UNFCCC Receives AWG-KP Submissions

19 July 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received  a number of submissions from parties that will be considered by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol at its 13th session (AWG- KP 13), which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 2-6 August 2010.

A submission has been received from Brazil (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/MISC.3) relating to views on topics to be covered and organizations/experts to be invited to the in-session workshop on the scale of emission reductions to be achieved by Annex I Parties in aggregate and the contribution of Annex I Parties, individually or jointly, to this scale.  Further submissions relating to the workshop (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/MISC.2) have also been received from: Bolivia, Brazil, China, Grenada, Indonesia, Japan, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain on behalf of the EU, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Submissions from Bolivia, Japan, and Sri Lanka (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/MISC.5) have also been received on their views on document (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/6/Add.1) (draft decision titled "Proposed amendments to the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 3, paragraph 9") for consideration by the AWG-KP 13, with a view to facilitating the updating of the document at least two weeks before AWG-KP 14.

The UNFCCC Secretariat has also received submissions  (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/MISC.4) from Japan and Spain, on behalf of the EU, on available new data and information on their expected use in the next commitment period of land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms, including expected carry-over of units from the first commitment period to the next commitment period, as well as related assumptions made when presenting their pledges for emission reduction targets. [The Submissions]