UNFCCC Releases ADP April Agenda

UNFCCC7 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional agenda for the next meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 29 April-3 May 2013 .

The provisional agenda also contains annotations, including on the required action under each agenda item. The ADP will be invited to advance discussions on matters related to paragraphs 2-6 (2015 agreement), on the basis of, inter alia, the submissions of parties and organizations presented by 1 March 2013 on views and proposals on matters related to the ADP work, including mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology development and transfer. The submissions address aspects that include: the application of the Convention principles; the experiences and lessons learned from other processes under the Convention; the scope, structure and design of the 2015 agreement; and ways of defining and reflecting enhanced action.

On matters related to paragraphs 7 and 8 (mitigation ambition), the ADP will be invited to initiate discussions to identify and explore options for a range of actions that can close the pre-2020 ambition gap, with a view to identifying further activities for its plan of work in 2014. [ADP Provisional Agenda]