After six days of deliberations at the Bonn climate talks last week on the programme budget of the UNFCCC Secretariat for the biennium 2018-2019, Parties are nowhere near to approving it as it was deemed to be skewed against the interests of developing countries.
The G77 and China said that developed countries are intending to reinterpret the Paris Agreement (PA) by their stance in the negotiations at the Bonn climate talks.
Parties at informal consultations on the issue of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) held on May 9 under the UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), had a very rich expression of views that revealed a deep divide over the features, information and accounting of NDCs.
Developing countries at the climate talks in Bonn expressed concerns over the proposed elimination of the contribution by the UNFCCC to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as contained in the proposed programme budget for the period 2018-2019.
Kuala Lumpur – Dissatisfaction of developing countries with the non-responsiveness of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to their requests for assistance surfaced at the closing plenary of the 46th session of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI46) on 18 May in Bonn, Germany.