Bonn News Updates and Climate Briefings (June 2014)

Publisher: TWN
ISBN: 978-967-0747-01-9
Year: 2014   No. of pages: 168pp
21 cm x 30 cm

About the Book

This is a collection of 31 News Updates and a Briefing Paper prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the fortieth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 40) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 40), as well as the fifth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-5) – in Bonn, Germany from 4 to 15 June 2014.



1.     Significant Issues on Agenda of UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies      

2.     ADP: Parties Express Views on How to Advance Work                                                                

3.     UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation Begins Work                                                      

4.     ADP Co-chairs Propose Draft Text on ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’

5.     Concerns Over No ‘Revisit’ of Mitigation Ambition by Developed Countries       

6.     UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice Gears up Work

7.     Developing Country Ministers Warn against Parachuting of Texts

8.     ADP: Developing Countries Call for Text-based Negotiations

9.     SBSTA: Call to Establish Purpose and Scope of Markets before Discussing Technical Elements

10.   ADP: Divergences Continue over Issue of Differentiation

11.   Avoid Non-transparent Processes in Developing Texts, Caution Developing Countries

12.   Subsidiary Bodies’ Work Continues to Face Challenges 

13.   Success in Paris Depends on Lima – Say Developing Countries

14.   ADP: Call for $15 Billion Capitalisation of Green Climate Fund

15.   ADP: Addressing Adaptation and Loss and Damage

16.   SBSTA: Parties Discuss Non-market Approaches Related to Forests

17.   ADP: Addressing Technology Transfer in New Agreement

18.   No Consensus in ADP Process Moving Forward

19.   ADP Session Suspended; Co-chairs to Prepare Non-paper

20.   SBI: Lima to Kick off Multilateral Assessment of Developed Country Emission Targets

21.   Climate Finance in the Trillion Needed       

22.   ADP: Developing Countries Stress Need to Address ‘Differentiation’ Issue in Lima              

23.   ADP: Disagreement over Need for Capacity-building Mechanism                                          

24.   SBSTA: Discussion to Continue on Non-market Alternatives to REDD+                                

25.   ADP: Parties Differ over Separate Work Programme on Enhancing pre-2020 Ambition        

26.   SBSTA Makes Some Progress on Key Issues                                                                          

27.   Key Conclusions at SBSTA 40                                                                                               

28.   SBSTA Conclusions on Market and Non-market-based Approaches                                      

29.   Adaptation and Mitigation Experiences and Best Practices Shared                                         

30.   Africa Group Calls for Focused Work on Renewable Energy Feed-in-tariffs                         

31.   Developing Countries Call for New Narrative on Enabling Environment for Climate Finance   


1      Urgently Needed Emission Reductions and Climate Finance: Can Market Mechanisms Deliver?           

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