FIRST MEETING OF THE ADP IN 2014 KICKS OFF IN BONN WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON RENEWABLES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The ADP successfully opened in the morning of March 10, with countries eager to make progress on advancing understanding on the elements of the 2015 agreement, as well as on contributions to the 2015 agreement.
The opening included a call by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres (110 kB) for 2014 to be a year of greater action and ambition to check the advance of climate change and to set the ground for a successful, global climate agreement in Paris.
The week-long meeting will include work towards the shape and content of the new agreement, as well as a particular focus by technical experts from government and a wide range of other stakeholders on boosting renewable energy and energy efficiency.
A technical expert meeting process was launched by ADP Co-Chair Artur Runge-Metzger on 10 March, kicking off with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Mr. Runge-Metzger made a strong call for this process to showcase concrete results at COP 20 in Lima.
Similar expert meetings throughout 2014 will address other areas where action can be boosted so that,
by the end of the year, tangible results should be visible that can stimulate new national and
international initiatives and policies, innovative partnerships and mobilization of the resources
needed to make greater climate action happen and stay below a temperature rise of 2 degrees. See
Check out inspiring examples of energy efficiency, renewable energy and international cooperative action.
More detailed information on emission reduction potential and benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy here. All technical expert meetings will be webcast live and on demand. See the schedule here
More information on the ADP meeting, here
Read the March session press release