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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Workshop Report on Issues Relating to the Scale of Emission Reductions to be Achieved by Annex I Parties

30 March 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report by Harald

Dovland, Chair of the Workshop on issues relating to the scale of emission reductions to be achieved by Annex I Parties (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/CRP.1), which was held in Bonn, Germany, on 27 Match 2009.

Workshop participants had an opportunity to share their views on: approaches to identify the scale of emission reductions to be achieved by Annex I Parties in aggregate, as well as individual or joint contributions to this scale; and implications of issues such as the duration of the commitment period(s), how quantified emission limitation and reduction objectives could be expressed including the base year, and mitigation potential. In addition, leading international experts shared the results of recent studies on these matters and the European Community, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Belarus, Iceland and the Alliance of Small Island States made presentations. Question and answer sessions were held after the presentations. [The report]