The Bali Road Map
The 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 3rd session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol took place in Bali and was hosted by the Government of Indonesia. Also sitting were the twenty-seventh sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the resumed fourth session of the Ad hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP).
The Bali Climate Change Conference brought together more than 10,000 participants, including representatives of over 180 countries together with observers from intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations and the media.
Governments adopted the Bali Road Map, a set of decisions that represented the various tracks that were seen as key to reaching a global climate deal.
The Bali Road Map includes the Bali Action Plan, which launched a "new, comprehensive process to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action, now, up to and beyond 2012", with the aim of reaching an agreed outcome and adopting a decision at COP15 in Copenhagen. Governments divided the plan into five main categories: shared vision, mitigation, adaptation, technology and financing. Please click here for the full text of the Bali Action Plan
Other elements in the Bali Road Map included:
A decision on deforestation and forest management;
A decision on technology for developing countries;
The establishment of the Adaptation Fund Board
The review of the financial mechanism, going beyond the existing Global Environmental Facility.
The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) was set up to conduct work under the Bali Action Plan. The Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) was to work in parallel. The central task of the AWG-KP was to decide the emission reduction commitments of industrialized countries after the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period expired in 2012.