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Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014

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 first Multilateral Assessment 

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

Implementation Updates
image TEC workshop on national systems of innovation
On 13-14 October in Bonn, Germany, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) held a workshop on strengthening national systems of innovation in developing countries, bringing together Parties, observers and leading technology experts to consider this key climate technology matter. The workshop was a component of the TEC’s work on enabling environments and barriers to technology development and transfer. The outcomes of this workshop will be considered at the next meeting of the TEC (in March 2015), where the topic of enabling environments and barriers will be taken forward. Further information, including workshop presentations, can be found here.
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 image 4th meeting CTCN Advisory Board
The Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) held its 4th meeting from 8-10 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Issues on the agenda included an update on CTCN activities, CTCN budget and financial situation and feedback from meetings with donors. The CTCN is open for business since December 2013 and 15 institutions have joined to date. As of September 2014, total CTCN contributions have reached USD 32.4 million. However, Board members stressed the need to ensure sufficient funding beyond CTCN’s initial 3 years of operation. Discussions between UNEP, UNIDO and the GEF have culminated in the approval of USD 1.8 million from GEF-5 funds to the CTCN. More information here.
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 reporting guidelines for developing countries can be found here.

Previous Implementation Updates
From the Podium
image Meetings of the COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency-Designate 21 October 2014
21 October 2014
The COP 20/CMP 10 President-Designate, Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal attended the October sessions, speaking at the opening meeting of the ADP and at the Bureau meeting. The COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency-Designate is meeting bilaterally with Parties and Groups to hear views and ensure smooth progress in preparation for the Lima Conference.
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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.
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.

News of the Convention and Protocol Bodies

Other meetings
solar bigstock CDM - Executive Board, 81st meeting
The Eighty-first meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism will take place from 24-28 November 2014.
More information and documents
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COP 20 / CMP 10
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Latest Documents
Updated compilation of information on the mitigation benefits of actions, initiatives and options to enhance mitigation ambition. Technical paper.
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Information paper on the national adaptation plan process. Note by the secretariat.
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Information relevant to emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport. Submissions from international organizations.
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Framework for various approaches. Technical paper.
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Non-market-based approaches. Technical paper.
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Upcoming Meetings
1 - 12 Dec 2014
UNFCCC COP 20/CMP 10 - Twentieth session of the Conference of the Parties and the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol

28 - 30 Jan 2015
14th CGE meeting

8 - 13 Feb 2015
The third session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP)

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