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Bonn Climate Change Talks - August 2009

10-14 August 2009 | Bonn, Germany
 
Highlights for Wednesday, 12 August 2009

In the afternoon, the AWG-LCA convened a mid-week stocktaking meeting. Throughout Wednesday, several informal groups under the AWG-LCA and the AWG-KP met to discuss issues including adaptation, shared vision, mitigation, Annex I parties’ emission reductions, LULUCF and the flexibility mechanisms.

Halldor Thorgeirsson, Secretariat, and AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar consult during the informal session on shared vision.
 
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Monday, 10 August - Tuesday, 11 August - Wednesday, 12 August - Thursday, 13 August - Friday, 14 August
AWG-LCA: Informal sub-group on mitigation
Dais during the session. Mamadou Hondia (Burkina Faso) facilitated the informal sub-group.
China
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
AWG-LCA: Informal group on adaptation
The session was co-chaired by William Agyemang-Bonsu (Ghana) and Thomas Kolly (Switzerland).
Mihir Kanti Majumder, Bangladesh
Amjad Abdulla, Maldives for the G-77/China, called for equal treatment of mitigation and adaptation.
Pasha Carruthers, Cook Islands, for AOSIS, supported a mechanism for facilitating and coordinating developing country access to financing.
China commented on the co-facilitators' consolidated text.
Egypt opposed a new classification of developing countries to assess vulnerability.
AWG-KP informal group on other issues (LULUCF)
L-R: Maria Gutiérrez (Secretariat), Bryan Smith (New Zealand) and Marcelo Rocha (Brazil).
AWG-LCA informal sub-group on mitigation under paragraph 1(b) (v) of the Bali Action Plan
Adrian Macey, New Zealand, explained that NAMA trading would be voluntary and units would be issued upfront and reconciled at the end of the period.
André Odenbreit Carvalho, Brazil, stressed environmental integrity, opposed relaxing supplementarity and warned against deferring difficult methodological decisions until after the political decision to create a mechanism.
Freddy Manyika, Tanzania, for the LDCs, said the proposals were inconsistent with the Convention and the BAP and did not consider the needs of LDCs.
The session was facilitated by Kunihiko Shimada (Japan)
Mexico
US
India requested clarification on how double counting could be avoided.
AWG-KP: Informal group on Annex I parties' emission reductions
Mohammad Soltanieh, Iran
Samuel Adeoye Adejuwon, Nigeria
Artur Runge-Metzger, EU
MJ Mace, Micronesia
AWG-KP: Informal group on Annex I parties' emission reductions
Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu, Ghana
John Moffet, Canada, presented on their national target to reduce emissions by 20% from 2006 levels by 2020.
Sergey Tulinov, Russian Federation, outlined plans to reduce emissions by 10 to 15% by 2020 in comparison to 1990s levels.
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AWG-LCA revised negotiating text
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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