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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Two AWG-LCA Documents on the Fulfilment of the Bali Action Plan

17 March 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents on the Fulfilment of the Bali Action Plan and components of the agreed outcome (FCCC/AWGLCA /2009/ 4 (Part I and II)) prepared by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) in response to a request from the AWG-LCA at its fourth session. The documents are aimed at focusing the negotiating process on the fulfilment of decision 1/CP.13 (the Bali Action Plan) and on the components of the agreed outcome to be adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its 15th session, by describing areas of convergence in the ideas and proposals of parties, exploring options for dealing with areas of divergence, and identifying gaps that might need to be filled by building upon the ideas and proposals of parties.

Part I contains an explanatory introduction and an overview, including suggestions for focusing the negotiations at the fifth session of the AWG-LCA. Part II covers in some detail the state of consideration by the AWG-LCA of parties' ideas and proposals on all the elements of the Bali Action Plan, structured in a manner that reflects the current organization of work of the group. [Part I] [Part II]