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Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2014





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Participate in the first Multilateral Assessment and submit your questions

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



CTCN Advisory Board, 4th meeting
CTCN building The Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network held its 4th meeting from 8-10 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting was webcast live.
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Workshop on national systems of innovation
Image This Technology Executive Committee workshop discussed how to enhance climate technology innovation. It was held on 13-14 October in Bonn, Germany.
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Implementation Updates
 image Two regional workshops on preparing BURs from non-Annex I Parties
The Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE), with the assistance of the secretariat, conducted two regional training workshops on the preparation of biennial update reports (BURs) from non-Annex I Parties: for the Latin America and Caribbean region in Panama City, Panama, from 16 to 18 July 2014, and for the Asia-Pacific and Eastern European regions in Yerevan, Armenia, from 8 to 10 September 2014. The workshops aimed to enhance the capacity of national experts from non-Annex I Parties in using the UNFCCC biennial update reporting guidelines for Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention and raise awareness on the international consultation and analysis process. More on the reporting guidelines for developing countries can be found here.
Press Release Indonesia accepts Doha Amendment
30 September 2014
Indonesia submitted its instrument of acceptance of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on 30 September 2014. 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.
Press Release Peru and Djibouti accept Doha Amendment
24 September 2014
Djibouti and Peru submitted their instrument of acceptance of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on 23 and 24 September 2014, respectively. 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 Protocol. To date, 17 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.
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Previous Implementation Updates
From the Podium
 Manuel Pulgar Vidal Opening address by incoming COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
20 October 2014 
The opening of the Bonn Climate Change Conference was honoured by the presence of Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of State for Environment, Peru. Mr Pulgar-Vidal addressed delegates and encouraged them to work constructively at the October session to prepare the substantive outcomes that will be considered at the Climate Change Conference to be held in Lima, Peru in December 2014.
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COP 20 Logo Provisional agendas and annotations for the Lima Conference
23 September 2014
The provisional agendas and annotations for COP 20, CMP 10, SBSTA 41 and SBI 41 have been finalized and are now available on the Lima Conference page. More
image Political vision for COP 20/CMP 10 explained by Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
6 and 7 June 2014
Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, COP 20/CMP 10 President-Designate outlined the latest updates on the political vision of Peru for the Lima Conference.
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pdf-icon Read statement at open-ended informal consultations (91 kB)
image COP 19/CMP 9 President and COP 20/CMP 10 President-Designate opened the High-level Ministerial Dialogue on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action
6 June 2014
The COP 19/CMP 9 President, Mr. Marcin Korolec and COP 20/CMP 10 President-Designate, Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal co-chaired the High-level ministerial round table on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action to provide political guidance to the process for a strong agreement in 2015 informed by science.
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image COP 19/CMP 9 President and COP 20/CMP 10 President-Designate opened the High-level ministerial round table under the Kyoto Protocol
5 June 2014
The COP 19/CMP 9 President, Mr. Marcin Korolec and COP 20/CMP 10 President-Designate, Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal co-chaired the High-level ministerial round table under the Kyoto Protocol with the goal to assess progress made and the potential for increasing mitigation ambition under the Kyoto Protocol.
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News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies
COP 20 / CMP 10
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Latest Documents
FCCC/ADP/2014/CRP.3
Submissions from the Like-minded Developing Countries.
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FCCC/2014/III/OD/2
Daily programme for Tuesday, 21 October 2014 (ADP2-6).
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FCCC/ADP/2014/MISC.2
Provisional list of participants (ADP2-6).
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FCCC/2014/III/OD/1
Daily programme for Monday, 20 October 2014 (ADP2-6).
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FCCC/SBI/2014/18
Progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention: report on the regional training workshops on the preparation of biennial update reports from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.
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Upcoming Meetings
26 - 28 Oct 2014
Expert workshop to review draft materials for the training programme for the technical team of experts (TTE)

27 - 30 Oct 2014
46th Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group

3 - 7 Nov 2014
LEG regional training workshop on NAPs for the Pacific LDCs

 
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