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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Information Note on Potential Consequences of Implementing Tools, Policies, Measures and Methodologies

16 March 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an information note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/INF. 3) to facilitate deliberations on potential environmental, economic and social consequences, including spillover effects, of implementing tools, policies, measures and methodologies available to Annex I parties, taking into account the submissions and views received.

The note contains a description of a possible approach to group actions (e.g. policies, tools and measures) that may lead to either positive or negative consequences, as well as a detailed description of the various tools, policies and measures, and their associated consequences. The note also includes information on possible ways, including those proposed by parties and relevant organizations, to take action on negative potential consequences. The note further mentions possible role players outside the UNFCCC process that could undertake activities to deal with potential consequences and highlights ongoing work of UNFCCC bodies related to potential consequences as well as challenges and opportunities to facilitate action on potential consequences. [The Document]