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


Friday, 3 April


On Friday, AWG-LCA contact groups were held on mitigation, technology and finance, and adaptation. The AWG-KP convened contact groups on Annex I emission reductions and legal matters, and held various informal consultations.

Photo: Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, and AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar during the contact group on mitigation.

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AWG-LCA contact group on adaptation
 
 
Left to right: Roberto Acosta, UNFCCC Secretariat, Co-Chairs William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu and Thomas Kolly, and Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat. Chair Kolly invited parties' comments on matching adaptation actions with financial, technological and capacity building support. He proposed focusing on the scope of actions to be supported, additionality and criteria for prioritizing support.
 
 
Delegates during the contact group meeting.
 
AWG-LCA contact group on mitigation
 
 
Tai Soo Chew, Singapore (left photo), opposed the introduction of new criteria, such as GDP, for differentiating countries. Akihiko Furuya, Japan (right photo), stressed that his country cannot accept a simple extension of the Kyoto Protocol, without participation of Protocol non-parties and major developing countries.
 

Aysar Tayeb, Saudi Arabia (left photo), and Bernaditas Muller, G-77/China (right photo). Saudi Arabia opposed differentiating among developing countries and the reference to more advanced ones. The Philippines, on behalf of the G-77/China, expressed concern with the concept of a registry.

 
Trigg Talley, US, and Robert Owen-Jones, Australia (left photo), and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer wtih delegates from Bangladesh (right photo).

AWG-LCA contact group on delivering finance and technology
The contact group met in morning and afternoon sessions, focusing on technology. The main issues discussed included: research and development; technology cooperation; intellectual property rights; the need for comprehensive technology plans; how to involve the private sector; whether the Convention's role should be catalytic or involve more direct action; and financial and institutional arrangements.
 
AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Luiz Machado with Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, UNFCCC Secretariat (left photo).
 
 
EU delegates coordinate on technology.
 
AWG-KP contact group on legal matters
 
 
Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Exectuive Secretary, consulting with the South African delegation (left). AWG-KP Chair Harald Dovland (right).
 
 
Delegates from Zimbabwe during the contact group (left photo) and Leon Charles, Grenada, and Selwin Hart, Barbados (right photo).
 
 
Jose Romero, Switzerland, speaks with delegates (left photo) and members of the Secretariat (right photo).
 
Side Event on the contribution of renewable energy to the mitigation of climate change: organized by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC)
 
 
Left to right: Oliver Schaefer (EREC), Ernst Huenges (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences), and Steinunn Hauksdottir (ISOR, Iceland GeoSurvey, Icelandic Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism).
 
 
Hauksdottir presented on Geothermal energy in developed and developing countries (left photo). For further information, visit EREC's website: www.erec.org.
 
Side event on a Copenhagen technology framework and best elements of various proposals: organized by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), IISD and Cambridge University
 
 
Left to right: Moderator Jennifer Morgan, E3G, Ajay Mathur, India, Morgan Bazilian, Ireland, Villiam Agyemang-Bonsu, Ghana, Kunihiko Shimada, Japan, and Raekwon Chung, Republic of Korea.
 
 
The audience voted on proposals from speakers on technology transfer. Green YES. Red NO. (left photo). Helene de Coninck, ECN, and Aaron Cosbey, IISD (right photo).
 
Around the Conference
 
Philip Gwage, Uganda, and Ian Noble, World Bank (left photo). Luis Gomez -Echeverri, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, and Tahar Hadj-Sadok, Algeria (right photo).
Delegates from the Indigenous People of Africa Coordinating Committee (right photo).
 
 
     
 

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