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Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2015





Interactive map of pre-2020 emission reduction targets and actions

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In 2009 and 2010, the climate change negotiations continued to address the urgent need to reduce emissions. In line with their leadership role, industrialized countries committed to implementing quantified economy-wide emissions targets for 2020. Developing countries agreed to craft Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) that are in line with their national development objectives. Through NAMAs, developing countries aim to reduce their emissions below business as usual by 2020.

View the interactive world map showing quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets for all developed countries and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions by developing countries by 2020. The map displays information contained in the corresponding official documents pertaining to both developed countries and developing countries.




Implementation Updates
 image Liechtenstein accepts Doha Amendment
Liechtenstein deposited its instrument of acceptance to the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 23 February 2015. The amendment is expected to enter into force after three quarters of the Parties to the Protocol submit their instruments of acceptance to the Depositary. The United Nations is encouraging governments to speed up their ratification of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty. To date, 25 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.

Previous Implementation Updates
From the Podium
image Meetings of the COP 20/CMP 10 President at the Geneva Conference
8-9 February 2015
The COP 20/CMP 10 President Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal presided at a Bureau meeting during the Geneva conference, and also held meetings with the incoming COP 21/CMP 10 President, Mr. Laurent Fabius, and the ADP Co-Chairs.
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image Opening address by COP 20/CMP 10 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
8 February 2015
The opening of the Geneva Climate Change Conference was honoured by the presence of Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal. Mr. Pulgar-Vidal called for delegates to continue working in the "Lima Spirit" to inspire work this year and encouraged Parties to use the outcomes of Lima as a basis to construct the pillars of the future agreement.
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News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies



Participate in the first Multilateral Assessment 

The first round of the newly established multilateral assessment (MA) will be conducted at the Climate Change Conference in Peru, Lima at the beginning of December. The assessment process offers a unique opportunity to engage all countries to assess how developed countries are implementing actions to reduce emissions.

A total of 17 developed countries will be assessed. Countries had the opportunity up to 30 September 2014 to raise and register questions, specifically on how these 17 developed countries are progressing towards their economy-wide emission reduction targets.

As of 1 October 2014, 14 countries that are Parties to the Convention, including the EU which represents 28 countries, have submitted over 250 questions through the UNFCCC secretariat’s online Multilateral Assessment Portal.

The answer period, which spans from 1 October to 28 November 2014, is now open to the countries being multilaterally assessed. During the answer period, countries will endeavour to respond to the submitted questions.

Responses will be made available on the UNFCCC website prior to COP 20 in Lima, Peru.

While the questions varied, all countries being multilaterally assessed received one or more questions regarding their quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets. All questions submitted by 1 October 2014 pertained to one of the following categories:

  • All emissions and removals related to its quantified economy-wide emission reduction target;
  • Assumptions, conditions and methodologies related to the attainment of its quantified economy-wide emission reduction target;
  • Progress towards the achievement of its quantified economy-wide emission reduction target.

These questions can be accessed here






Other meetings
image CDM - Executive Board, 82nd meeting
The Eighty-second meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism will take place from 16-20 February in Geneva, Switzerland. 
More information and documents
image View webcast
image Seventh meeting of the Adaptation Committee
The seventh meeting of the Adaptation Committee will take place from 24-27 February in Bonn, Germany.
More information and documents
image View webcast (available as of the first day of the meeting)
Image Sixteenth meeting of the plenary of the Compliance Committee
The 16th meeting of the plenary of the Compliance Committee will take place in conjunction with the 17th meeting of the facilitative branch and the 26th meeting of the enforcement branch on 5 March in Bonn, Germany. 
More information and documents
image View webcast (available as of the first day of the meeting)
image Ninth meeting of the Standing Committee (SCF)
The ninth meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance will take place from 10 to 11 March 2015 in Bonn, Germany.
More information and documents
image View webcast (available as of the first day of the meeting)
Image Tenth meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC)
From 9 to12 March, the TEC will hold its tenth meeting in Bonn, Germany. At this meeting, the TEC will continue to implement its 2014-2015 workplan.
More information and documents
image View webcast (available as of the first day of the meeting)
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IGO / NGO registration is now open!

Information on Side events and exhibits
 
Latest Documents
FCCC/IDR.6/JPN
Japan. Report of the technical review of the sixth national communication of Japan.
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FCCC/TRR.1/JPN
Japan. Report of the technical review of the first biennial report of Japan.
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FCCC/TRR.1/SVN
Slovenia. Report of the technical review of the first biennial report of Slovenia.
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FCCC/IDR.6/SVN
Slovenia. Report of the technical review of the sixth national communication of Slovenia.
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FCCC/TRR.1/MCO
Monaco. Report of the technical review of the first biennial report of Monaco.
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Upcoming Meetings
2 - 4 Mar 2015
Adaptation Committee: Workshop on the means of implementation for enhanced adaptation action

5 Mar 2015
17th meeting of the facilitative branch of the Compliance Committee

5 Mar 2015
26th meeting of the enforcement branch of the Compliance Committee

 
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