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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Reordered and/or Consolidated Sections of Revised Negotiating Text

© UNFCCC15 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the reordered and/or consolidated sections of the revised negotiating text (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1) prepared by facilitators during and after the informal meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) held in Bonn, Germany, from 10-14 August 2009.

The revised negotiating text (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1) was considered at the informal meeting of the AWG-LCA held in August 2009. Informal groups and sub-groups were set up to work on different sections of the text with a view to modifying it in the direction of consolidation and convergence. This document reflects the results of that work, as well as subsequent work undertaken by the group facilitators. This document will be considered during AWG-LCA 7, which will take place from 28 September-9 October 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, but does not replace the revised negotiating text, which remains on the table.

The UNFCCC Secretariat has also published the AWG- LCA scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA /2009/12) in preparation for the first part of AWG-LCA 7, which will convene in conjunction with the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP). In the note, the Chair calls on all parties to come to the seventh session determined to engage in ‘full negotiating mode' and to consider whether the time has come for them to deepen their engagement by complementing their exchanges in contact groups with negotiations in informal settings that do not include observers. Under the organization of work, the note highlights that the process will include plenary sessions and six contact groups on shared vision, adaptation, mitigation, technology development and transfer, financing and capacity building. The Chair proposes that the group on mitigation divide the bulk of its work into sub-groups covering the specific subject matter of subparagraphs 1 (b) (i–vi) of the Bali Action Plan (decision 1/CP.13). The overall coherence of the negotiations on mitigation, as well as proposals by parties that apply to mitigation as a whole, will be considered in the contact group on mitigation. [Reordered, negotiating Text][AWG-LCA Scenario note]