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

2-13 June 2008
Bonn, Germany

Highlights from Thursday, 5 June

On Thursday, the SBI and SBSTA concluded initial consideration of their agendas, with many issues referred to contact groups for further discussion. The AWG-LCA convened a workshop on investment and financial flows to address climate change. Contact groups and informal consultations convened on a range of issues, including capacity building, non-Annex I communications, the fourth review of the financial mechanism, LULUCF, the mechanisms, the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP), research needs of the Convention, and technology transfer. Photo: Contact Group on the Nairobi Work Programme.

 

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AWG-LCA: Workshop on investment and financial flows to address climate change
 
 
The Republic of Korea proposed awarding credits from nationally appropriate mitigation action in developing countries to enable deeper cuts by Annex I parties.
 
 

Preeti Bhandari, UNFCCC Secretariat, presented an overview of its ongoing finance and investment work.

 
 

Bernaditas Muller, Philippines, for the G-77/China (left), identified basic principles, including equity and direct access to funding by recipients. Nicole Wilke, Germany, for the EU (right), said the challenge to ensure sufficient financing for climate change is large but affordable.

 
 
 


China (left) said funding should come from developed countries as a percentage of GDP. Bangladesh, for the LDCs (right), identified possible sources of funding, such as a convention fund, a levy on international air travel, and an international fuel levy.

 
 

Mexico (left) proposed a world climate change fund on mitigation, adaptation and technology transfer, with participation of all countries and contributions according to greenhouse gas emissions, population and GDP. Barbados, on behalf of AOSIS (left), said new resources should be channeled through the UNFCCC process and suggested a Convention adaptation fund, an insurance mechanism and a technology fund.

 

SBI

 
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, SBI Coordinator Vitaly Matsarski, and SBI Chair Bagher Asadi; Executive Secretary de Boer outlined proposals for the 2009 calendar.
 
 

Vitaly Matsarski. UNFCCC Secretariat (left), and members of the Secretariat on the podium (right)

 
Contact Group: Nairobi Work Programme
 
Contact group chair Kisan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago, and SBSTA Chair Helen Plume
 
Contact Group: Capacity Building
 
 
Contact group co-chairs Helmut Hojesky, Austria, and Crispin D'Auvergne, Saint Lucia
 
 
Contact Group: Review of the Financial Mechanism
 
 
Bernaditas Muller, Philippines, representing the G-77/China (left photo), in this contact group. Co-chairs Tina Guthrie, Canada, and Bubu Jallow, Gambia (right and second from right)
 
Contact Group: Technology Transfer
 
A view of the room in the technology transfer contact group
 
SBSTA: Informal discussion on developments in research activities relevant to the needs of the Convention
 
 
An informal discussion under the SBSTA took place on “developments in research activities relevant to the needs of the Convention.” The meeting was held in response to an invitation by SBSTA 26 inviting relevant research programmes and organizations to inform the SBSTA regularly of developments in relevant research activities.
 
Press Conference: World Environment Day: "Kick the Habit-A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality"
 
 
Sylvie Lemmet, Director, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), and Janos Pasztor, Director, UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team
 
Miscellaneous Photos
   
 
 

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