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 FCCC/KP/AWG/2006/4 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
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 potentials.
2. Presentations by Parties on studies of national mitigation potentials and their views and perspectives on
3. Discussion focusing on the following questions:
a. What is the relation between mitigation potentials and ranges of emission reduction objectives?
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