Algeria (on behalf of G77 and China):
The stakes reside in the work of LCA. Work of the chair will be under scrutiny.
Switzerland (on behalf of Environmental Integrity Group):
One should be aware of the whole picture. Welcome additional stocktaking. Doha package needs to be realistic and ambitious.
Nauru (on behalf of Alliance of Small Island States):
Talks are falling short. In the Kyoto Protocol track, the ambition is inadequate. Urgency and ambition are missing in the Durban Platform track (ADP) as well. Discussions need to be intensified. AOSIS expressed concern over finance. Green Climate Fund should not be an empty shell. It must be fully operational before next year meeting. Parties should agree to peaking year as well as establish international mechanism for loss and damage.
Progress is not even. Much remains to be done. In ADP, it is essential to capture progress in both work streams. In Kyoto Protocol, the technical and legal progress has been slowed. Political choices may not be ready in time. Then, Parties are a long way from producing the LCA text. That needs to be done quickly. There has been some progress in finance, but it is important to involve ministers in it right way.
Gambia (on behalf of Least Developed Countries):
The status of negotiations is very clear. Kyoto Protocol is not progressing as it should. Progress on the second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol is fundamental to any outcome in Doha.
Swaziland (African group):
A text is needed in the ADP track. Means of support important, and success depends on the level of commitment by the developed world.
It is crucial to agree on a medium-term objective for finance. Guarantees are needed that support will be continued.
The Kyoto Protocol track is filled with low ambition. It is unacceptable that those who are not party to the Kyoto Protocol will enjoy the benefits of market mechanisms under it. There is a strong tendency to promote new market mechanisms. They are not solutions to the climate crisis. Increased ambitions are needed. Now, not after 2015. Where is the commitment on technology and finance?
A quantum of issues still need to be resolved in the areas of finance and adaptation.
Lots needs to be still done to achieve mandated package. It is important to have ministers’ engagement early next week and it would be useful to draw up a set of questions for the ministerial round-table.
There are divergent views in the KP and LCA tracks. They are all related. Mitigation ambition, finance, adaptation, means of implementation cut across all tracks and therefore it is important to have a process that is cross-cutting for a balanced package. This also requires political intervention.