TWN Bonn Climate News Updates (May/June 2010)

Publisher: TWN (ISBN: 978-967-5412-31-8)

Year: 2010   No. of pages: 88


This is a collection of the 22 News Updates prepared by the Third World Network for and during the United Nations Climate Change Talks (32nd sessions of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation – SBI – and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice – SBSTA – of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Tenth Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention – AWG-LCA 10, and the Twelfth Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol – AWG-KP 12) in Bonn, Germany, from 31 May to 11 June 2010.


1          Dire Warning by Scientists as Climate Talks Resume                 

2          Developing Countries Bring up Problems over Climate Funds      

3          SBSTA Starts Work, Debates Adaptation, Technology, Forests   

4          AWG-LCA Has Initial Discussion of Chair’s Facilitating Text     

5          Deep Divisions Remain over Kyoto Protocol’s Survival  

6          AWG-LCA Discusses Finance Board, Quantum, Links between Fund and Thematic Issues, etc.  

7          Equity and Development Should be at Heart of an Integrated “Shared Vision”     

8          AWG-KP Numbers Group: The Ambition is Far Too Low, Close the Big Gap, Annex I Parties Told         

9          Mitigation of Developed Countries – Voluntary Pledges or Aggregate Targets for Emission Reductions?   

10         Developing Countries Mitigation and MRV – Call for Balance in Negotiations      

11         Tough Second Week Ahead for UN Climate Talks         

12         SBI Contact Group Discusses Ministerial Meeting and Role of Observers

13         Significant Differences Remain in Adaptation Talks        

14         “Spin-off” Group Proposed on Role of Markets in Mitigation Actions       

15         Developing Countries Press Annex I Parties on Their Emission Reduction Pledges           

16         Divergent Views on Bodies of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism     

17         Contact Group Discusses Funding for Forest-related Activities    

18         AWG-LCA Discusses Unilateral Trade Measures and Forum on Impacts of Response Measures 

19         Developing Countries Detail Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions    

20         Developing Countries Attack Chair’s New Text at Final Session 

21         Kyoto Protocol Talks Inch Forward, Despite Some Developed Countries  “High-level” Climate Meeting Hotly Debated



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