Ninth part of the Second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action
The European Union said that its conditions for moving beyond its 20 per cent emissions reduction target by 2020 below 1990 levels had not been met and anything more would come only post-2020.
A new climate change agreement is to be adopted in Paris in December, but there are big differences on how to reach a fair deal, and the negotiations are tough.
The UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) met in a contact group on 4 June, where the co-chairs took stock of the progress of work and identified the next steps in the process.
The Bonn session of climate talks is taking place from 1 to 11 June.
Developing countries urged Parties to heed the ‘ground rules’ when streamlining the negotiating text for the Paris agreement.
This call was heard in several groups meeting under the UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP).
Progress on the streamlining of the negotiations text for the Paris agreement under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) varied as regards the various elements, depending on the approach taken by Parties and the complexity of the issues.
After a rather unclear start on how to embark on the streamlining of the ‘Geneva text’ for the Paris agreement, Parties in the negotiating groups of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) began to make some progress in advancing the work.
The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) resumed its work at the ninth part of its second session in Bonn on 1 June.
A rich exchange of views on the need for a separate institutional mechanism on capacity building in the Paris agreement took place on 5 June.
The text of the new climate agreement to be concluded in Paris at the end of this year, will not be pulled out of a hat, assured Laurent Fabius, the Foreign Minister of France, at the welcoming ceremony of the climate talks which kicked off on June 1 in Bonn, Germany.