FIRST MEETING OF THE ADP IN 2014 SET TO KICK OFF IN BONN WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON RENEWABLES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
This year's climate change negotiations begin on 10 March in Bonn, marking the beginning of an intense year of conferences and summits designed to lead to a meaningful, universal agreement in Paris in late 2015. The week-long meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) will include work towards the new global climate agreement, to enter into force from 2020, and work to find ways to boost immediate, effective climate action.
Current emission reduction pledges made by countries represent around 80% of the global total emissions. This is significant, but falls short of reductions needed to stay within the 2 degrees Celsius upper limit on warming.
In Warsaw countries agreed that work around the ambition of emission reductions needs to be intensified through a process of technical examinations of opportunities that yield high emission reductions as well as sustainable development benefits.
The March session of the ADP will kick off this process under the themes of energy efficiency and renewable energy. In subsequent negotiating sessions in 2014, the process will continue, but with different themes.
The technical examination process, which involves international expert organizations and other stakeholders, is a valuable opportunity to arrive at an action-oriented outcome that generates sustainable development benefits and can make a real contribution towards achieving the 2 degrees goal.
More detailed information on emission reduction potential and benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy here.
More information on the ADP meeting here
Read the March session press release