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Friday, 6 August
A view of the dais during the closing AWG-KP plenary (l-r): Vitaly Matsarski, UNFCCC Secretariat, AWG-KP Chair John Ashe, Mr. Jigme,
UNFCCC Secretariat, and AWG-KP Vice Chair Adrian Macey
AWG-KP Chair John Ashe
A representative of Youth NGOs asked AWG-KP Chair John Ashe to marry her. Since he is a custodian of the Protocol in his role as AWG-KP Chair, and she loves the Protocol, she suggested that true love needs a legally-binding commitment.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, Halldor Thorgeirssen, UNFCCC Secretariat, AWG-LCA Chair Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe, Daniel Klein, UNFCCC Secretariat, and AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Dan Reifsnyder
Thursday, 5 August
Delegates met in contact groups and informal meetings to continue their work. Under the AWG-LCA, there were meetings on shared vision, mitigation, adaptation, financing, technology, capacity building and the legal form of the outcome under the AWG-LCA. There was also a joint meeting of the adaptation and finance drafting groups. Under the AWG-KP, meetings were held on Annex I emission reductions, LULUCF, mechanisms, potential consequences and methodological issues.
Luis Alfonso de Alba Gongora, Mexico, and Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo, Mexico, during informal consultations on the form of the outcome
AWG-LCA Chair Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe and Andre Odenbreit Carvalho, Brazil
Kevin Conrad, Papua New Guinea, and Audun Rosland, Facilitator of the spin off group on REDD
Amb. Luiz Figueiredo Machado, Brazil, and Claudia Salerno Caldera, Venezuela, speak with Amb. Luis Alfonso de Alba Gongora, Mexico, and Amb. Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo, Mexico
EU delegates during the contact group on potential consequences
Briefing on the Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Group on Financing (l-r): Kjetil Lund, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Norway, Ato Newai Grebreab, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Daniele Violetti, Coordinator, AGF Secretariat, Nicholas Stern, Professor of Economics and Government, London School Economics, and Lucas Assuncao, Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch, UNCTAD
Joint drafting adaptation and finance group: AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Dan Reifsnyder and Kishan Kumarsingh, adaptation drafting group facilitator
Wednesday, 4 August
Delegates met in contact groups and informal meetings to exchange views and negotiate on a range of issues. Under the AWG-LCA, meetings were held on shared vision, mitigation, adaptation, and financing, especially the new fund. Under the AWG-KP, meetings were held on Annex I emissions reductions, LULUCF, mechanisms and methodological issues.
Leon Charles, Grenada (center), Co-Chair of the contact group on the scale of emission reductions by Annex I countries
Makio Miyagawa, Japan, and William Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC Secretariat
LULUCF Co-Facilitators Marcelo Rocha, Brazil, and Peter Iversen, Denmark, consulting with Maria Gutierrez, UNFCCC Secretariat
AWG-LCA Chair Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarweand Jonathan Pershing, US
Tuesday, 3 August
The AWG-KP concluded its in-session workshop on the scale of Annex I parties’ emissions reductions on Tuesday morning. It subsequently held discussions in contact groups on Annex I emission reductions, “other issues” such as LULUCF, and legal matters. The AWG-LCA resumed work in its main contact group, which agreed on the organization of work for the rest of the week. Delegates then split into closed drafting groups that met late morning and throughout the afternoon. Three groups convened on Tuesday, focused on: mitigation; adaptation; and finance, technology and capacity building. The groups started discussions on the Chair’s revised text (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/8).
G-77/China delegates before the convening of the AWG-LCA contact group
Signing of the Host Country Agreement between the UN and Mexico: Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, and Amb. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo Verduzco, Mexico, signed the agreement
Legal issues contact group (l-r): Co-Chair Daniel Ortega Pacheco, Ecuador, Co-Chair Gerhard Loibl, Austria, and Dan Bondi Ogolla, UNFCCC Secretariat
Adaptation drafting group: Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat, Facilitator Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago, and Annett Möhner, UNFCCC Secretariat
Monday, 2 August
The eleventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA 11) and the thirteenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 13) opened on Monday. AWG-KP 13 focused on Annex I emissions reductions, including an in-session workshop on the scale of reductions. AWG-LCA 11 discussed preparation of the outcome to be presented at COP 16, including the Chair’s revised text.
Andre Odenbreit Carvalho, Brazil, Peter Betts, EU, and other delegates consult with AWG-LCA Chair Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe
The Saudi Arabian delegation during the plenary
Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International, and Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International, apologize to Saudi Arabia, to Parties and to the Secretariat for the nameplate incident in June caused by three of their representatives.
Jeffrey Hobbs, Oxfam International, and Mohammed Al Sabban, Saudi Arabia
A view of the room during the AWG-KP Workshop on the scale of emission reductions to be achieved by Annex I Parties in aggregate and their contribution, individually or jointly to this scale
India discusses assessing the current level of pledges and the scale of emission reduction by Annex I Parties in aggregate
Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute
Climate Action Network press briefing: Nina Jamal, IndyACT, Manuel Oliva, Conservation International, and Lutz Morgenstern, Germanwatch