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IISDRS BLOG

28th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies and Sessions of the AWGs

2-13 June 2008
Bonn, Germany

Highlights from Monday, 2 June

The Ad Hoc Working Groups started on Monday morning. The second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 2) started by considering organizational matters, the work programme for 2009, and long-term cooperative action. In the afternoon, the AWG-LCA convened in a workshop on advancing adaptation through finance and technology.
The resumed fifth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 5) began with opening statements and a brief discussion on organizational matters, before convening in a roundtable discussion on the means to reach emission reduction targets. Photo: AWG-KP Chair Harald Dovland, Norway, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary Richard Kinley, and Claudio Forner, UNFCCC Secretariat

 

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Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties Under the Kyoto Protocol
 
 
The working groups began with a moment of silence for victims of the recent cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China
 
 
Richard Kinley, Deputy Executive Secretary, Harald Dovland, AWG-KP Chair, and Claudio Forner, UNFCCC Secretariat
 
 
AWG-KP Vice Chair Mama Konate, Mali, and AWG Chair Harald Dovland (left photo) before the convening of the morning session; and Antigua and Barbuda, speaking for the G-77/China (right photo), urged a focus on quantified emission targets for Annex I parties.
 
 
China intervenes during the morning plenary (left photo); Robert Owen-Jones, Australia (right photo), for the Umbrella Group, noted direct linkages between AWG-KP and other UNFCCC processes, particularly the AWG-LCA, the Article 9 Review, LULUCF and maritime and aviation emissions.
 
   

Artur Runge-Metzger, EU (left), stressed the need to move from offsetting mechanisms such as the CDM towards programmatic and sectoral mechanisms, and ultimately cap-and-trade in key sectors in major developing economies. Duan Maosheng, China (center), called for simplifying the CDM and enhancing the roles of host country governments, the Executive Board and external experts, particularly from industry. Phil Gurnsey, New Zealand (right), supported sectoral approaches under the CDM, and stated that levies on emission trading and joint implementation would not provide a predictable flow of funding for adaptation.

 
 

On LULUCF, Tony Lempriere, Canada (left), supported altering existing rules, and said accounting should focus on anthropogenic emissions and removals. Ian Fry, Tuvalu (right), argued against substantial changes to Protocol Articles 3.3 and 3.4 (LULUCF).

 

On LULUCF, Jim Penman, UK (left), said the science has progressed in recent years and called for a common approach for developed countries.

 

Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action: Plenary

 
 
AWG-LCA Chair Luis Machado, Brazil (left) and with Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary (right photo)
 
 

Kamel Djemouai, Algeria, for the African Group (left), said the AWG-LCA's work should be conducted expeditiously, economically and transparently, and supported equity in process and outcome.

 
 
Adrian Macey, New Zealand (left), Thomas Becker, Denmark, representing the EU (center), and Harlan Watson and Trigg Talley, US (right)
 
Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action: Workshop on advancing adaptation through finance and technology, including national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs)
 
 
Roberto Acosta, UNFCCC Secretariat, Michael Zammit Cutajar, AWG-LCA Vice Chair, Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat, Helen Plume, SBSTA Chair, and Bagher Asadi, SBI Chair
 
 
Bangladesh, for the LDCs, highlighted the need for all countries to prepare NAPAs, difficulties with accessing existing adaptation funds, and the need for climate-resilient development within a sustainable development framework.
 
 

SBSTA Chair Helen Plume , New Zealand, presented on SBSTA's work on adaptation; this slide illustrates synergies between SBSTA, SBI and the AWG-LCA on adaptation work.

 
 
Pasha Carruthers, Cook Islands, speaking for AOSIS, emphasized the need for a Convention adaptation fund, linking adaptation funding to emissions, an international insurance mechanism for SIDS, and adaptation coordination mechanisms.
 
   

Alexandra Kriegsheim and Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat (left photo), and David Warilow, UK, speaking for the EU (right), proposed establishing a framework for action on adaptation that would help integrate adaptation into development planning and help stakeholders implement adaptation strategies.

 
 
Miscellaneous Photos
 
 
Oxfam and WWF hand out policy demands in Fortune Cookies, identifying clear messages where progress must be made during the upcoming two weeks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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