Bonn Climate News Updates (May 2012)

Publisher: TWN
ISBN: 978-967-5412-73-8
Year: 2012   No. of pages: 120
21 cm x 29 cm

About the Book

This is a collection of 31 News Updates prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the 36th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the fifteenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC AWG-LCA 15), the seventeenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 17), and the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) – in Bonn, Germany from 14 to 25 May 2012.


1.     Climate Talks and Climate Dilemmas Resume in Bonn                                                             

2.     Subsidiary Body on Implementation Resumes Work                                                                 

3.     Aviation/Maritime Transport Measures Must Respect UNFCCC Principles, Say Developing Countries          

4.     Developed Countries Resist Adoption of Agenda in Working Group on Long-term Cooperation

5.     Doha Must Adopt 2nd Commitment Period under the Kyoto Protocol                                    

6.     Workshop Examines Equity as Enabler, Not Impediment, to Ambition

7.     Durban Platform Negotiations Must Respect Equity Principles, Say Developing Countries    

8.     Uncertainty over Position of Durban Platform Chair                                                                 

9.     Need for Certainty, Clarity and Consistency over Annex I Emission Reductions

10.   Controversy over Durban Platform Provisional Agenda                                                            

11.   Developing Countries Welcome Approach to Response Measure Forum                                  

12.   No Ambitious Binding Mitigation Commitments, No Market Mechanisms, Say Developing Countries         

13.   Developed Countries Block Further Discussion of Finance in the LCA

14.   Differing Views on Market-based Approaches for REDD+ Finance

15.   Workshop on Ambition Not Limited to Just Mitigation – Say Developing Countries

16.   Durban Platform Must Not Render Meaningless Negotiations in Other Bodies – Say Developing Countries

17.   Developing Countries Emphasize Adaptation as Priority for Action on Agriculture

18.   Work Programme on ‘Various Approaches’ Requires Definition of Principles and Focus

19.   Durban Platform: Some Progress in Agenda Discussion But No Solution Reached

20.   AWG-LCA Stock-takes Status of Negotiations

21.   Deep North-South Divide over Approaches to Bridging Climate Finance Gaps Beyond 2012           

22.   Equity Will Not Deliver Emission Cuts – Says AOSIS                                                        

23.   Fears of “Platform-jumping” by Developed Countries Confirmed                                       

24.   Durban Platform: Agenda Adopted, Chair Elected                                                              

25.   Durban Platform: Future Work Linked to Successful Outcomes in Other Working Groups

26.   Disappointments Cloud Closing Plenary of Kyoto Protocol Working Group                      

27.   Need for International Mechanism on Loss and Damage, Say Developing Countries         

28.   AWG-LCA Contact Group Reviews Status of Discussions                                                 

29.   Developing Countries Concerned over Premature Termination of AWG-LCA                   

30.   UNFCCC Still Talking about ‘Pilot’ Technology Transfer Projects After 17 Years            

31.    Scientific Body Ends with Calls for More Progress at Next Session in Doha


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