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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 Thursday, 4 June 2009

In the morning, the AWG-LCA met in an informal plenary. Throughout the day, various contact groups and informal consultations took place under the AWG-KP, AWG-LCA, SBI and SBSTA.
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)

Regarding the adaptation chapter, Maas Goote, EU, suggested strengthening the text concerning the concept of framework and highlighted the catalytic role of the Convention.

Bernarditas Muller, Philippines for the G-77/ China, sought clarification, expressed reservations and proposed alternative formulations to many aspects of the text.
Pasha Carruthers, Cook Islands for AOSIS, said some of the overarching objectives for the adaptation section should be placed in the chapter on a shared vision.
Technical briefing on historical responsibility
Technical briefings from experts.
Participants during the session.
Contact group for arrangement of intergovernmental meetings

Georg Børsting, Norway, co-chaired the session.

The dais during the session. Richard Muyungi, Tanzania (left), and Georg Børsting, Norway (second from left), co-chaired the session.
Contact group on Article 2.3 and 3.14 of the Kyoto Protocol
The dais during the session. Calvo Buendia, Peru (second from right) and Kristin Tilley, Australia (right) opened the contact group
Participants during the session.
Contact group on national communications
Marie Jaudet (France) and Julia Martinez Fernandez (Mexico) co-chaired the session.
A view of the room.
Contact group on Financial Issues
Jukka Uosukainen, Finland (second from left) and Zaheer Fakir, South Africa (second from right) co-chaired the session.
Informal consultations before the session began.
Contact for the programme budget for 2010-2011
Delegates before the session on budget began.
L-R: Kunihiko Shimada (Japan); Quamrul Chowdhury, Bangladesh; and Asfaha Beyene, Secretariat.
L-R: Jenny Wong and Maria Jose Sanz (Secretariat) speak with AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar.

Around the Conference
"The flood is coming." This boot symbolises the need to prepare.
UNCCD stand
The Turkish delegation.
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

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the UNFCCC Technical Workshop on Increasing Economic Resilience to Climate Change and Reducing Reliance on Vulnerable Economic Sectors through Economic Diversification, 28-30 April 2009, Cairo, Egypt
IISD RS summary report of the Thirtieth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 21-23 April 2009, Antalya, Turkey (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Talks - March/April 2009, 29 March - 8 April 2009, Bonn, Germany
IISD RS summary report of the UNFCCC Workshop on Integrating Practices, Tools and Systems for Climate Risk Assessment and Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies into National Policies and Programmes, 10-12 March 2009, Havana, Cuba (HTML - PDF)

IISD RS coverage of the UN Climate Change Conference - Poznań, 1-12 December 2008, Poznań, Poland
IISD RS coverage of AWG-LCA 2, second part of the AWG-KP 5, and twenty-eighth sessions of the SBSTA and the SBI of the UNFCCC, 2-13 June 2008, Bonn, Germany
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