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


Highlights from Monday, 6 April


On Monday, the AWG-LCA held contact groups on adaptation, mitigation, shared vision, and technology and finance. The AWG-KP held a contact group and informal consultations on LULUCF, and informal consultations on issues including Annex I emission reductions, potential consequences, legal matters and the flexibility mechanisms.

Photo: Yvo de Boer makes a presentation to the media on the status of negotiations and expected outcomes as a part of a media training workshop for developing countries.

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350.org, on behalf of international youth, hung a banner in the atrium, stating that "survival is not negotiable."
 
AWG-LCA contact group on adaptation addressing risk and insurance
 
 
Left to right: Roberto Acosta, UNFCCC Secretariat, Contact Group Chair Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago, and Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat.
 
 
Left to right: Eduardo Santos, Portugal, and Maas Goote, the Netherlands, representing the EU. The EU said insurance can provide pricing for risk, and noted the importance of data for index-based insurance.
 
Canada (left photo) said the Convention should play a catalytic role and urged linkages with adaptation and risk reduction communities.
 
AWG-LCA contact group on mitigation
Discussions focused on sectoral approaches, as well as various approaches, including market-based ones, to enhance the cost-effectiveness of, and to promote mitigation actions (subparagraphs 1(b)(iv) and (v) of the Bali Action Plan, respectively).
 
   
AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar thanked the G-77/China for sending their comments in advance, which he was able to read on his blackberry (right photo) .
 


 

On sectoral approaches, Hanne Inger Bjurstrøm, Norway (center), noted Norway's proposal to introduce a target for international shipping emissions.

 
 
Bolivia (above photo) stressed equity in carbon markets, noting they were not the only solution, and said that other financing and technology transfer would be needed.
 
 
Meenakshi Raman, Third World Network (right), speaks with Tahar Hadj-Sadok and Kamel Djemouai, Algeria (left photo). Algeria noted potential negative consequences of the Directive 2008/101/EC to include aviation emissions under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. André Odenbreit Carvalho, Brazil, who is speaking for the G-77/China on mitigation issues (right photo).
 
AWG-LCA contact group on delivering finance and technology

 
Preety Bhandari, UNFCCC Secretariat, AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Luiz Machado, Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, UNFCCC Secretariat, and Sudhir Sharma, UNFCCC Secretariat.
 
India showed delegates a 5 Watt LED light bulb, saying it produces as much light as a 40 Watt incandescent light bulb or an 8 Watt compact fluorescent one. He explained that the bulb was designed in the Netherlands, engineered and produced in India, and costs US$ 24, highlighting the high price as an example of why R&D is crucial to make climate-friendly technologies affordable.
 

Noting that current discussions reminded him of Buzz Lightyear's motto “to infinity and beyond,” Philip Weech, the Bahamas (left), underscored the need to ensure deployment of existing technologies now, and not in the distant future. Pakistan (center) underscored patent pools and time-limited patents, as well as national incentives in developed countries to promote engagement of IPR holders with developing countries. China (left) said public investment is the key to climate technology research and development.


 
AWG-LCA contact group on shared vision
Thomas Becker, Denmark, chaired the contact group session on shared vision (right photo).
 
Delegates consulting before the convening of the contact group session.
AWG-KP contact group on LULUCF

 

Co-Chairs Marcelo Rocha, Brazil, and Bryan Smith, New Zealand, and Maria Sanz, UNFCCC Secretariat.
 

 
Delegates during the LULUCF contact group.
Press briefing by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer and media training workshop
 
 
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer makes a presentation to the media on the status of negotiations and expected outcomes to a media training workshop.
 
Lucy Waruingi, UNFCCC Media Training Workshop facilitator, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer.
 
 
 
 
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