Bonn 2013: India's statement on equity

Published: Monday 10 June 2013


For the latest news and updates from the conference, follow this blog from Bonn by Uthra Radhakrishnan, research associate(climate change) with the Centre for Science and Environment.
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June 14, 2013
Negotiating parties hope to break impasse at Warsaw COP
The session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI, a key UNFCCC working body) at the climate talks in Bonn ended unceremoniously on Friday afternoon without adopting its agenda. At its closing, both observer organisations and Parties expressed their disappointment and dismay over the inability to adopt an agenda for the SBI session despite efforts made by the co-chair. Mexico said the postponing of work because no agenda could be adopted was unacceptable. According to the delegate from Mexico, “The SBI session did open since the agenda was not adopted.
June 14, 2013
Parties anxious to start discussions to reach 2015 agreement
All parties were in congratulatory mood at the closing of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-2) at Bonn in Germany. They said that the roundtables and workshops held at the session would be very useful in bringing clarity to the concepts and issues that would form the 2015 agreement. (The new, global agreement will seek to meet a UN goal of limiting global warming to a maximum 2°C over pre-industrial levels.) At the same time, they called for a “more focused and structured mode” of discussion at the Conference of Parties (CoP) in Warsaw, Poland in November.
June 13, 2013
IEA report foresees temperature increase under existing policies; developed countries not doing enough to close gap
Meeting the 2-degree challenge for climate change is still feasible technically but extremely challenging, says the World Energy Outlook Special Report released at the climate change meeting currently underway in Bonn, Germany. In the report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) lays out an action plan for countries to ensure that staying within a global temperature increase of 2 degree Celsius does not go beyond our reach.
June 12, 2013
Lack of consensus forces move
Following eight days of contentious debate and dilemma, and amid a highly tense and emotional gathering in the plenary, the session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) at the climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, was suspended on Tuesday. Parties will gather on Friday for closing the SBI session.
June 11, 2013
Need for integrated approach to adaptation and mitigation raised; parties call for Warsaw COP to address finance
At the ADP sessions of the ongoing Bonn climate change conference, Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) has put forward a technical proposal on enhancing ambition in the pre-2020 work stream. It calls for a closer look at how renewable energy and energy efficiency can be scaled up and should be the focus of discussions under this work stream along with looking at proposals on carbon, capture and storage.
June 10, 2013
Russia raises matter of procedural irregularities at Doha; parallel sessions continue
After a week of climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, negotiators saw general progress in spite of the impasse on one of the bodies, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI). The Russian Federation expressed its dissatisfaction with the manner in which decisions at Doha, Quatar, in November last year were gavelled into place without taking its concerns into account, and demanded exclusive discussions on procedural matters.
June 10, 2013
We have stressed the importance of the developed country Parties meeting their commitments under the Convention in the pre-2020 period to bridge the ambition gap. If they do not meet their commitments in the pre–2020 period, then equity in the post–2020 period will be seriously affected.
Of the three bodies gathering at Bonn, two—SBSTA and ADP— have successfully adopted their agenda for the next two weeks. The SBI, however, is yet to. The reason? Russia and its brothers — Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Between June 3 and 14, the latest round of climate negotiations will take place at Bonn, Germany. Three bodies that carry out the work of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are meeting to negotiate on various issues. Following its first meeting in Bonn less than a month ago, ADP-2 will resume its work along with the regular annual session of SBI and SBSTA (SB38).





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