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News from the Convention and Protocol Bodies - 2014
4 February 2014 Reflections Note issued by ADP Co-Chairs on the work of the ADP in 2014
As encouraged by Parties at the Warsaw session, the Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) have issued an informal note (ADP.2014.1.InformalNote) containing their reflections on the work of the ADP in 2014.
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News from the Convention and Protocol Bodies - 2013
6 December 2013 Messages to Parties and to Observers from the Co-Chairs of the ADP
The Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), in preparing for the fourth part of the second session, would like to convey to Parties and to Observers the messages below.
pdf-icon Message to Parties (125 kB) (6 December 2013)
pdf-icon Message to Observers (131 kB) (11 December 2013)
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21 October 2013
The Adaptation Fund as Model of Climate Financing
The Adaptation Fund offers an inspiring example of efficient and entrepreneurial approaches to climate adaptation. When Parties to the Climate Change Convention and its Kyoto Protocol meet in Warsaw, they should look to the Adaptation Fund as a model for creatively and effectively financing climate adaptation, and completing the circle of action that will comprehensively address climate change going forward, says Hans Olav Ibrekk, Adaptation Fund Board Chair.
pdf-icon Article (75 kB)
23 November 2013 Joint Statement of the governments of Poland, Peru and France
Joint statement of the governments of Poland, Peru and France on the occasion of the adoption by the 19th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC of the decision confirming that the 2014 UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Lima, Peru and the 2015 Conference in Paris, France.
pdf-icon Statement (182 kB)
17 October 2013 COP 19/CMP 9 incoming-President's conclusions from the Pre-COP, 2-4 October 2013.
28 August 2013 Messages to Parties and observer organizations from the Co-Chairs of the ADP
The Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), in preparing for the upcoming third part of the second session, would like to convey to Parties and observer organizations the messages below.
pdf-icon Message to Parties (128 kB)
pdf-icon Message to IGOs and NGOs (128 kB)
6 May 2013 Nomination of the President-Designate of COP 19/CMP 9
H.E. Mr. Marcin Korolec, Minister of the Environment of Poland, has been nominated by the Eastern European Group for the post of President of COP 19 and CMP 9. More information on the President-Designate can be found here.



News from the Bureau - 2013
10 June 2013 The Bureau of COP 18 and CMP 8 met in Bonn on 10 June 2013. Participants discussed the work of the sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies and the ADP.
pdf-icon Remarks by COP 18/CMP 8 President (81 kB)
1 May 2013

The Bureau of COP 18 and CMP 8 met in Bonn on 1 May 2013. Participants discussed the ongoing work under the ADP.

pdf-icon Statement by HE Mr Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah (84 kB)

12 March 2013

The Bureau of COP 18 and CMP 8 met in Bonn on 12 March 2013. Participants discussed the importance of the Doha outcomes and looked to the work needed to ensure a successful COP and CMP in Warsaw, Poland.

pdf-icon Statement by HE Mr Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah (120 kB)




News from the Convention and Protocol Bodies - 2012
4 December 2012 Statement by H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah
COP18 / CMP8 President
Statement, pdf-icon Arabic (2061 kB) , pdf-icon English (1486 kB)
5 November 2012 Informal note on the second part of the first session of the ADP

The Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) have issued an informal note on the second part of the first session of the ADP. The note aims to assist delegates in preparing for Doha by outlining suggested goals for the session, and by sharing their views and proposals on how to organize the work of the ADP in Doha.
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1 September 2012 President Designate of COP 18/CMP 8

As nominated by the Asia-Pacific Group, the President-Designate for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol is H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah of the Government of Qatar. For more information on the President-Designate:
pdf-icon Read Biography (56 kB)
5 October 2012 Recent messages from the ADP Co-chairs

In preparation for the second part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), the Co-Chairs of the ADP have now issued a note that provides their reflections on the general status of work of the ADP after Bangkok with a view to Doha and beyond. In addition, the Co-Chairs recently issued a joint letter to Parties, as well as an open invitation to observer organizations. The Co-Chairs have also issued their summaries of the roundtables on workstream 1 and workstream 2. Read more on ADP
1 September 2012 Message from the ADP Co-chairs
The Co-chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) are encouraged that substantive work under the Durban Platform at the Bangkok climate talks has been launched in roundtable discussions. The discussions include the design of the new agreement to be adopted by 2015 which is to come into effect from 2020. Governments have started to outline how they envisage the broad contours and architectural features of this agreement, and how the principles of the Convention will shape it. They are identifying the main challenges and areas of work that need to be considered to ensure an effective, fair and ambitious agreement.

Furthermore, governments have started identifying concrete actions to enable staying on track to hold the global average temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius.

The discussions in the ADP have been thoughtful, constructive and rich in the exchange of ideas and views. All governments have emphasized the importance of the successful completion of the Bali Road Map and that the new agreement needs to build on successes in domestic implementation of climate policies.

Roundtable discussions will continue during the course of the Bangkok climate talks with the aim of building confidence in these discussions among governments to provide a strong basis for further work in subsequent years.
19 May 2012 Letter to Parties from the President of COP 17/CMP 7
Letter to Parties from the President on the outcome of the Plenary of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform on Enhanced Action

pdf-icon Letter from the podium (81 kB)
17 May 2012 Historic inaugural ADP session takes place
The inaugural session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) took place today. The ADP is mandated to develop a clear path toward an effective universal agreement by 2015, and a plan of work for enhancing mitigation ambition.
pdf-icon Statement (126 kB) by H. E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, President of COP 17/CMP 7
Webcast of ADP inaugural session

30 April 2012

COP 17 Presidency appoints co-Chairs of the work programme on long-term finance
H.E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and COP 17 President, has announced the appointment of Mr. Zaheer Fakir (South Africa) and Mr. Georg Børsting (Norway) as co-Chairs of the work programme on long-term finance. More details on the co-Chairs and the work programme can be found at the link below.
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News from the Bureau - 2012
25 February 2012

The Bureau of COP 17 and CMP 7 met in Bonn on 25 February 2012. Participants discussed the importance of the Durban outcomes and looked to the work needed to ensure a successful COP and CMP in Doha, Qatar. Texts of the remarks by the COP/CMP President and the Chairs of the subsidiary bodies and ad hoc working groups can be found by clicking on the links below.


 
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