The thirtieth session of the UNFCCC's subsidiary bodies - SBSTA and SBI -, and the sixth session of the
AWG-LCA and the eighth session of the AWG-KP took place from 1 to 12 June 2009 at the Maritim Hotel, Bonn.
AWG-KP Negotiating Texts on Further Emission Reduction Commitments for Annex I
Parties 15 May 2009
The Chair of the AWG-KP has prepared two key documents to be discussed at the Bonn Talks in June that
will provide a basis for the group to intensify negotiations on further emission reduction commitments
for Annex I Parties. One key document focuses on amendments to the Kyoto Protocol relating to emission
reduction commitments of industrialized countries for the second phase of the Protocol (post-2012). A
second document covers other related issues, including emissions trading and the project-based
mechanisms, and land use, land-use change and forestry.
AWG-LCA Negotiating Text 19 May 2009
A negotiating text has been prepared by the Chair of the AWG-LCA to facilitate the negotiations among
Parties on the fulfilment of the Bali Action Plan towards the agreed outcome to be adopted at Cop 15 in
Copenhagen in December 2009. The text builds upon ideas and proposals submitted by Parties and will be
considered at the Bonn Talks in June.
AWG-LCA Negotiating Text
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer briefing the press on the final day of the June Bonn Talks Download as Podcast
At a press conference on the last day of the two-week June meeting, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de
Boer spoke of a "significant session that has advanced our work in an important
The big achievement of the meeting, he said, is that "it has made clear what governments
want to see in a Copenhagen agreement, which shows their commitment to reaching an
agreement." With regard to mid-term emission cuts by industrialized countries, he
emphasized the need for these countries to show greater ambition.
Important progress has been made on technology transfer. Parties welcomed three reports by
the Expert Group on Technology Transfer that
provide interesting ideas on what can be written into a Copenhagen deal on technology cooperation.
Major advances on methodologies have also made it possible to measure and monitor emissions from
deforestation, thus laying the groundwork for the inclusion of REDD into a Copenhagen agreed outcome.
Mr. de Boer also referred to encouraging new signals coming from governments and from the high-level
processes that are committed to supporting a successful outcome in Copenhagen.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer briefing the press on the opening day of the June Bonn
Talks Download as Podcast
Briefing the media on the opening day of the June session, Yvo de Boer spoke of a
"significant new step" in the Talks, with real negotiating texts on the
table for the first time. These provide a basis for drafting a Copenhagen agreed outcome, he said,
without prejudging or precluding that outcome.
He spoke of "encouraging signs" regarding the need for clarity on by how
much industrialized countries will reduce their emissions by 2020, as well as on what major
developing countries will do to limit the growth of their emissions - two of the four political
essentials that constitute a successful outcome.
Regarding the other two political essentials, he emphasized the need for clarity both on stable and
predictable finance for adaptation and mitigation, and
on governance - especially regarding finance and technology - with adequate representation for