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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases AWG-KP8 Negotiating Texts

© UNFCCC15 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents prepared by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) to be discussed at its eighth session, scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 1-12 June 2009.

The documents will provide a basis for the AWG-KP to intensify negotiations on further emission reduction commitments for Annex I Parties.

The first document focuses on amendments to the Kyoto Protocol relating to emission reduction commitments of industrialized countries for the second commitment period of the Protocol (post-2012). The second covers other related issues, including emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms, and land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF). [Document on amendments to the Protocol] [Document on other related issues]