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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 Friday, 5 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): Finance

Luis Alfonso de Alba (Mexico) supported a single fund for multiple uses rather than various specialized funds.

Gabriel Blanco (Argentina) called for establishment of separate funds for adaptation and mitigation under executive groups reporting to the COP.
Louise Hand (Australia) noted the need to operationalize an institutional arrangement to facilitate financial flows from the private sector.

Denis Sombi Lansana (Sierra Leone), for the the LDCCs, highlighted the need for an expedited process and for a “massive scale” of financing outside ODA.

Contact group on Annex I parties' emission reductions
The dais during the contact group.

Mohammad Soltanieh (Iran)

Prodipto Ghosh (India) questioned the use of terms such as “major developing countries” and “major emitters”
Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu (Ghana)
Neelofur Hafeez (Pakistan)
MJ Mace (Micronesia), for AOSIS, elaborated a proposal for a 45% aggregate reduction by Annex I countries from 1990 levels by 2020.
Contact group on privileges and immunities

Tamara Curll (Australia) chaired the session.

Nattlie Williams, Secretariat
Dan Bondi Ogolla, Secretariat
Contact groups
The Togolese delegation at the end of the contact group meeting on capacity building.
Clifford Mahluns (Jamaica), Edmund Jackson (St. Vincent) and Alma Jean (Saint Lucia)
Around the Conference
A banner at the "school detention" drama where young people wore masks depicting world leaders in after-school detention for failing to take action to achieve fair solutions to the climate crisis.
"Barack Obama" pledging to reduce his country's carbon emissions.
"World leaders" in after-school detention.
"Time for Climate Jusice." Human clocks inviting people to pledge to campaign for a fair and effective climate deal in Copenhagen.
Informal consultations.
"The flood is coming now for climate change justice," a display by the Friends of the Earth International.
The Secretariat team (in yellow vests) versus the NGOs team.
Photo Exibition: "Facing the Future: Youth Leaders in a warming world"
Photo Exhibition
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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