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The AWG-LCA closing plenary convened at around 7 pm on Friday evening.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres reported that adequate financial pledges had been put forward to organize an intersessional meeting during the last week of September and first week of October at a venue to be confirmed next week. Parties agreed that the AWG-LCA suspend its 14th session and continue working in the autumn based on the agenda agreed in Bangkok and the groups launched in Bonn. They also agreed that work done by facilitators of the various informal negotiating groups will be taken forward by making the facilitators' notes available online. Party submissions made at the Bonn session will be included in a miscellaneous document unless parties indicate to the Secretariat that they wish to represent particular submissions as conference room papers. The resumed second session of AWG-LCA 14 was suspended at 9:01 pm.
A view of the room during the AWG-LCA closing plenary
In the afternoon, the AWG-KP plenary convened. AWG-KP Chair Adrian Macey (New Zealand) introduced his revised proposal to facilitate negotiations (FCCC/KP/AWG/2011/CRP.1), identifying: "modest progress" on streamlining the text on Protocol amendments and numbers; "considerable progess" in the text on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); and "little change" in the text on the flexibility mechanisms. He also identified progress on methodological issues, while saying the text on potential consequences has not changed. Noting discussions on unresolved political issues, AWG-KP Chair Macey said the Bonn meeting has provided parties with a better understanding of the issues and provided a solid ground for the discussions to contninue. Parties agreed to suspend AWG-KP 16 and resume it at an additional session in September-October. The resumed 16th session of the AWG-KP was suspended at 5:22 pm.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat
A view of the dais during the closing AWG-LCA plenary (l-r): Halldór Thorgeirsson, Secretariat, Olga Pilifosova, Secretariat, AWG-LCA Chair Dan Reifsnyder, Daniel Klein, Secretariat, and AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe
AWG-LCA Chair Dan Reifsnyder
Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil, Egypt (right), intervening in the AWG-LCA
Delegates from Madagascar during the plenary
A view of the dais during the afternoon AWG-LCA contact group
Olga Pilifosova, Secretariat, Halldór Thorgeirsson, Secretariat, and AWG-LCA Chair Dan Reifsnyder
Bernaditas Muller, the Philippines
India and Switzerland during the AWG-LCA
China intervenes in the AWG-LCA closing plenary
A youth representative intervening in the closing AWG-LCA plenary
Olga Pilifosova, Secretariat, Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation, and AWG-LCA Chair Dan Reifsnyder
A view of the dais during the closing AWG-KP plenary with AWG-KP Chair Adrian Macey (center)
Thailand during the AWG-KP closing plenary
José Domingos González Miguez, Brazil
SBI Chair Robert Owen-Jones consults with members of the Secretariat
Members of the Secretariat with SBI Chair Robert Owen-Jones
Delegates consulting on the conclusions on loss and damage
Preety Bhandari, Secretariat, consulting with the Indian delegation
Friends of the Earth press briefing (l-r): Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute, Susanne Hammel, Young Friends of the Earth, Michelle Maynard, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth, and Kate Horner, Friends of the Earth
Jonathan Pershing, US, during a press briefing
Jonathan Pershing, US, with Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute, and Kate Horner, Friends of the Earth
Growing expectations: A baobab tree, also known as the tree of life,
on which delegates and observers placed their expectations and wishes for Durban.
Young Friends of the Earth Europe: Young people cheer Europe's 40% domestic carbon emission reduction target