Bangkok News Updates and Climate Briefings

(August/September 2012)                 

Publisher: TWN

ISBN: 978-967-5412-75-2

Year: 2012   No. of pages: 128

21 cm x 29 cm

About the Book

This is a collection of 25 News Updates and three Briefing Papers prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the informal additional sessions of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (AWG-LCA), the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) – in Bangkok, Thailand from 30 August to 5 September 2012.



1      Durban Platform: Bangkok Climate Session Likely to be Contentious                                        

2      Durban Platform Outcome Must Not Rewrite UNFCCC, Say Developing Countries                 

3      Technology Contact Group Debates Intellectual Property Rights                                              

4      Forest Finance Should be Public, Include “Non-carbon” Benefits, Says South                      

5      Durban Platform: Developed Countries Outline “Vision” for New Agreement                      

6      Developing Countries Table Proposal for Enhanced Adaptation Action                                

7      No to Termination of AWG-LCA until Work under Bali Action Plan Completed                  

8      No Signs of a “Shared Vision” as Divisions Remain                                                             

9      Divergence over Scope of Review of Long-term Emissions Reduction Goal                         

10    Mitigation by Developed Countries: Common Accounting Rules and “Comparability of Efforts” Debated       

11    Developed Countries Have Not Moved on Kyoto Protocol Commitments                             

12    Developed Countries Reject Further Adaptation Work under the AWG-LCA                        

13    Divergence over Further Work on Economic and Social Consequences of Response


14    Kyoto Protocol “System” Key for Mitigation Ambition, Say Developing Countries              

15    Parties Consider Framework for Various Approaches and New Market-based

        Mechanism for Mitigation                                                                                                      

16    Discussion Continues on Sectoral Approaches, Links with UN Aviation and

        Maritime Bodies                                                                                                                    

17    Financing Gap the Subject of Debate, Developing Countries Call for Clear Political

        Signal in Doha                                                                                                                       

18    Don’t Block Progress for Success of Talks, Says South                                                         

19    Durban Platform: Developing Countries Express “Vision” for Post-2020 Agreement           

20    Heated Debate on Unilateral Measures                                                                                  

21    Durban Platform: Parties Divided over Way Forward                                                            

22    Developing Countries Call for Resolution of Outstanding Issues under Bali Action Plan      

23    Kyoto Protocol Second Commitment Period Remains Elusive                                               

24    Need for Higher Mitigation Ambition and Comparability of Effort among Developed                            Countries       

25    Respect Diversity and Nationally-driven Approach to Developing Country

        Mitigation – Workshop Told



1      Loss and Damage: Some Key Issues and Considerations                                                      

2      Loss and Damage: Key Issues and Considerations for the Bangkok Regional

        Expert Meeting                                                                                                                     

3      Loss and Damage: Defining Slow-onset Events              

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