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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes AWG-LCA Scenario Note for Barcelona

© UNFCCC26 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/13) on the resumed seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG- LCA 7), which will be held in conjunction with the second part of the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9), from 2-6 November 2009, in Barcelona, Spain.

The document outlines the initial ideas of the Chair of the AWG-LCA on the objectives and organization of work. The notes calls on parties to build on progress achieved on the different topics by negotiating specific agreed texts and by pulling the threads of their negotiations together in a manner that allows the agreed outcome envisaged in the Bali Action Plan to take shape, momentum to be generated and bottlenecks to be cleared. Parties are encouraged to concentrate their initial negotiations in Barcelona on some critical issues addressed in the current non-papers that are central to the task of the AWG-LCA and to consider whether certain detailed material now incorporated in the non papers could be dealt with separately for example in annexes or in complementary decisions of the Conference of the Parties. The scenario note includes suggestions to concentrate and accelerate discussions in Barcelona and an indicative list of possible areas of initial concentration in the work of the AWG-LCA in Barcelona is proposed. [AWG-LCA scenario note]