UNFCCC Releases Submissions on QELROs

14 May 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the submissions from Belarus, Iceland and Nauru on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), containing information on Annex I Parties' quantified emission limitation or reduction objectives (QELROs) for the second Kyoto Protocol commitment period (FCCC/KP/AWG/2012/MISC.1/Add.1).

These three submissions are in addition to the seven submissions contained in document FCCC/KP/AWG/2012/MISC.1.

The submissions were made in response to a request in Decision 1/CMP.7 by the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7) for Annex I Parties listed in annex 1 to the decision, to submit information on their QELROs for the Kyoto Protocol second commitment period.

The submissions will be considered by the 17th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), which will take place from 14-25 May 2012, in Bonn, Germany. [Publication: Submissions by Belaurs Iceland and AOSIS] [IISD RS Story on the First Seven Submissions]