Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP)

Round table on the means to reach emission reduction targets

Mandate
The Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), at its resumed fourth session, requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the Chair of the AWG-KP, a round table on the means that may be available to Annex I Parties to reach their emission reduction targets. The AWG-KP held an in-session thematic workshop on 1–3 April 2008 in Bangkok on the above matters. Parties discussed ways to enhance the effectiveness of the means and their contribution to sustainable development. A summary of the discussions is contained in the annex to the report of the fifth session of the AWG-KP.

The information note on the round table presents a preliminary structure for the round table and outlines its objective and approach.

Summary report by the Chair.

Round Table discussions
Emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms
Slovenia on behalf of the European Union
China
New Zealand
Possible approaches targeting sectoral emissions and greenhouse gases, sectors and source categories 
Japan  Presentation notes
South Africa
Switzerland
Norway
Land Use, land-Use change and forestry
Australia
Canada
Slovenia
Switzerland
Tuvalu

Workshop on methodological issues

Mandate
At the same session, the AWG-KP also requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of its Chair, a workshop on consideration of relevant methodological issues, including the methodologies to be applied for estimating anthropogenic emissions and the global warming potentials (GWPs) of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The information note on the workshop presents a provisional agenda and outlines its objective and approach.

Summary report by the Chair.

Presentations
Katia Simeonova - UNFCCC secretariat Introduction
Simon Eggleston - IPCC IPCCC 2006 Guidelines
Venkatachalam Ramaswamy - Princeton University GWP in AR4