What is the AWG-LCA?
The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) was established
as a subsidiary body under the Convention by decision 1/CP.13 (the Bali Action
Plan) to conduct a comprehensive process to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation
of the Convention through long-term cooperative action, now, up to and beyond 2012, in order to reach an
agreed outcome to be presented to the COP for adoption.
Significant achievements that have resulted from the five years of work of the AWG-LCA include decision
1/CP.16 (the Cancun Agreements),
decision 2/CP.17 (Outcome
of the AWG-LCA) and subsequent implementing decisions related to the many institutional
arrangements created - including the Cancun Adaptation Framework, the Technology Mechanism, institutions on
Finance, the Forum on Response Measures and
the Durban Forum on
The COP, at its eighteenth session, adopted the decision 1/CP.18 (Agreed outcome
pursuant to the Bali Action Plan) and noted that this decision, together with decisions adopted
by the COP at its sixteenth and seventeenth sessions, constitutes the agreed outcome pursuant to decision