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Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2015

Interactive map of pre-2020 emission reduction targets and actions

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.

Participate in the second round of Multilateral Assessment

The second round of the newly established multilateral assessment (MA) will be conducted at the forty-second session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Bonn in June 2015. The assessment process offers a unique opportunity to engage all countries to assess how developed countries are implementing actions to reduce emissions. pdf-icon The notification letter on the second round of MA (134 kB) was sent to national focal points on 25 February 2015.

A total of 24 developed countries will be assessed at SBI 42 of their progress towards achieving the economy-wide emission reduction targets. All countries will have the opportunity to raise and register questions to the 24 Parties during the period 1 - 31 March 2015. To raise a question, please go to the individual Party page

Questions should pertain 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.
The answer period, which spans from 1 April to 28 May 2015, will be open to the 24 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 SBI 42 in Bonn.

Implementation Updates
 image Palau accepts Doha Amendment
Palau deposited its instrument of acceptance to the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 10 March 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, 26 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.
pdf-icon Read opening address (111 kB)

News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies

Other meetings
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
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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
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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
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Image Thirty-sixth meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC)
The 36th meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee will take place from 12-13 March at the UN Campus in Bonn.
More information and documents
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Information on Side events and exhibits
Latest Documents
Recommendations of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee on the review of the joint implementation guidelines.
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Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action on the eighth part of its second session, held in Geneva from 8 to 13 February 2015.
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Arrangements for intergovernmental meetings. Note by the Executive Secretary.
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Provisional agenda and annotations. Note by the Executive Secretary.
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Provisional agenda and annotations. Note by the Executive Secretary.
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Upcoming Meetings
11 - 12 Apr 2015
DNA Forum- Regional Workshop for Africa

13 - 17 Apr 2015
83rd Meeting of the CDM Executive Board

13 - 15 Apr 2015
Seventh African Carbon Forum

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