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Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 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 Third round of Multilateral Assessment

The third round of multilateral assessment (MA) will be conducted at the forty-third session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Paris in 2015. The assessment process offers a unique opportunity to engage all countries to assess how developed countries are implementing actions to reduce emissions. The notification letter on the third round of MA was pdf-icon sent to national focal points on 25 August 2015 (2777 kB) .
Two developed countries, Belarus and Kazakhstan, will be assessed at SBI 43 of their progress towards achieving the economy-wide emission reduction targets. All countries will have the opportunity to raise and register questions to these Parties during the period 1–30 September 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 October to 27 November 2015, will be open to the two countries being multilaterally assessed. During the answer period, these countries will endeavour to respond to the submitted questions.
Responses will be made available on the UNFCCC website prior to SBI 43 in Paris.
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Implementation Updates

Hungary and Madagascar accept Doha Amendment
Hungary and Madagascar deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 1 October 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, 49 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.

 image Improving rural lives with electricity
Bonn, 24 July 2015
Improving the lives of people without access to electricity is the motivation behind a new standard adopted by the CDM Executive Board at its 85th meeting. The Board also improved existing regulations governing water purification and clean cookstove projects under the CDM.
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Previous Implementation Updates

From the Podium
ADP 2-10 Closing address by the COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency and COP 21/CMP 11 incoming-Presidency
4 September 2015
The closing plenary of the tenth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) was honoured by the presence of H.E. Ambassador Voto-Bernales on behalf of the COP 20/CMP 10 President, and H.E. Ambassador Tubiana on behalf of the COP 21/CMP 11 incoming-President. 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.
pdf-icon Statement from Ambassador Jorge Voto-Bernales (207 kB)
pdf-icon Statement from Ambassador Laurence Tubiana (206 kB)
image Welcoming ceremony by COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency and incoming COP 21/CMP 11 COP Presidency
31 August 2015
The opening of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - August 2015 was honoured by the presence of H.E. Ambassador Antonio Garcia Revilla 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 dignitaries encouraged Parties to work constructively to produce substantive outcomes for the COP 21/CMP 11 that will be held in Paris, France in November-December 2015.
pdf-icon Statement from Ambassador Antonio Garcia Revilla (310 kB)
pdf-icon Statement from Ambassador Laurence Tubiana (223 kB)
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News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies

Other meetings
image 86th meeting of CDM Executive Board (CDM-EB)
Bonn, Germany
12-16 October 2015
The proposed agenda and annotations for the 86th meeting of the CDM-EB are available online.
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image Workshop on potential ways to enhance capacity-building activities 
Bonn, Germany
17 October 2015
Meeting information and documents can be accessed online.
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Latest Documents
Canada. Status report of the annual inventory of Canada.
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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 training workshop for the African region on the preparation of biennial update reports. Note by the secretariat.
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Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action on the tenth part of its second session, held in Bonn from 31 August to 4 September 2015.
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Views and recommendations from Parties on the elements to be taken into account in developing guidance to the Green Climate Fund. Submissions from Parties.
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Evaluation of the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer: final report by the Technology Executive Committee
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Upcoming Meetings
12 - 16 Oct 2015
86th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board

19 - 21 Oct 2015
Meeting of the 73rd CDM Accreditation Panel

19 - 23 Oct 2015
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