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

On Thursday, the third workshop under the UNFCCC Dialogue drew to a close, with participants meeting in the morning and afternoon to discuss action on adaptation and matters relating to the fourth workshop in August 2007. An AWG contact group also convened in the evening, and contact groups and informal consultations under the SBSTA and SBI continued on the budget, deforestation, and technology transfer.

Above: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer joked with participants that the t-shirts being given out as prizes to randomly selected survey respondents had been replaced with a first prize of two round-trip tickets to the Cook Islands.


Thursday 17 May
UNFCCC Dialogue

The third workshop under the Dialogue on long-term cooperative action by enhancing implementation of the Convention concluded on Thursday, with discussions focused on addressing action on adaptation and on the fourth workshop, to be held in Vienna in late August.

Co-Facilitator Sandea de Wet introduced the session, asking delegates to brainstorm on enabling adaptation and concrete actions.

Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, noted a report on financial flows and investments to be presented at the fourth workshop in Vienna.

Richard Klein, IPCC, presented on links between adaptation and mitigation, proposing that both are intertwined with social and economic development choices.

Peter John Lukey, South Africa, lamented the fragmented nature of adaptation discussions under the UNFCCC.

Xuedu Lu, China, proposed a protocol or agreement on adaptation, and concrete pilot projects.

Rajasree Ray, India, emphasized several concrete adaptation initiatives that it is implementing.

Civil Society suggested suitable levies on the flexible mechanisms and "compensatory support" from Annex I parties.

Pasha Michelle Carruthers, Cook Islands, said vulnerability must be measured in terms of countries' adaptive capacity.

Concepción Martínez, Spain, reflected on an Ibero-American initiative on climate change, and highlighted adaptation as a crucial issue beyond 2012.
Contact Groups

AWG Vice-Chair Outi Berghäll, Finland, Chair Leon Charles, Grenada, Henning Wuester and Claudio Forner, UNFCCC Secretariat, during the AWG contact group.

The programme budget working group, chaired by Harald Dovland, Norway.

Co-Chair Kunihiko Shimada, Japan, chatted with participants during the contact group on technology transfer.
Around the Subsidiary Bodies

Co-Chair Shimada and Wanna Tanuchaiwatana, UNFCCC Secretariat. Happy Birthday, Wanna!

Trigg Talley, US, chatted with Barbara Black, UNFCCC Secretariat.

Australian delegates conferred during the Dialogue.

Co-Chairs Audun Rosland, Norway, and Hernán Carlino, Argentina, conferred with participants in the deforestation working group.

Yuriko Hayabuchi, Japan, passed out copies of a statement during the Dialogue.

A thoughtful Steve Sawyer, Global Wind Energy Council, during the AWG contact group.

Bali tourism information, maps, hotel information and traditional Balinese udeng headbands were available from the COP 13 table.

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