CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS BONN MAY 2012 NGO NEWSLETTERISSUE NO 7 PAGE 1 FREE OF CHARGE
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ECO has been published by Non-Governmental Environmental Groups at major international conferences since the Stockholm Environment Conference in 1972. ECO is produced co-operatively by the Climate Action Network at the UNFCCC meetings in Bonn, May 2012.ECO email: email@example.com - ECO website: http://climatenetwork.org/eco-newsletters - Editorial/Production: Kyle Gracey
After a tumultuous week, ECOis concerned that some Partiesmight be in danger of losing sightof the forest amongst the trees.ECO would like to remind partiesthat in Durban they setthemselves a tall order toundertake a LOT of work thisyear – now is the time to stopthe shenanigans, roll your
sleeves up and get on with it.
ECO should not need to remindParties how urgent it is toincrease mitigation ambition! Weneed to make great progress thisyear in the KP and LCA, and in
As the KP rumbles on withouturgency, Parties have not yet gotto discuss how they will reducethe AAU loophole, nor thetechnical details of the QELROs.CP2 Parties and the ditherersneed to up their game, so thattheir pollution reductions andtargets contribute significantlyand fairly towards closing the
Rapid progress in the LCA isneeded on 1(b)(i), which lags far behind the KP in developing theQELROs promised in the Bali Action Plan. Countries that have jumped ship from the KyotoProtocol need to show that their pledges are capable of beingcompared through common
accounting and MRV systems.
ECO is disappointed with thesilence from the 1(b)(ii) countiesthat have not yet brought forwardpledges. We look for all countriesto table NAMAs, both those thatcan do so unilaterally and those
that need support.
The workplan to increaseambition must go on until theambition gap has been closed. Agreement to have an agendaitem and progress on
theworkplan on increasing shortterm ambition in the ADP is anon-negotiable and essentialelement of the regime
. The ADP has a dual role onmitigation: to negotiate a fair,ambitious and binding deal by2015 and to increase ambitionin the short term by all Parties.This is a crucial space wheresome of the elements of thegigatonne gap-closing agenda
can be addressed.
ECO fancies the work pro-gramme on long term finance asa constructive way to mobilizeUS$100 billion a year, but is keptawake at night worrying that, if not clearly connected to the LCAnegotiations, it could come tonought. ECO does not want theco-chairs’ report to the COP18to sit on yet another dusty shelf.ECO needs this report to
spur decisions on new andadditional sources of publicfinance to address urgentadaptation and mitigation needs.ECO is still not sure why some
parties would choose to block
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ECO is gravely concernedthat the Emissions Gapcontinues to grow, and thatthere is insufficient politicalwill to close it as urgently as
ECOinsiststhatwemusthavegreater action from developedcountries under the KyotoProtocol and LCA, and isconcernedthatsomecountriesappear to be running away
ECO maintains that a workplan on pre-2020 ambition isalso vital under the ADP, anda key element of the Durbanpackage. This work planshouldleadtourgent,specific,concrete decisions that workto close the Emissions Gapat COP18 and each
ECO understands that this ADP work plan on scaling-uppre-2020 ambition will beimplemented under theexisting legal regime of theFramework Convention andits Kyoto Protocol, and other
This ADP work plan shouldensure enhanced mitigationcommitments by developedcountries and actions bydeveloping countries, com-parability of effort amongdeveloped countries, andmeans of implementation for developing countries, asexpressed in the Bali Action
Jugendbündnis Zukunftsenergie - Youth Alliance for Future Energy,and other YOUNGO members held a wedding to "marry" political action to what science indicates is necessary to limit severe climate impacts, united by their love of a FAB deal in the UNFCCC.