UNFCCC Releases Information Note on Pre-sessional Meetings and Workshop of AWG-KP 7 and AWG-LCA 5

Negotiations in 2009 leading to Copenhagen

12 February 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has prepared an information note on pre-sessional meetings and workshops of 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 session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 5) that will take place in Bonn, Germany (CAS/INF/FEB/09).

Through the note, the Secretariat informs parties, observer States and observer organizations of the following pre-sessional consultations in preparation for AWG-KP 7: in-depth consultation on emissions trading and project-based mechanisms; and in-depth consultation on land use, land-use change and forestry (26 March 2009).

The Secretariat also informs of the following pre-sessional briefings and workshops: presentation of document: Fulfillment of the Bali Action Plan and components of the agreed outcome, by the Chair of the AWG-LCA; presentation by the AWG-KP Chair of the notes that he was requested to prepare for the seventh session; and AWG-KP workshop on issues relating to the scale of emission reductions to be achieved by Annex I parties (27 March 2009). [The Information Note]