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Poznan Climate Change Conference
1-12 December 2008
Poznan, Poland

Highlights from Saturday, 6 December

On Saturday, the AWG-LCA convened a workshop on research and development of current, new and innovative technology. Contact groups and informal consultations also took place on many issues, including the Adaptation Fund, the AWG-KP, CCS under the CDM, decision 1/CP.10 (adaptation and response measures), the financial mechanism, adaptation and mitigation under the AWG-LCA, non-Annex I national communications, privileges and immunities, Protocol Articles 2.3 and 3.14 (adverse effects) and spillover effects. Above photo: A polar bear has been camped outside the main entrance all week begging for change.

 
 

6 December - 9 December - 10 December -11 December - 12 December

 
FOREST DAY DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE DAYS BUSINESS DAY
 
AWG-LCA Workshop: Cooperation on research and development of current, new and innovative technology
 
 
Roberto Acosta, UNFCCC, Workshop Chair Kunihiko Shimada, Japan, and Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, UNFCCC.
 
 
Jukka Uosukainen, Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer, proposed options for cooperation, such as a global pooling of funds, coordination of existing programmes, enhanced capacity building, increased national public sector investment, and provision of incentives for greater private sector investment.
 
 
Bernarditas Muller, Philippines, for the G-77/China (left), urged a win-win solution that achieves the objective of the Convention and supports adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development. Elmer Holt, US (right), highlighted substantial roles for a wide range of technologies, but said there would probably be no “silver bullet”.
 
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Morgan Bazilian, for the EU, outlined means to enhance cooperation, including: increased capacity building through training and information exchange; building climate technology centers; creating new, technology-oriented agreements and enhancing current ones; and focusing on specific technologies and barriers to their deployment.
 
 
Karine Hertzberg, Norway, highlighted CCS as an option to allow a “climate-friendly transition to a low carbon society,” and urged more international cooperation to share costs and pool resources.
 
 
Contact groups and informal meetings
 
Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC, and AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar
 
 
Informal consultations took place throughout the day (left photo). AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar with Mutsuyoshi Nishimura, Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Japan (right photo).
 
 
Sara Aagesen Muñoz and Vera Estefania Gonzalez, Spain (left photo).
 
UNEP Press Conference
 
Press conference on the huge potential of the building and construction sector for combating climate change, which largely remains untapped.
 
Parade
 
 
Activists paraded through the streets of Poznan.
 
 
Miscellaneous photos
 
 
Greenpeace illustrates the dangers of deforestation and the burning of coal.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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