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Doha Negotiation Updates!

December 7, 2012

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Thursday, 6 December 2012, 10 pm

At the COM/CMP informal stocktaking plenary earlier this evening the President asked the AWG-LCA and ADP Chairs, as well as the ministers conducting consultations at his request, to complete their work by 8 am on Friday and report to him. The President intends to hold an informal plenary early afternoon to present all of the pieces from the different streams of work and provide an overall picture of the whole in an informal setting . Texts resulting from ministerial consultations, eg. related to the Kyoto Protocol, finance, Loss and Damage and others are expected to become available overnight. The document containing the draft conclusions by the Chair on the outcome of the work of the AWG-LCA is expected to be available around 8 a.m. on the PaperSmart portal

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 8 pm

The ADP Co-Chairs have prepared a pdf-icon revised version of their proposal for a draft decision of the COP at its 18th session and for draft conclusions of the ADP for the resumed first session (6 December). The Co-Chairs will hold informal consultations on this proposal Friday morning and will convene the ADP plenary, following the AWG-LCA plenary, to consider the conclusions and forward the draft decision to the COP for adoption.

Update 6 December, 10 p.m.

The AWG-KP in its closing plenary today has agreed to forward the Proposal by the Chair to facilitate negotiations to the CMP for its consideration, as amended in the closing plenary and issued as.”Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol. Revised draft conclusions proposed by the Chair”, contained in document pdf-iconFCCC/KP/AWG/2012/L.3/Rev.1.

.Under the authority of the President, Ministers Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado (Brazil) and Bard Vegar Solhjell (Norway) are consulting Parties, aiming to identify solutions for the outstanding issues forwarded to the CMP by AWG-KP at its closure.

Update 6 December 1 p.m.

An open-ended consultation on finance at Ministers/Heads of Delegation level is convened at 3 pm today in meeting room 8.1 by H.E. Ms. Mariyam Shakeela (Maldives) and H.E. Mr. Bruno Oberle (Switzerland), to exchange views on a possible outcome on finance. The conveners have been requested by the COP/CMP President to assist him with key finance issues that cut across the COP and AWG-LCA.

Update 5 December 9 p.m

Having heard the reports from body Chairs and following their requests, the COP/CMP President has asked additional ministers to assist him in resolving key outstanding issues as detailed in the table below. Ministers will report back to the President at the next stock-taking meeting scheduled for Thursday (time to be announced).

 

The major issues:

KP

  • Access to the mechanisms by Kyoto Protocol Parties who will not be taking commitments in the CP2,
  • Extending the share of proceeds to other Kyoto Protocol mechanisms
  • Reporting and Review by Annex I Parties under Articles 5, 7, 8
  • Resolution of any outstanding issues related to item 4 on the agenda of the CMP as the need arises

Finance

  • Key finance issues that cut across the COP and the AWG-LCA
  • Operationalization of the Green Climate Fund

Reporting

  • Reporting guidelines (MRV)

Adaptation

  • On Loss and Damage

Technology

  • Issues relating to the composition of the advisory board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network
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