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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Bonn Climate Change Talks - March 2009
Seventh session of the AWG-KP and fifth session of the AWG-LCA
Seventh session of the AWG-KP and fifth session of the AWG-LCA
29 March-08 April 2009
Bonn, Germany
The Seventh session of the AWG-KP and fifth session of the AWG-LCA are taking place from Sunday 29 March to Wednesday 8 April 2009 in Maritim, Bonn.
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Negotiations in 2009 leading to Copenhagen
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2009 is a crucial year in the international effort to address climate change, culminating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, 7-18 December. In 2007, Parties agreed to shape an ambitious and effective international response to climate change, to be agreed at Copenhagen.

The Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) will operate in full negotiating mode in 2009 to advance work towards meeting their respective mandates. Important ongoing work under the Convention will also be taken forward in 2009 by SBI and SBSTA.

The first round of negotiations this year are taking place in Bonn, 29 March-8 April. Pre-sessional events were held, directly related to the work of the sessions, starting on 26 March. Additional information on these events is available pdf-icon here (160 kB) .

Two further sessions will be held: in Bonn, 1-12 June, and Bangkok, 28 September-9 October. Arrangements for additional meeting time before Copenhagen might be made if necessary.

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In Focus
Image AWG-LCA "Focus" Document to be discussed at upcoming Bonn Talks
A document has been prepared by the Chair of the AWG-LCA to further focus the negotiating process on the fulfilment of the Bali Action Plan and on the components of the agreed outcome to be adopted at COP 15 in Copenhagen in December. It describes areas of convergence in the ideas and proposals from Parties, explores options for dealing with areas of divergence, and identifies any gaps that might need to be filled in reaching an agreed outcome. The document will be discussed by Parties during the current round of international Climate Change Talks taking place in Bonn.
Focus document Part I
Focus document Part II

AWG-KP 5 & AWG-LCA 7 First in Series of Major UN Climate Change Negotiating Sessions in 2009 Kicks off in Bonn
The first in a series of major UN negotiating sessions this year, designed to culminate in an ambitious and effective international climate change deal in Copenhagen in December, got underway Sunday in Bonn, Germany.
pdf-icon Press release (129 kB)
UNFCCC Newsletter - Spanish version Lanzamiento del Boletín electrónico de la CMNUCC en Español - Spanish edition of UNFCCC E-Newsletter launched
Nos complace comunicar el lanzamiento de la primera edición en español del Boletín electrónico de la CMNUCC. El objetivo de éste es mantener a los lectores bien informados acerca del proceso internacional en la esfera del frente climático mientras intentamos llegar a un acuerdo internacional ambicioso y eficaz en Copenhague, en diciembre de 2009.
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Image Earth Hour 2009 sends a global message for action on climate change
On Saturday, 28 March at 8.30 pm, millions of people in hundreds of cities around the world switched off their lights for an hour in order to send a clear message that we must act on climate change and seal a deal in Copenhagen in December that will protect people and the planet.
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Video message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Image OPEC’s 4th International Seminar on Petroleum: Future Stability and Sustainability
19 March 2009
Vienna, Austria
In a speech given at OPEC’s 4th International Seminar on Petroleum, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer said that while oil will remain a dominant source of energy in the near future, the urgent need to reduce emissions makes the introduction of climate-friendly technologies such as carbon capture and storage crucial. He stressed that in contributing to the climate change negotiations towards Copenhagen, OPEC states can seize the global economic opportunities presented by strengthened climate change action.
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Previous News and Events

CDM-EB 46th meeting CDM-EB 46 - Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism concluded
23-25 March 2009
Bonn, Germany
Work was launched and important steps taken to enhance the efficiency and expand the reach of the Clean Development Mechanism, as called for by the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Poznań, Poland, in December. The report of the meeting, including its annexes, is now available.
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Outcome of Expert Meeting on Reference Emission Levels
23-24 March
Bonn, Germany
The meeting enhanced understanding of methodological issues related to establishing reference emission levels for deforestation and forest degradation, as well as reference levels for the conservation and sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

Adaptation planning and practices workshop Outcome of Adaptation planning and practices workshop in Cuba
10-12 March 2009
Havana, Cuba
The three-day workshop improved understanding of current practices as well as opportunities for  mainstreaming climate-related risks and disaster reduction into national planning.
AFB 5th meeting AFB 5 - Adaptation Fund Board 5th meeting
24-27 March 2009
Bonn, Germany
The Adaptation Fund Board is meeting for the fifth time in Bonn, Germany. Documents for the meeting are available online.
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Latest Documents
Daily programme for Sunday, 29 March 2009 (AWG7) (AWGLCA5).
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Further input on how the possible improvements to emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms, as contained in annexes I and II to document FCCC/KP/AWG/2008/5 and annexes I and II to document FCCC/KP/AWG/2008/INF.3, would function. Submissions from Parties. Addendum.
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Ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan. Submissions from Parties. Addendum.
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Submissions by non-governmental organizations
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Webcast AWG-KP 7 & AWG-LCA 5
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Bonn Climate Change Talks - March 2009
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