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Bonn Climate Change Talks - August 2009

10-14 August 2009 | Bonn, Germany
 
Highlights for Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Throughout Tuesday, several informal groups under the AWG-LCA and the AWG-KP met to discuss issues including technology and capacity building, finance, mitigation, Annex I parties’ emission reductions, potential consequences, LULUCF and flexibility mechanisms.

Delegates during a break on the second day of the talks.
 
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Daily Highlights
Monday, 10 August - Tuesday, 11 August - Wednesday, 12 August - Thursday, 13 August - Friday, 14 August
AWG-LCA: Informal group on technology and capacity building
Philippe Antognelli, Monaco
Nele Marien, Bolivia
Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation
Giannina Santiago, Colombia
Paul Watkinson, EU, called for more precision on technology and capacity building.
Rezaul Karim, Bangladesh, suggested prioritizing items that can be fast-tracked.
AWG-KP: Informal group on potential consequences
Stephanie Lee, New Zealand
José Romero, Switzerland
Sanjiva de Silva, Australia
AWG-LCA: Informal sub-group on mitigation under paragraph 1(b)(iv) of the Bali Action Plan
The session was facilitated Farrukh Khan (Pakistan) and Florian Vladu, UNFCCC Secretariat.
Karine Hertzberg, Norway, suggested that the International Maritime Organization (IMO)and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) update the group on recent activities.
AWG-LCA informal group on finance
On sources of funding, Jonathan Pershing, US, stressed the role of private sources in generating the scale of financing needed.
Bernarditas Muller, the Philippines for the G-77/ China, highlighted the accountability of the financial mechanism to the parties.
Michael Martin, Canada, highlighted the need to catalyze private financial flows and investment.
AWG-KP: Informal Group on other issues (Mechanisms)
On multiplication and discount factors under the CDM, India preferred no decision.
On modalities for treatment of CDM projects upon graduation of host parties, Australia supported addressing the issue.
Japan supported retaining text on improving access to CDM projects by specified host parties.
On promoting co-benefits for CDM projects, Kuwait supported taking no decision.
On modalities for treatment of CDM projects upon graduation of host parties, Brazil stressed that the proposal would require an amendment to the Protocol. L-R: Leandro Waldvogel Giraldelli and José Domingos Gonzalez Miguez.
AWG-KP: Informal group on other issues (Land-use, land-use change and forestry)
Thelma Krug, Brazil
The facilitators of the session consult with the Secretariat. L-R: Bryan Smith (New Zealand), Marcelo Rocha (Brazil), Maria José Sanz (Secretariat).
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Documentation to facilitate negotiations among Parties. Note by the Chair.
Documentation to facilitate negotiations among Parties. Note by the Chair. Addendum.
Documentation to facilitate negotiations among Parties. Note by the Chair. Addendum. Other proposed amendments to the Kyoto Protocol.
Documentation to facilitate negotiations among Parties. Note by the Chair. Addendum. Draft decisions on other issues identified in paragraph 49 (c) of document FCCC/KP/AWG/2008/8.

Documentation to facilitate negotiations among Parties. Note by the Chair. Addendum. A compilation of proposals by Parties for aggregate and individual figures for Annex I Parties.
Further views and proposals relating to a proposal for amendments to the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 3, paragraph 9, and a text on other issues outlined in document FCCC/KP/AWG/2008/8
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