Bonn News Updates and Climate Briefings
(June 2013)

Publisher: TWN
ISBN: 978-967-5412-89-9
Year: 2013   No. of pages: 144
21 cm x 29 cm

About the Book

This is a collection of 30 News Updates and a Briefing Paper prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the thirty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 38) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 38), as well as the second part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-2) – in Bonn, Germany, from 3 to 14 June 2013.


Bonn News Updates                                                                         

1.     400 ppm: Climate Threshold Crossed, but No Solution in Sight!                                                

2.     Adoption of UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body on Implementation Agenda Delayed                      

3.     SBSTA Begins Work on Wide Range of Issues                                                                          

4.     UNFCCC Principles Must Guide Work of IMO and ICAO – Say Developing Countries

5.     Durban Platform: Parties Reiterate Positions

6.     SBI Chair Updates Plenary Briefly and Suspends Session Again

7.     Durban Platform: Concerns Expressed over Direction of Discussions

8.     REDD+: Discussions Begin on Non-market-based Approaches

9.     ADP: Developed Countries Can Close ‘Emissions Gap’ by Raising Pledges

10.   ADP: Parties Continue Exchange of Views on 2015 Agreement

11.   Response Measures: North-South Divergence Continues

12.   Review: Developed Countries Determined to Narrow Scope

13.   Work of SBI Delayed; Russia Explains Proposal

14.   Stormy Start over Developed Country Mitigation

15.   ADP: Agreement Must be Based on Equity, Applied to Science

16.   ADP: Parties Continue Exchange of Views on Addressing the Ambition Gap

17.   UNFCCC Body SBI in Crisis; Unable to Do Work

18.   Review Collapsed Carbon Markets Before Moving on New Markets, Say Developing


19.   Addressing Fossil Fuels, Meeting Energy Needs

20.   ADP: Divergent Views on Enhancing Means of Implementation in New Agreement

21.   ADP: Call for Balanced Progress in Workstreams                                                                     

22.   ADP Meeting Suspended; Adopts Conclusions on Way Forward                                       

23.   SBI: Parties Express Disappointment and Call for Impasse to be Resolved                         

24.   ADP: Call for Work to be More Focused and Party-driven                                                  

25.   UNFCCC Scientific Body Decides on Key Issues                                                               

26.   SBSTA: Parties Agree to Focus on Adaptation in Agriculture Outcome                             

27.   SBSTA: Markets Discussion under Time Pressure to Move Ahead in Warsaw                    

28.   SBSTA: Language on Drivers Puts Indigenous Livelihoods at Risk                                    

29.   REDD-plus Workshop Discusses Results-based Finance                                                     

30.   REDD Workshop Highlights Need for Equitable Access and Scaled-up Finance               


1              Some Key Issues for the June Climate Talks

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