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Report on the workshop on equitable access to sustainable development. Revised report by the Chair.

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UNFCCC. Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA)

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A workshop on equitable access to sustainable development (EASD) was organized by the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), and was held on 16 May 2012 in Bonn, Germany. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to exchange views on EASD and equity in general, including on the following: the context for equity and EASD; the definition of equity; application of the equity principle; and possible next steps. Discussion points included the following: decoupling carbon dioxide emissions from economic growth; national circumstances; historical and future responsibilities; and the suggested way forward. The main points raised at the workshop can serve as input to relevant further discussion and consideration by the AWG-LCA at its resumed fifteenth session

Agenda item 3(a)
A shared vision for long-term cooperative action, including a long-term global goal for emission reductions, to achieve the ultimate objective of the Convention, in accordance with the provisions and principles of the Convention, in particular the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, and taking into account social and economic conditions and other relevant factors
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United Nations Office at Geneva
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Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWGLCA), Fifteenth session (second part), 26 November - 7 December 2012, Doha, Qatar

economic conditions
economic growth
emission reduction
work programme