AWG-KP 7 and AWG-LCA 5 Talks Kick Off in Bonn

30 March 2009: The seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 7) and the fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 5) opened on 29 March 2009, in Bonn, Germany, with a welcoming ceremony followed by the opening sessions of the two Working Groups.

AWG-LCA 5 is expected to concentrate on a note prepared by the AWG-LCA Chair to focus the negotiation process on the fulfillment of the Bali Action Plan and on the components of the agreed outcome (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/4, Parts I and II), while AWG-KP 7 will seek to adopt conclusions on the aggregate scale of emission reductions by Annex I parties beyond 2012, and reach conclusions on a draft amendment text related to further commitments. The talks will conclude on 8 April 2009.

[UN Press Release]

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