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Bonn Climate Change Talks - June 2009

1-12 June 2009 | Bonn, Germany

Read the daily reports of the meeting
Coverage of Selected Side Events
Daily Bulletins

Highlights for Monday, 1 June 2009

The Bonn Climate Change Talks began on Monday morning with the opening plenaries of AWG-LCA 6 and SBI 30. They were followed by opening plenaries of AWG-KP 8 and SBSTA 30 in the afternoon.
Greenpeace Youth greeting participants and highlighting that decisions negotiated at this meeting will determine the fate of numerous people around the world.
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see the daily web pages for the meeting)
1 June - 2 June - 3 June - 4 June - 5 June - 6 June - 8 June - 9 June - 10 June - 11 June - 12 June
The dais during the opening of the AWG-LCA in the morning.
Michael Zammit Cutajar, AWG-LCA Chair, opened the session and stressing the need to enter into full negotiating mode.
Li Gao (China) emphasized that developed countries should commit to ambitious emission reductions, as well as meet developing country needs for finance, technology transfer and capacity building.
Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation, called for commitments from all major emitters and for burden sharing, taking into account country specificities and levels of economic development.
Participants listening to proceedings during the AWG-LCA opening plenary in the morning.
Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)
Ismail Elgizouli, Sudan, highlighted technology transfer and the need for progress on the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP).
Pavel Zámyslický, Czech Republic, for the EU, suggested concentrationg on issues that would advance agreement of future negotiations.
SBI Chair Liana Bratasida (Indonesia) opened SBI 30.
Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP)
Vladimir Tarasenko, Belarus, noted the need to simplify procedures for joining Annex B, and urged synergy between the two AWGs.
Latifa Benazza (Algeria), for the AFRICAN GROUP, emphasized that the AWG-KP’s mandate is to specify further emission reduction commitments for Annex I parties, and stressed the need for a “firewall” between the AWG-KP and other processes.
Renate Christ, IPCC, reported on the workshop on alternative greenhouse gas metrics, highlighting inter alia that effectiveness of a metric depends on the policy goal it seeks to address.
Participants consulted informally before the start of the session.
Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)
Helen Plume, SBSTA Chair (New Zealand) opened the session and parties adopted the agenda and organization of work.
Participants during the meeting.
Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation, and Taras Bebeshko, Ukraine, in informal consultations.
Around the Conference
A Greenpeace Youth representative appealing to delegates from developed countries to take responsibility for their role in exacerbating climate change.
Registration lines before the Talks began on Monday morning.
Participants during a coffee break.
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see the daily web pages for the meeting)
1 June - 2 June - 3 June - 4 June - 5 June - 6 June - 8 June - 9 June - 10 June - 11 June - 12 June
Related Links
UNFCCC resources
Official website
Daily programme
SBI 30 provisional agenda
SBSTA 30 provisional agenda
AWG-KP 8 provisional agenda
AWG-LCA 6 provisional agenda
Side Events schedule

UN resources
Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change
Informal Thematic Debate of the UN General Assembly on Climate Change as a Global Challenge

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