henschel, Climate Action Network (right), called for: transparency; avoiding hypothetical baselines; accounting for peatlands and degradation; and erring on the side of caution.
 
AWG-KP Contact Group on Annex I emission reductions
 
 
Left to right: Katya Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat, AWG-KP Chair Harald Dovland, and Claudio Forner, UNFCCC Secretariat.
 
Members of the G-77-China during the contact group meeting.
 
 
Around the Conference
 
 
Posters representing the participation breakdown since COP 1 of media, observers and parties/observer states (left photo) and cumulative admissions of observer organizations since COP 1 (right photo).
 
 
 
 
 

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