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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, 8 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..

The AWG-LCA informal plenary.
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
Tribute to Vladimir Tarasenko

Vladimir Tarasenko (1967-2009)

Delegates in the AWG-LCA stood in a moment of silence to honor Vladimir Tarasenko, head of delegation, Belarus, who passed away on Saturday.

Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA)
On REDD-plus, Kevin Conrad (Papua New Guinea) stressed that readiness funding must come from multiple sources.
Ian Fry (Tuvalu) identified the need to clarify the concept of REDD-plus.
Contact group on Annex I parties' emission reductions

Mona Aarhus (Norway) noted the merits of a longer commitment period, but emphasized the need for reviews based on evolving science.

Alf Wills (South Africa) proposed having either a single long commitment period, with a mid-term review process, or two five-year commitment periods.
Andrei Marcu (Panama)
Contact group on legal matters

Oleg Shamanov (Russian Federation)

Dessalegne Mesfin (Ethiopia)
Jordan Zed (Canada)
Other Events
Press conference held by the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Panelists discussed, among other issues, climate change refugees and disaster preparedness.
Contact group meeting on capacity building under the Kyoto Protocol.
The contact group on financial issues met in an informal session in the afternoon.
Participants during informal consultations on the arrangement of intergovernmental meetings before at the beginning of the session.
Around the Conference
Youth participants singing the "Fossil of the Day" anthem.
Informal consultations.
Youth participants taking stock of the proceedings at the beginning of the second week of the meeting.
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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