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Bonn climate change conference: Highlights for 16 May 2012
May 17, 2012
IISD Reporting Services
In the morning and afternoon, a number of contact groups and informal consultations took place under the AWG-KP, SBI and SBSTA. Under the AWG-LCA, an in-session workshop on equitable access to sustainable development was held.
In the afternoon contact group, Co-Chair Peter Iversen (Denmark) underscored that Decision 2/CMP.7 (LULUCF) requires the SBSTA to address: more comprehensive accounting; possible additional LULUCF activities under the CDM; alternative approaches to addressing the risk of non-permanence under the CDM; and modalities and procedures for applying the concept of additionality.
Parties agreed to prioritize work and submit text, including on the first three areas of work with a focus on technical aspects and experiences.
Brazil drew attention to non-permanence under the CDM, in particular to issues such as liability for reversibility, consideration of buffers and insurance and its implications. Belarus elaborated on time necessary to consider that “permanence” is achieved. The EU suggested parties also consider how the issue of addressing non-permanence would work, inter alia, between different commitment periods.
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Keywords: Asia, AWG-LCA, Bonn Climate Change, CDM, forest CDM, LULUCF, meeting, policies, SBI, SBSTA