The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention(AWG-LCA), at its sixth session, had before it a negotiating text prepared by its Chair.
At that session,Parties provided general comments on the structure and content of the negotiating text, statedreservations and objections to elements of the text, and proposed additions and modifications. Theincorporation of this input resulted in the revised negotiating text.
The revised negotiating text was considered at the informal meeting of the AWG-LCA held inBonn, Germany, on 10–14 August 2009. Informal groups and sub-groups were set up to work ondifferent sections of the text with a view to modifying it in the direction of consolidation andconvergence. This document reflects the results of that work, as well as subsequent work undertaken bythe group facilitators. This document does not, however, replace the revised negotiating text, whichremains on the table.3.
Based on the exchanges among Parties during the August meeting, facilitators proposed howelements of the revised negotiating text could be reordered and consolidated in order to make the textmore manageable. In some cases examples were made available in the form of non-papers; in other casesthe proposed approach was presented to the groups in more general terms. At the end of the informalmeeting, an understanding was reached that the facilitators, on their own responsibility, would reorder and consolidate the respective parts of the revised negotiating text in preparation for the first part of theseventh session of the AWG-LCA.4.
Annexes I to VI to this document contain suggestions for reordering and consolidating elementsof the revised negotiating text, prepared by the facilitators during and after the informal meeting. Eachannex has independent paragraph numbering. Paragraphs can be traced back to the revised negotiatingtext and to their sources with the aid of the background tables contained in documentFCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.2/Add.1. These tables also contain information on the approach taken to thereordering and consolidation in each case.
Notes on the sources of the revised negotiating text can befound at the UNFCCC website.
Facilitators were in some cases requested to prepare further background material suggestingways to advance on revising the text during the first part of the seventh session of the AWG-LCA. Suchmaterial is contained in document FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.2/Add.2.6.
The annexes to this document also reproduce the proposals contained in the revised negotiatingtext on the structure of the text and on the placement of elements within the text, with the exception of those proposals that have been implemented as part of the suggested reordering or consolidation. Cross-cutting structural proposals are contained in annex VII to this document.7.
Additional input on the revised negotiating text received from Parties during or shortly after theinformal meeting in August is contained in document FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1/Add.1.
In some cases there are also additional tables containing analysis by the facilitators.
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