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Bonn Climate Change Talks - August 2009

10-14 August 2009 | Bonn, Germany
 
Highlights for Thursday, 13 August 2009

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

Participants during the informal session on potential consequences under the AWG-KP.
 
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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 finance
Dais during the session. AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Luiz Machado, Brazil, (center) chaired the session. Machado presented a non-paper identifying elements common to many proposals.
AWG-KP: Informal group on Annex I parties' emission reductions
Stephanie Lee, New Zealand, said that using actual emissions as a starting point more accurately reflects the costs countries face in meeting targets and avoids locking in current inequities.
New Zealand's presentation on the effect of starting points on QELROs.
Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat, led delegates in a technical exercise on assigned amounts and translation of commitments into QELROs.
The informal session was co-facilitated by Leon Charles (Grenada) and Gertraud Wollansky (Austria).
AWG-KP: Informal group on potential consequences
Participants during the session.
Hatem Tag-Eldin, Egypt
Andrew Bishop, Guyana
Mohammed bin Hassan Al-Zayer, Saudi Arabia
Dais during the session.The session was co-chaired by Andrew Ure (Australia) and Mama Konaté (Mali)
AWG-LCA informal group on adaptation
Gary Theseira, Malaysia
Kristin Tilley, Australia
Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, India
AWG-KP: Informal group on Annex I parties' emission reductions
Mohammad Anwarzai, Afghanistan
On capacity building, Karine Hertzberg, Norway, underscored that it was a cross-cutting issue and should be integrated into relevant chapters.
Philip Gwage, Uganda called for attribution of submissions.
Delegates before the session began.
Facilitator Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago, presented a consolidated text during the informal session on technology and capacity building.
Around the Conference
The Solar Peace sculpture by Fred George symbolizes the future, embracing old energy of fossil fuels and the blending of renewable energies.
Daily Highlights
Monday, 10 August - Tuesday, 11 August - Wednesday, 12 August - Thursday, 13 August - Friday, 14 August
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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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