UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP Documentation to Facilitate Negotiations Among Parties

UNFCCC16 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/10/Rev.3) by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) on documentation to facilitate negotiations among parties during AWG-KP 10, which will be held from 7-15 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The documentation has been prepared by the AWG-KP Chair under his own responsibility, building on the work of the AWG-KP 8 held in Bonn, Germany, from 1-12 June 2009, discussions at its informal meeting held in Bonn from 10-14 August 2009, further work carried out during the first part of AWG-KP 9 held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 28 September- 9 October 2009, and during the resumed session in Barcelona, Spain, from 2-6 November 2009.

The documentation has been compiled in four addenda: addendum 1 contains proposed amendments to the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 3, paragraph 9; addendum 2 contains other proposed amendments to the Kyoto Protocol; addendum 3 contains a compilation of proposals for elements of draft decisions on other issues identified in paragraph 49 (c) of document FCCC/KP/AWG/2008/8; and addendum 4 contains a compilation of proposals by parties for aggregate and individual figures for Annex I Parties. Addenda 1 and 3 have been revised since the resumed session in Barcelona. [The Document]