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Negotiation Updates COP 19 / CMP 9
 
Back to Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013

This section provides regular updates on developments following the closure of the SBI and SBSTA, including in relation to to items that have not been resolved in the subsidiary bodies and therefore transferred to the COP/CMP, as well as ministerial consultations, Presidency informal stock-taking meetings and other significant developments in negotiations during the high-level segment of the sessions.

For information on the status of negotiations under specific agenda items, please also refer to the regular status reports on the consideration of agenda items available on the pages of the relevant bodies (COP, CMP, SBI, SBSTA and ADP).

 


Thursday, 21 November, 11.30 p.m.
 
Key outcomes from the informal stock-taking plenary convened by the COP President at 8 pm on Thursday, 21 November 2013


SBSTA, 12 (a)
(in relation to CMP agenda item 3(a))

Methodological issues under the Kyoto Protocol: Implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 4/CMP.7 and 1/CMP.8 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

The President initially reported that consultations under the item had been concluded. Following the intervention of two Parties from the floor, the President announced that he would convene a meeting with interested Parties to explore possibilities for advancing the item.


SBI, 6
SBSTA, 6 (in relation to COP agenda item 3)

Coordination of support for the implementation of activities in relation to mitigation actions in the forest sector by developing countries, including institutional arrangements.

The President shared his understanding that things were moving forward at a very good pace, and the expectation was that work would be completed soon. He announced that the related item of REDD finance had been concluded.

SBI, 15 (a)
SBSTA, 9 (a)
(in relation to COP agenda item 3)

Impact of the implementation of response measures: Forum and work programme

The President stated that he would review with the facilitator, Ambassador Diann Black-Lane, progress achieved to date and would present next steps on Friday morning.

SBI, 11

(in relation to COP agenda item 3)

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

The President invited Ministers Molewa and Ek, upon completion of their bilaterals, to formulate a compromise solution taking account of the interests of all Groups. The compromise solution should be shared with the Parties for feedback.

COP, 11

Matters relating to finance

The President noted that Ministers Kiwanuka and Lidegaard would make recommendations to Parties participating in the informal consultations on the decision related to the Green Climate Fund. With regard to the issue of Long-Term Finance the President would consult again with the aforementioned Ministers the following morning, after which arrangements for further consultations would be announced.

CMP, 4

Issues relating to the clean development mechanism

The President informed that the item was close to conclusion and requested Parties to resolve the remaining issues on Friday morning.

SBI, 18 (b)

(in relation to COP agenda item 17 (b))

Programme budget for the biennium 2014–2015

The President reported that the facilitators, Mr. Robert van Lierop and Mr. Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, was in intense discussions with the Parties and was seeking to resolve the outstanding issue.
ADP The ADP Co-Chair, reporting on the status of work, informed the stock-taking plenary that the revised text would be available early on Friday morning and the closing plenary of ADP would take place later in the morning.



The President outlined the plan for Friday, 22 November 2013. In the morning the President would convene a COP plenary meeting to take up organizational matters and adopt a decision on dates and venues of future sessions. This would be followed by a meeting of the joint COP and CMP high-level segment to hear statements from IGOs and NGOs. In the afternoon, the President would convene the closing plenary of the COP and CMP to adopt decisions and conclusions.

The President noted that consultations on unresolved issues on markets had indicated clearly that there was no space for reaching a consensus on this issue in Warsaw. The Parties were however eager to continue the discussions next year.

The President reminded Parties that the deadline for nominations by regional groups and constituencies for elections at COP 19/CMP 9 was 8 pm on the same day (21 November 2013). He noted that there was still a significant amount of outstanding nominations, including nominations for the SBSTA and SBI Chairs. He urged the regional groups and constituencies to come to a rapid conclusion on this matter so that the COP and CMP could elect the officers of the COP and CMP the following day.

In conclusion the President indicated that, in the spirit of full transparency, openness and inclusiveness, he would convene another informal stocktaking plenary on Friday, 22 November 2013 to update Parties on progress during the last day of the COP/CMP.

 
Thursday, 21 November, 10.00 a.m.
 
Key outcomes from the informal stock-taking plenary convened by the COP President at 9 pm on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

SBSTA, 12 (a)
(in relation to CMP agenda item 3(a))

Methodological issues under the Kyoto Protocol: Implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 4/CMP.7 and 1/CMP.8 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

The President authorized the SBSTA Chair to continue consultations under the authority of the President till 6 pm on Thursday, 21 November 2013, with negotiating hours between 10 am and 6 pm.

SBSTA 12 (e)
(in relation to CMP agenda item 11)

Clarification of the text in section G (Article 3, paragraph 7 ter) of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, in particular the information to be used to determine the "average annual emissions for the first three years of the preceding commitment period"

The President stated that he had been informed that discussions had concluded on this issue.

SBI, 6
SBSTA, 6 (in relation to COP agenda item 3)

Coordination of support for the implementation of activities in relation to mitigation actions in the forest sector by developing countries, including institutional arrangements.

As reported by the SBI Chair, the co-facilitators were expected to continue work until Thursday morning, as earlier mandated by the President.

SBI, 15 (a)
SBSTA, 9 (a)
(in relation to COP agenda item 3)

Impact of the implementation of response measures: Forum and work programme

The President stated that he had requested Ms. Diann Black Lane of Antigua and Barbuda to continue further consultations with Parties on the issue and report to him by lunch time on Thursday, 21 November 2013.

SBI, 11

(in relation to COP agenda item 3)

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

The President heard a report from Ministers Molewa and Ek , thanked the Ministers for their hard work, and accorded them more time to continue till Thursday, 21 November 2013.

COP, 11

Matters relating to finance

The President reported on progress on finance and stated that he had requested that Finance Co-Chairs, Mr. Kamel Djemouai of Algeria and Mr. Herman Sips of the Netherlands, to continue their engagement with Parties in order to finish their work by the morning of Thursday, 21 November 2013. He also said that he had requested the co-facilitators of the Ministerial High-level Dialogue on Climate Finance, Ministers Maria Kiwanuka of Uganda and Martin Lidegaard of Denmark, to provide their support for the resolution of any outstanding issue on 21 November 2013, if necessary, with a briefing by the Co-Chairs.

CMP, 4

Issues relating to the clean development mechanism

The President reported that, following a request by the Co-Chairs for more time to conclude their work, he had asked them to report back to him by the morning of Thursday, 21 November 2013.
ADP Having heard the report on the work of ADP by one of its Chairs, the President encouraged ADP to continue and intensify its work before closing on Thursday afternoon, so that it be able to recommend a substantial decision for adoption by the COP on Friday, 22 November 2013.

Further information to be provided

 
Wednesday, 20 November, 10.30 a.m.
 

This morning the Chairs of SBI and SBSTA reported back to the President on consultations undertaken by the Chairs, on behalf of the President, on the following items:

Items consulted upon by SBSTA Chair:

SBSTA, 5*
(in relation to COP agenda item 3)

Methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries

SBSTA, 12 (a)
(in relation to CMP agenda item 3(a))

SBSTA 12 (e)
(in relation to CMP agenda item 11)

Methodological issues under the Kyoto Protocol: Implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 4/CMP.7 and 1/CMP.8 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 and

Clarification of the text in section G (Article 3, paragraph 7 ter) of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, in particular the information to be used to determine the "average annual emissions for the first three years of the preceding commitment period"

* The issue was consulted on by the SBSTA Chair as it links to ongoing negotiations on other REDD related issues.

Items consulted upon jointly by the SBI and SBSTA Chairs:

SBI, 6
SBSTA, 6 (in relation to COP agenda item 3)

Coordination of support for the implementation of activities in relation to mitigation actions in the forest sector by developing countries, including institutional arrangements.

SBI, 15 (a)
SBSTA, 9 (a)
(in relation to COP agenda item 3)

Impact of the implementation of response measures: Forum and work programme


Having heard the reports by the Chairs, the President decided to extend until Thursday, 21 November, 8 a.m., the mandate to the SBSTA Chair to continue consultations under SBSTA items 12 (a) (in relation to CMP agenda item 3(a)) and 12 (e)(in relation to CMP agenda item 11), and SBI item 6/SBSTA 6 (in relation to COP agenda item 3), including linkage to SBSTA item 5 (in relation to COP agenda item 3).

On item 12 (e) (in relation to CMP agenda item 11) the President has asked Ms. Iwona Rummel-Bulska and Ms. Marzena Anna Chodor of his delegation to assist with further consultations

The President will hold an informal stock-taking plenary at 7.30 p.m. (tbc), at which time further updates will be provided.

On SBI item 15 (a)/SBSTA item 9 (a) (in relation to COP agenda item 3), the President will announce the way forward in the course of the day.

Monday, 18 November, 4 p.m.

ADP: As announced at the ADP informal stocktaking plenary on Saturday, 16 November, the Co-Chairs made available pdf-icon a draft COP decision in open-ended consultations at 10 am this morning. The ADP will reconvene this afternoon at 5 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 in open-ended consultations to consider the draft COP decision.

SBI: SBI: The 39th session of the SBI closed on Monday, 18 November, at 12.45 p.m. At its closing meeting the SBI adopted draft conclusions and decisions, as presented to the plenary, on items 4(a) and 5 (a), and item 18 (a). Please see the status report on consideration of agenda items on the SBI page for the texts adopted.

COP/CMP: Following closure of the SBI, the COP President convened an informal stock-taking plenary, at which the Chairs of the SBSTA and SBI as well as the Co-Chairs of the ADP reported on the work of their respective bodies. At this meeting the COP President also informed Parties on how outstanding items under the SBSTA and SBI will be taken forward this week, in line with the summary provided in the previous update (see update of 18 November, 8 a.m. below) . The President further informed Parties that, while the SBI Chair and the current Co-Facilitators were undertaking some additional work on Loss and Damage, he had asked Ministers Edna Molewa of South Africa and Lena Margareta Ek of Sweden to support him in dealing with this item.

pdf-icon See here for the remarks (62 kB) of COP President made at the informal stock-taking plenary.

Monday, 18 November, 8 a.m.

As announced at the ADP informal stocktaking plenary on Saturday, 16 November, the Co-Chairs of the ADP will make available a draft COP decision on Monday morning and present it to the ADP at a meeting at 10 a.m. (Plenary 2).

In the afternoon of Sunday, 17 November, the SBI and SBSTA Chairs reported to the COP President on the status of work in their respective bodies, following the closure of SBSTA and the suspension of SBI on Sunday early morning.

The SBI is expected to resume on Monday, 18 November, at 11.30 a.m. (Plenary 1) to consider the outstanding items 4 (a) and 5 (a).

The SBI closing plenary will be followed by an informal stocktaking plenary by the President at 12.15 p.m. (Plenary 2).

Work on unresolved items under the SBI and SBSTA will continue under the authority of the President, who asked the two Chairs to undertake consultations on his behalf on a number of items. The Chairs will conduct consultations on these items and will report back to the President by Tuesday.

On one item the President has decided to request support from ministers, the names of which will be announced shortly.

Below is a list of all items currently unresolved and how they will be addressed.

Item to be consulted upon by the President, assisted by a facilitator (to be designated by the President):

SBI, 18 (b)

Programme budget for the biennium 2014–2015

Items to be consulted upon by SBSTA Chair:

SBSTA, 5*

Methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries

SBSTA, 12 (a)
SBSTA 12 (e)**

Methodological issues under the Kyoto Protocol: Implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 4/CMP.7 and 1/CMP.8 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 and

Clarification of the text in section G (Article 3, paragraph 7 ter) of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, in particular the information to be used to determine the "average annual emissions for the first three years of the preceding commitment period"

* The issue remains to be consulted by the SBSTA Chair as it links to ongoing negotiations on other REDD related issues.
** This issue will be considered in the discussions under item 12 (a)

Item to be consulted upon jointly by the SBI and SBSTA Chairs:

SBI, 6
SBSTA, 6

Coordination of support for the implementation of activities in relation to mitigation actions in the forest sector by developing countries, including institutional arrangements.

SBI, 15 (a)
SBSTA, 9 (a)

Impact of the implementation of response measures: Forum and work programme

Item for which the President sees the need to request support from ministers, following preparatory work by the SBI Chair with the assistance from the current co-facilitators:

SBI, 11

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

For updates on further informal stock-taking plenaries as well as meetings convened by the Chairs or their facilitators to resolve these items, please regularly check the meeting information on the CCTV screens.