Delegates gather for the start of the Bangkok Climate Change Conference
Following an opening ceremony, parties at the Bangkok Climate Change Conference focused on establishing negotiating groups to continue their work on the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP). Plenary meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) made good progress, with each body launching its work without major disagreements.
In the afternoon, several of the negotiating groups held their first meetings and started substantive negotiations on various issues, including on:
Accounting of financial resources provided through public interventions under Agreement Article 9.7;
Matters related to Article 6 (market and non-market approaches);
Common timeframes for nationally determined contributions (NDCs);
The public registry referred to in Agreement Article 7.12 (adaptation communication);
The public registry referred to in Agreement Article 4.12 (NDC registry);
Further guidance in relation to the adaptation communication;
The committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance; and
Further matters except the Adaptation Fund.
Negotiations on several other items are scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and daily reports from the Bangkok Climate Change Conference - September 2018. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has publish a summary and analysis report from the Conference.
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