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Bonn Climate Change Conference - August 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.

UNFCCC website survey
The secretariat is conducting surveys to assess the level of user satisfaction with the information and data made accessible on the UNFCCC website and one each on the level of user satisfaction with the information network clearing house CC:iNet, and also the TT:Clear website.

The secretariat would appreciate the cooperation of the website users in completing these surveys by Friday, 7 August 2015. The surveys can be accessed under the following links.

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Report of the structured expert dialogue on 2013-2015 review
The structured expert dialogue (SED) was established to support the work of the SBSTA and the SBI on the 2013-2015 review and to ensure the scientific integrity of the review. The SED completed its work and released a report that summarises the face-to-face dialogue among over 70 Parties on the adequacy of the long-term global goal to keep the global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and the overall progress made towards this goal. This report is being considered by the SBSTA and the SBI at this June 2015 session together with submissions from Parties on the 2013-2015 review.

A special event by the structured expert dialogue co-chairs to present the report was held on 2 June, at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
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Second round of Multilateral Assessment insights

On 4 & 5 June 2015, 24 developed countries were assessed on their quantified emission reduction targets for 2020 at the 42nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Bonn.

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Implementation Updates
Zambia woman CDM CDM to be Further Simplified and Streamlined
The Clean Development Mechanism is to be further simplified and streamlined to enhance its cost-effectiveness. The CDM Executive Board at its 84th meeting identified areas across the spectrum to simplify requirements for clean development projects in developing countries
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image Seychelles accepts Doha Amendment
Seychelles deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 15 July 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, 38 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.
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Bonn, 16 April 2015

Projects that encourage transition to electric vehicles will receive further incentive when they get their charge from renewable energy sources thanks to rule changes adopted this week by the CDM Executive Board at its 83rd meeting.
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Previous Implementation Updates

From the Podium
1 Closing address by the COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency and COP 21/CMP 11 incoming-Presidency
11 June 2015
The closing plenary of the ninth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) was honored by the presence of H.E. Ambassador Voto-Bernales on behalf of the COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency and H.E. Ambassador Tubiana on behalf of the COP 21/CMP 11 incoming-Presidency. Both ambassadors addressed delegates, welcoming the progress made so far and encouraged them to work constructively with the Parties in view of developing substantive outcomes for the COP 21/CMP 11 that will be held in Paris, France, November-December 2015.
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Laurence Tubiana Open-ended informal consultations by the incoming-Presidency of the COP21/CMP11 on the expectations for the Paris conference
9 June 2015
Ambassador Laurence Tubiana, on behalf of the President-designate of the COP21/CMP11, held an informal consultation on the expectations for the Paris conference during the June sessions. She shared the political vision for COP 21/CMP 11 and underlined that all Parties must cooperate to ensure successful completion of the Paris Agreement and build momentum for enhanced climate action. She expressed the commitment of France for an inclusive and transparent process.
Parties provided their views and their expectations for the Paris conference, expressing their support to the incoming-Presidency on the vision. Some Parties highlighted the crucial role of the incoming-Presidency in steering the intergovernmental process towards a successful outcome.
The various observer constituencies also provided their views on their expectations from Paris, calling for commitment and transparency. The Ambassador assured all participants of her highest commitment and support on behalf of the President-designate of the COP21/CMP11.
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News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies

Other meetings
Image Eighty-fifth meeting of the CDM Executive Board (CDM-EB)
The 85th meeting of the CDM Executive Board will take place from 20 to 24 July 2015 at the UN Campus in Bonn.
More information will be made available in due course.
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Latest Documents

Elements for a draft decision on workstream 2 of the ADP.
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Scenario note on the tenth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action. Note by the Co-Chairs.
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Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation on its forty-second session, held in Bonn from 1 to 11 June 2015. Addendum.
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Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation on its forty-second session, held in Bonn from 1 to 11 June 2015.
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European Union. Report on the individual review of the annual submission of the European Union submitted in 2014.
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Upcoming Meetings
10 - 14 Aug 2015
Regional Training Workshop on national adaptation plans for the Asian developing countries

17 - 19 Aug 2015
UNFCCC regional workshop for Africa on nationally appropriate mitigation actions

17 - 21 Aug 2015
Technical analysis of BURs (ICA)

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