APA 1-5

1-5 Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement

UNFCCC / APA 1-5
30 April - 10 May 2018, Bonn, Germany

Updates

Update 9: Developed countries oppose process to set new collective finance goal
Bonn, 9 May 2018 (Meena Raman)

At the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, held under the UNFCCC, developed countries are opposed to the launch of a process to set a new collective goal on finance that takes into account the needs and priorities of developing countries.

Update 8: Developing country delegates provide insights on climate negotiations
Bonn, 7 May 2018 (TWN)

Delegates from developing countries provided their insights into the on-going negotiations under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement (PA) at a side-event organized on 30 April, at the opening of the Bonn climate talks.

Update 7: Need for comparable and balanced progress on all issues – say developing countries
Bonn, 7 May 2018 (Meena Raman)

Developing countries, led by the Group of 77 and China called for comparable and balanced progress in the negotiations on all elements of the package of decisions, to be adopted at the year-end climate talks under the UNFCCC.

Update 6: Divergent views on whether ‘modalities’ for finance information part of Paris mandate
Bonn, 4 May 2018 (Meena Raman)

Parties were divided on whether the issue of ‘modalities’ for the biennial communication of indicative information on the financial resources available to developing countries under Article 9.5 of the Paris Agreement (PA) is part of the Agreement’s mandate and therefore, part of the PA’s Work Pro

Update 5: Developing countries frustrated in discussions over finance issue
Bonn, 3 May 2018 (TWN)

Bonn, 3 May 2018 (TWN) – Developing countries were visibly frustrated at the lack of willingness by developed countries to begin discussions over a proposal forwarded by the African Group on the identification of information to be provided under Article 9.5 of the Paris Agreement (PA), at the cli

Update 4: Historical responsibility for climate change must not be forgotten- say developing countries
Bonn, 3 May 2018 (Prerna Bomzan)

Bonn, 3 May 2018, (Prerna Bomzan) – Several developing countries who spoke at the opening of the ‘Talanoa Dialogue’ (TD) held on 2 May, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reminded Parties that a missing question at the dialogue that deals with the historical responsibil

Update 3: APA Co-chairs outline mode of work towards text for negotiations.
Bonn, 2 May 2018 (TWN)

The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) under the UNFCCC launched work at a contact group convened on 1 May at the ongoing talks taking place in Bonn from 30 April to 10 May and called on Parties to “significantly increase the pace of work and build textual narratives” in efforts to

Update 18: Attempts to block issue of ‘conflict of interest’ policy in UNFCCC
Bonn, 14 June 2018 (CAI)

Boston, 14 June, 2018, (CAI*) – Several developing countries continued to champion the need to have a policy on “conflicts of interest” in the UNFCCC at the recent climate talks in Bonn, Germany, last month, but their calls were not reflected in the outcome of the discussions given strong opposit

Update 17: Developing countries call for greater balance in negotiations
Bonn, 18 May 2018 (Prerna Bomzan)

Kathmandu: Developing countries called for greater balance in the outcomes of negotiations on the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) in the future, given the “uneven” progress on all elements at the recently concluded climate talks, held in Bonn, Germany, from April 30 to 10 May.

Update 16: Parties discuss technology issues at climate talks
Bonn, 17 May 2018 (TWN)

Kuala Lumpur – Parties discussed issues related to technology development and transfer at the 48th session of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary for Implementation (SBI 48) and Subsidiary for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) at the recently concluded climate talks in Bonn, Germany.

Update 15: Parties express divergent views on ‘features’ of NDCs
Bonn, 17 May 2018 (Meena Raman)

Penang – Parties at the recent UNFCCC climate talks held in Bonn, Germany, continued to hold divergent views over the guidance to be provided on ‘features’ of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement (PA).

Update 14: Lively exchange of views at closing of SBSTA
Bonn, 16 May 2018 (Prerna Bomzan)

Kathmandu: The forty-eighth session of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48), adjourned it’s meeting on 10 May, after a two-week intersession climate talks in Bonn, Germany, and saw a lively exchange of views among Parties on a host of issues, including o

Update 13: Developing countries raise key concerns at Subsidiary Body for Implementation
Bonn, 15 May 2018 (Prerna Bomzan)

Kathmandu – Developing countries raised major concerns over several issues at the closing plenary of the forty-eight session of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48), which adjourned it’s meeting on 10 May, after a two-week intersession climate talks in Bonn, Germany.

Update 12: Expert Dialogue underscores finance gap to address climate induced 'Loss and Damage'
Bonn, 14 May 2018 (Harjeet Singh)

The Suva Expert Dialogue on ‘Loss and Damage,’ mandated by last year’s climate change summit, concluded on 3 May in Bonn, Germany, during the recent climate talks under the UNFCCC.

Update 11: Paris work progamme to be coherent and balanced
Bonn, 14 May 2018 (TWN)

The UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), one of the main bodies responsible for enabling the  implementation of the Paris Agreement (PA), adopted conclusions at its closing plenary on 10 May, the last d

Update 10: Lively exchange over common time-frames for NDCs
Bonn, 10 May 2018 (Prerna Bomzan)

Parties at informal consultations under the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) agreed to draft conclusions of a  procedural nature on common time frames for nationally determined contributions (NDCs) referred to in Article 4.10 of the Paris Agreement (PA) on 7 May.

Update 1: What to expect at the Bonn climate talks
Bonn, 30 April 2018 (Meena Raman)

The intersession climate talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will kick start in Bonn, Germany, from April 30 to 10 May.