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Bonn Climate Change Talks - June 2009

1-12 June 2009 | Bonn, Germany

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Coverage of Selected Side Events
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Highlights for Tuesday, 2 June 2009

In the morning, the SBI and SBSTA convened in plenary sessions. In the afternoon, the SBI plenary continued. The AWG-LCA convened in an informal plenary and the AWG-KP held contact groups on Annex I emission reductions and other issues identified by AWG-KP 6. 
A stuffed polar bear begging for change at the entrance of the Maritim Hotel.
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see the daily web pages for the meeting)
1 June - 2 June - 3 June - 4 June - 5 June - 6 June - 8 June - 9 June - 10 June - 11 June - 12 June
Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)
Anabella Rosemberg, International Trade Union Confederation, said sustainable solutions come from the early inclusion of social and economic elements.
Richard Muyungi, Tanzania, deplored NAPA conditionalities attached to project financing.
Luis Santos, Uruguay, lamented halting the Consultative Group of Expert’s work as a “lost opportunity” and stressed its negative implications.
Robert Dixon, Global Environment Facility (GEF), presented the GEF's interim report on progress made in implementing the Poznán strategic programme on technology transfer.
Participants before the beginning of the session.
Participants enjoy light moment.
SBI Chair Liana Bratasida, Indonesia
Bruce Wilson, Australia, identified the need to build institutional capacity and called for regular data from all countries.
Haroldo Machado, Brazil, for the G-77/CHINA, expressed “profound disappointment” that the CGE has not operated for a year and a half, stressing that this undermines non-Annex I parties’ capacity to prepare national communications.
Elmer Holt, US, intervening on technology transfer.
Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)
Participants consult informally before the beginning of the session.
Participants consult at the end of the session.

José Romero, Switzerland, underscored field-testing and other practical steps to ensure a smooth transition to any possible alternate metric.

Marie Khan, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Lambert Kuijpers, Ozone Secretariat.
Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA)
Bangladeshi delegates confer.
Participants at the end of the session.
Delegates talking before the contact group on the scale of emission reductions by Annex I Parties.
The Brazilian delegation before the contact group on other issues.
Participants discussing matters at hand.
Around the Conference
"Fossil of the Day" recipient.
The moderator of the "Fossil of the Day" leading the audience in song.
A banner put up by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see the daily web pages for the meeting)
1 June - 2 June - 3 June - 4 June - 5 June - 6 June - 8 June - 9 June - 10 June - 11 June - 12 June
Related Links
UNFCCC resources
Official website
Daily programme
SBI 30 provisional agenda
SBSTA 30 provisional agenda
AWG-KP 8 provisional agenda
AWG-LCA 6 provisional agenda
Side Events schedule

UN resources
Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change
Informal Thematic Debate of the UN General Assembly on Climate Change as a Global Challenge

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