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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 Saturday, 6 June 2009

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

The dais, L-R: Luiz Machado AWG-LCA Vice Chair, Halldor Thorgeirsson, Secretariat, Michael Zammit Cutajar, AWG-LCA Chair, and Olga Pilifosova, Secretariat

Tijen İğcí (Turkey) called for a “wide range of commitments” taking into account national circumstances and capabilities.

Selwin Hart (Barbados), for AOSIS, highlighted that the level of mitigation ambition under the BAP and AWG-KP will have “serious consequences” for the most vulnerable countries.
Hanne Bjurstrøm (Norway) underscored the importance of national greenhouse gas inventories.
Contact group on Annex I parties' emission reductions

José Domingos Gonzalez Miguez (Brazil) stressed that the introduction of a new protocol could take up to 15 years, and delay mitigation efforts.

Artur Runge-Metzger (EU)
Co-chair Gertraud Wollansky (Austria)
L-R: Qian Guoqiang and Guo Xiaofeng (China).
Jun Arima (Japan) highlighted the underlying science that shows that current emissions are almost double the atmosphere’s absorptive capacity.
International transaction log interactive exercise
Delegates learning the concepts behind the international transaction log and how transactions of Kyoto Protocol units are performed.
Contact group on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings
Richard Muyungi, Tanzania, Georg Børsting (Norway), and Richard Kinley, Secretariat.
A view of the room during the session.
Budget contact group
Co-chairs Kunihiko Shimada (Japan) and Quamrul Chowdhury (Bangladesh)
The co-chairs consulted with the Secretariat over the scheduling of a proposed informal meeting on the budget.
Contact group on other issues identified by AWG-KP 6
Marcelo Rocha (Brazil), Bryan Smith (New Zealand), and Chair Harald Dovland
Informal consultations before the beginning of the contact group meeting on other issues identified by AWG-KP 6.
Third World Network side event: "Will Copenhagen be a success or failure?"
Around the Conference Center
The Bonn Climate Day of Action
Global youth and residents of Bonn marching on the grounds of the conference venue. The rally was staged to remind participants at the Climate Change Talks that their decisions would affect the world.
Protesters chanted slogans during the rally.
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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