UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Scenario Note for Durban

14 November 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/13) for the fourth part of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group for Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14). In the note, the AWG-LCA Chair calls on parties to produce concise text in each of the informal groups that can form the basis of a comprehensive AWG-LCA decision.

The Chair envisages that the AWG-LCA outcome will consist of a single decision text containing multiple parts, and that longer more technical material will be included in annexes to the decision. An overview of the possible structure and substantive elements of the AWG-LCA outcome, based on the work undertaken thus far, is suggested in the annex to the scenario note. The fourth part of AWG-LCA 14 will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 29 November-9 December 2011, in conjunction with the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17). The AWG-LCA is to present the results of its work to the COP for consideration. [Publication: Scenario Note for Fourth Part of the Fourteenth Session]