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CMS 26th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies
Bonn, Germany | 7-18 May 2007
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Bright Ideas in Bonn

On Tuesday, the AWG held an evening session to hear general statements, discuss "mitigation potentials and ranges of the emission reduction objectives of Annex I parties," and review its work programme, methods of work and schedule of future sessions. Contact groups and informal consultations under the SBSTA and SBI continued on a variety of issues, including: the Adaptation Fund; the budget; deforestation; IPCC guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories; privileges and immunities; and technology transfer. In addition, two in-session workshops were held on mitigation, the first focusing on energy efficiency, the second on power generation.

Above: Ronald Flipphi, Netherlands, described the Pharox LED lightbulb to participants in the workshop on mitigation through energy efficiency.


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In-session Workshops on Mitigation


José Romero, Switzerland, spoke about energy efficiency and carbon dioxide mitigation policy plans in Switzerland.

Yang Hongwei, China, presented on energy conservation and energy efficiency improvement in China.

Toshiykuki Shirai, Japan, estimated that 60% of global mitigation potential is in energy efficiency.

Jean-Pierre Tabet, France, presented on the white certificate scheme in France, whereby energy suppliers have to meet an energy savings target or pay a penalty.

Philip Pearson, International Trade Union Confederation, highlighted the mitigation potential of the workplace.

Laura Cozzi, International Energy Agency, presented the World Energy Outlook 2006.

Li Gao, China, presented with Matthew Webb of the UK on a new zero emissions coal initiative.

Bryan Hannegan, US, identified various technological challenges, including increasing grid efficiency and sending the right price signals to consumers.

Klaus Radunsky, Austria, presented a case study of a biomass power plant in Vienna.
AWG Plenary

Climate Action Network supported criteria for some countries that are economically-ready to join Annex B.

India reiterated calls for deep and ambitious commitments from Annex I parties.

Japan stressed the need for a common understanding of factors and criteria to evaluate mitigation potential on a sectoral basis.
Contact Groups

Secretariat staff with Chair Harald Dovland, Norway, during the contact group on the programme budget for the biennium 2008-2009.
Around the Subsidiary Bodies

Alf Wills, South Africa, and Jamil Ahmad, Pakistan, chatted with AWG Chair Leon Charles and Vice-Chair Outi Berghäll after the evening AWG session.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer met Langston James "Kimo" Goree VI, Director of IISD Reporting Services.

Co-Chairs Riitta Pipatti, Finland, and Nagmeldin Goutbi Elhassa, Sudan, concluded negotiations on national greenhouse gas inventories.

Executive Secretary de Boer, at right, smiled during the budget contact group.

Visitors toured the venue.

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