Workshop on mitigation potentials
Chair - Mr. Mama Konate, (Vice Chair AWG-KP)
Wednesday, 3 December
The AWG-KP, at its resumed fourth session, requested the secretariat to organize an in-session
workshop on tasks set out in paragraph 17 (a) (i)1 and (ii)2 of document
at its resumed sixth session.
The objective of the workshop is to have an informal discussion on mitigation potentials and ranges
of emission reduction objectives of Annex I Parties and to share information on national studies on
mitigation potentials. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to hear information from
international organizations on studies on this subject. Parties will further provide information on
methodological issues such as methodologies for analysing mitigation potential, possible impacts of
the considered reduction ranges, and criteria and approaches for allocation of emission reduction
efforts among developed countries.
The workshop will be divided into three segments as follows:
1. Introductory presentations, including one from the secretariat on the update of the technical
paper on mitigation potentials (FCCC/TP/2008/10)
, and two presentations from IPCC and IEA each, on their work relevant to mitigation
2. Presentations by Parties on studies of national mitigation potentials and their views and
perspectives on this subject.
3. Discussion focusing on the following questions:
a. What is the relation between mitigation potentials and ranges of emission reduction
b. How could information considered by the AWG-KP so far be used in the consideration of further
commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol?1 Analysis of the mitigation potential, effectiveness, efficiency,
costs and benefits of current and future policies, measures and technologies at the disposal of Annex I
Parties, appropriate in different national circumstances, taking into account their environmental,
economic and social consequences, their sectoral dimensions, and the international context in which
they are deployed.
2 Identification of possible ranges of emission reductions by Annex I Parties, through their
domestic and international efforts, and analysis of their contribution to the ultimate objective of the
Convention, ensuring due attention to the issues mentioned in the second sentence of Article 2 of the