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Saturday, 8 December, 8 a.m.

At the informal COP/CMP plenary the COP/CMP President made available the following documents:

pdf-icon Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol

pdf-icon Implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 5/CMP.7 on the previous decisions on methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol, including those relating to Articles 5, 7 and 8 of the Kyoto Protocol

pdf-icon Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention

pdf-icon Advancing the Durban Platform

pdf-icon Approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change to enhance adaptive capacity

pdf-icon Work programme on long-term finance

pdf-icon Report of the Standing Committee

pdf-icon Report of the Green Climate Fund to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Green Climate Fund

pdf-icon Arrangements between the Conference of the Parties and the Green Climate Fund

Please see pdf-icon here for the remarks made by the COP/CMP President at the informal COP/CMP stocktaking plenary held at 7.30 a..m.


Saturday, 8 December, 4 a.m.

An informal plenary to present outcomes and next steps towards closure will be held in Plenary 1, Saturday, 8 December, at 7.30 a.m.


Friday, 7 December, 8.30 p.m.

Next steps as outlined by the President at the informal COP/CMP stocktaking plenary at 6:30 p.m.:

LCA ministerial outreach
H.E. Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore and H.E. Mr. Peter Altmaier of Germany will assist with ministerial outreach on issues which require immediate attention before the outcome of the AWG-LCA is presented to the COP for adoption, in consultation with the AWG-LCA Chair and the COP/CMP President.

COP/CMP meetings
COP and CMP meetings to be convened as soon as ADP closes, to adopt draft conclusion and decision texts already agreed to, so that the work under the COP and the CMP can be advanced, while the Ministerial outreach process intensifies.

Ambition and balance
The COP/CPM President invited Parties, while they work inside each of the work streams, to also consider the progress being made toward ambition and balance across the streams, and to come to the next Ministerial stocktaking plenary this evening ready to give a sense of the ambition and balance across the streams.

Next informal COP/CMP stocktaking plenary
The consulting Ministers were asked to complete their work and report to the next Ministerial stocktaking plenary at 11 p.m.

Please see pdf-icon here for the opening and closing remarks made by the COP/CMP President at the informal COP/CMP stocktaking plenary held at 6 p.m.


Friday, 7 December, 6 p.m.

Further to his statement at the 1 pm informal stocktaking plenary, the COP/CMP President has now identified two Ministers who will assist him in consulting on a how to address a limited set of critical concerns requiring attention before the outcome of the AWG-LCA will be presented to the COP for adoption.

The two Ministers, who have been approached and accepted, are His Excellency Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore and His Excellency Mr. Peter Altmaier of Germany.

The precise scope of their work will be determined by the President in consultation with the Chair of the AWG-LCA.


Friday, 7 December 4 p.m.

Next steps as outlined by the President at the informal COP/CMP stocktaking plenary at 1 p.m.:

AWG-LCA
Closure of the AWG‐LCA, which will forward the results of its work to the COP. The COP/CMP President will thereafter decide on how to take the pending work forward with Ministers and announce it to all Parties.

AWG-KP, Finance, and Loss and Damage
Consulting ministers will intensify their work and report their results to the COP/CMP President as soon as possible.

ADP
The President called on all Ministers to bring their political weight into the consultations under the ADP Co‐Chairs and enable ADP to conclude its work

Next informal COP/CMP stocktaking plenary
Informal stocktaking plenary today at 6 pm to see again the whole package.

Ministerial consultations on Issues relating to reporting guidelines and issues relating to the composition of the advisory board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network have been concluded successfully.

Please see pdf-icon here for the opening and closing remarks made by the COP/CMP President at the informal COP/CMP stocktaking plenary held at 1 p.m.


Friday, 7 December, 10 a.m.

This morning at 9 a.m. the Chairs of the AWG-LCA and ADP and ministers undertaking outreach reported the outcomes of their consultations to the COP/CMP President. Noting that further consultations are necessary, the COP/CMP President asked the Chairs and ministers to continue their work and report back at the COP/CMP informal stock-taking plenary at 1 p.m. today. He urged them to make every effort to conclude on outstanding issues and, where necessary, to finalize draft texts for consideration by all Parties.


Friday, 7 December, 8 a.m.

The following draft text is now available on the PaperSmart portal:
Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention [FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/L.4]


Friday, 7 December, 6 a.m.

Following the mandate from the COP President, H.E. Ms. Mariyam Shakeela (Maldives) and H.E. Mr. Bruno Oberle (Switzerland) have prepared a draft decision text on key finance issues based on the inputs received during the ministerial consultations.


Thursday, 6 December, 10 p.m.

At the COP/CMP informal stocktaking plenary earlier this evening the President asked the AWG-LCA and ADP Chairs, as well as the ministers conducting consultations at his request, to complete their work by 8 am on Friday and report to him. The President intends to hold an informal plenary early afternoon to present all of the pieces from the different streams of work and provide an overall picture of the whole in an informal setting . Texts resulting from ministerial consultations, eg. related to the Kyoto Protocol, finance, Loss and Damage and others are expected to become available overnight. The document containing the draft conclusions by the Chair on the outcome of the work of the AWG-LCA is expected to be available around 8 a.m. on the PaperSmart portal


Thursday, 6 December, 8 p.m.

The ADP Co-Chairs have prepared a pdf-icon revised version of their proposal for a draft decision of the COP at its 18th session and for draft conclusions of the ADP for the resumed first session (6 December). The Co-Chairs will hold informal consultations on this proposal Friday morning and will convene the ADP plenary, following the AWG-LCA plenary, to consider the conclusions and forward the draft decision to the COP for adoption.


Thursday, 6 December 1 p.m.

An open-ended consultation on finance at Ministers/Heads of Delegation level is convened at 3 pm today in meeting room 8.1 by H.E. Ms. Mariyam Shakeela (Maldives) and H.E. Mr. Bruno Oberle (Switzerland), to exchange views on a possible outcome on finance. The conveners have been requested by the COP/CMP President to assist him with key finance issues that cut across the COP and AWG-LCA.


Thursday, 6 December, 10 a.m.

The AWG-KP in its closing plenary today has agreed to forward the Proposal by the Chair to facilitate negotiations to the CMP for its consideration, as amended in the closing plenary and issued as."Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol. Revised draft conclusions proposed by the Chair", contained in document pdf-icon FCCC/KP/AWG/2012/L.3/Rev.1.

Under the authority of the President, Ministers Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado (Brazil) and Bard Vegar Solhjell (Norway) are consulting Parties, aiming to identify solutions for the outstanding issues forwarded to the CMP by AWG-KP at its closure.

 
 

Wednesday, 5 December 9 p.m

Having heard the reports from body Chairs and following their requests, the COP/CMP President has asked additional ministers to assist him in resolving key outstanding issues as detailed in the table below. Ministers will report back to the President at the next stock-taking meeting scheduled for Thursday (time to be announced).

KP issues Secretariat contact
· Access to the mechanisms by Kyoto Protocol Parties who will not be taking commitments in the CP2,

· Extending the share of proceeds to other Kyoto Protocol mechanisms

· Reporting and Review by Annex I Parties under Articles 5, 7, 8

· Resolution of any outstanding issues related to item 4 on the agenda of the CMP as the need arises

H.E. Mr. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado (Brazil)/

H.E. Mr. Bard Vegar Solhjell (Norway)

Ms. Karen Smith, ksmith@unfccc.int, phone: 33317240.
Finance Secretariat contact
· Key finance issues that cut across the COP and the AWG-LCA H.E. Ms. Mariyam Shakeela (Maldives)

H.E. Mr. Bruno Oberle (Switzerland)

Mr. Yolando Velasco

yvelasco@unfccc.int

phone:33315437

Reporting Secretariat contact
· Issues relating to reporting guidelines H.E. Ms. Fatou Gaye (Gambia)

H.E. Mr. Mark Dreyfus (Australia)

Mr. Javier Hanna, jhanna@unfccc.int, phone: 333 082 92.
Adaptation Secretariat contact
· Loss and Damage H.E. Ms. Edna Molewa (South Africa) Ms. Miwa Kato

mkato@unfccc.int

phone: 33315427

Technology Secretariat contact
· Issues relating to the composition of the advisory board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network H.E. Amb. Maria del Socorro Flores Liera(Mexico) Ms. Ariesta Ningrum

aningrum@unfccc.int

phone: 33308272

 
Wednesday, 5 December, 3 p.m
 
Further to his consultations on potential ministerial engagement on key outstanding issues, and in view of the importance of finance items that cut across bodies, notably the COP and AWG-LCA, the COP/CMP President has asked H.E. Ms. Mariyam Shakeela (Maldives) and H.E. Mr. Bruno Oberle (Switzerland) to assist in the form of ministerial outreach on key finance issues.

These outreach efforts will not duplicate the consultations and negotiations continuing under the leadership of the Chair of the AWG-LCA and the finance co-chairs under the COP.


Update 4 December, 5 p.m.

Upon completion of the mandate given to them by the COM/CMP President following the closure of the Subsidiary Bodies on Saturday, 1 December, the SBI and SBSTA Chairs requested a final extension till noon on Wednesday, 5 December 2012, to advance the remaining items. They also indicated that some issues which are of a political nature may require ministerial engagement to take them forward. The President granted the requested extension and will review the need for ministerial engagement depending on the status of items at noon on Wednesday, 5 December 2012.

 

Update 3 December, 7 p.m.

 

The COP/CMP President has begun consultations with delegations on how ministers might be engaged this week on key outstanding issues that will require resolution to arrive at a balanced package for decision at the closure of the COP and CMP.

Responding to a request by the Chair of the AWG-KP, the President has asked H.E. Mr. Luiz Alberto FIGUEIREDO MACHADO (Brazil) and H.E. Mr. Bard Vegar SOLHJELL (Norway) to assist the Chair of the AWG-KP in the form of ministerial outreach with an initial focus on the following two issues: access to the mechanisms by Kyoto Protocol Parties who will not be taking commitments in the second commitment period, and extending the share of proceeds to other Kyoto Protocol mechanisms.

These outreach efforts will not duplicate the consultations and negotiations continuing under the leadership of the Chair of the AWG-KP.

The Chair of the AWG-KP, with the support of the President, intends to complete work under the AWG-KP by Wednesday, 5 December.

The COP/CMP President will provide more information on ministerial outreach on other issues in light of the status of negotiations. The next informal stock taking plenary is scheduled for Wednesday 5 December (time to be announced).

Additional information: Please pdf-icon see here (185 kB) for the overview table "AWG-KP: from progress to full agreement" presented at the 3 December informal COP/CMP stock-taking plenary.

 
 

Update 3 December, 3 p.m.

Following closure of the SBI and the SBSTA on Saturday, 1 December, the SBI and SBSTA Chairs have been officially mandated by the President to undertake consultations on the items that could not be resolved in the subsidiary bodies and which were forwarded to the COP/CMP. The President has asked the Chairs to conclude their consultations on these items by Tuesday noon and report back to him.

The items are:

SBI items:

4 (a)

Work of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention

5 (b)

Composition, modalities and procedures of the team of technical experts under international consultations and analysis

9 (a) & (b)

A process to enable least developed country Parties to formulate and implement national adaptation plans, building upon their experience in preparing and implementing national adaptation programmes of action and;
Modalities and guidelines for least developed country Parties and other developing country Parties to employ the modalities formulated to support national adaptation plans

10

Approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change to enhance adaptive capacity
- Activities to be undertaken under the work programme

13 (b)

Development and transfer of technologies: Matters related to the Climate Technology Centre and Network: selection of the host and constitution of the advisory board.

SBSTA items:

11 (a)

Work programme on a common tabular format for the "UNFCCC biennial reporting guidelines for developed country Parties"

12 (c)

Implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 5/CMP.7 on the previous decisions on methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol, including those relating to Articles 5, 7 and 8 of the Kyoto Protocol

SB joint item:

SBSTA 6 and SBI 13 (a)

Report of the Technology Executive Committee

For updates on meetings convened by the Chairs or their facilitators to resolve these items, please regularly check the meeting information on the CCTV screens.