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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 Wednesday, 3 June 2009

In the morning, the SBI plenary convened and the AWG-LCA met in an informal plenary. The SBSTA held a dialogue on research activities relevant to the Convention. Throughout the day, contact groups and informal consultations took place under the AWG-KP, SBI and SBSTA.

A view of the room before the AWG-LCA informal plenary began.
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
Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA)

Roger Lincoln (New Zealand) urged stepping back from institutional arrangements and looking at function before form.

Martha Ruiz (Nicaragua)
Mohammad Al Sabban, (Saudi Arabia) opposed blurring distinctions between developed and developing countries. 
Jonathan Pershing, US, explained that his country’s proposals are linked to the Convention’s provisions and reflect its structure.
Yadir Salazar Mejía (Colombia) supported strengthening the financing section, particularly regarding sources of funding.
The delegation from Tuvalu during the morning proceedings.
Contact Group on the scale of emission reductions by Annex I parties
Delegates from India
The dais during the contact group session. Co-Chair Leon Charles (Grenada) suggested discussing the aggregate range of Annex I emission reductions.

Artur Runge-Metzger (EU) intervening during the contact group.

Andrea Guerrero (Colombia)
Guo Xiaofeng (China)
Delegates from India and Algeria.
The Nigerian delegation.
SBSTA dialogue on developments in research activities relevant to the the needs of the Convention
Participants listening to the presentation on START activities in Africa.
Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, Harald Dovland, AWG-KP Vice-Chair, and Georg Borstig,Norway.
Other Events
Members of the Secretariat consult at the beginning of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) session.
The Joint contact group on the transfer of technologies met in the afternoon.
The contact group on capacity building.
The contact group on the international transaction log.
Around the Conference
Irene Suárez (Costa Rica)
Costa Rican delegates cycle to the Conference venue every morning in a bid to promote carbon neutrality.
The Kenyan delegation.
The Brazilian delegation.
Negotiator Trackers reviewing the day's events.
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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