The first round of UN climate change negotiations in 2014 opened in Bonn on Monday, March 10, with a
message from the Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP) noting that countries had set out clear tasks on the path towards timely adoption
in 2015 of a new climate change agreement and to enhance immediate ambitions to deal with climate change.
The opening included a call by UNFCCC
Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres (111 kB) for 2014 to be a year of greater action and ambition
to check the advance of climate change and to set the ground for a successful, global climate agreement in
The week-long meeting will include work towards the shape and content of the new agreement, as well as a
particular focus by technical experts from government and a wide range of other stakeholders on boosting
renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Similar expert meetings throughout 2014 will address other areas where action can be boosted so that, by
the end of the year, tangible results should be visible that can stimulate new national and international
initiatives and policies, innovative partnerships and mobilization of the resources needed to make greater
climate action happen and stay below a temperature rise of 2 degrees.
Check out inspiring examples of energy efficiency, renewable energy and international cooperative
More detailed information on emission reduction potential and benefits of energy efficiency and renewable
energy here. All technical expert
meetings will be webcast live and on demand. See the schedule here
More information on the ADP meeting here
Read the March session press
Read article by ADP Co-Chairs appearing in the
latest edition of the