CCAP at Bonn

5.14.12 - 5.25.12

The UNFCCC hosted the 2012 Bonn Climate Change Conference from May 14 through May 25 in Bonn, Germany. The event included the 36th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the fifteenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), the seventeenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP).

CCAP actively participated through multiple workshops, presentations, and hosted an international policy luncheon. This interim UNFCCC session will formally start the preparation for negotiating a 2015 comprehensive climate agreement under the recently-termed Durban Platform. The talks in Bonn prepared the agendas for the next COP in Qatar in December 2012. Throughout the international negotiations, CCAP continues to invest in and promote real mitigation actions on the ground. In the end, it is these bottom-up actions that will generate and build trust between all nations working on a new climate agreement.

Friday, May 18, 2012 Workshop on the State of NAMAs

AWG-LCA workshop to further the understanding of the diversity of NAMAs by developing country Parties, underlying assumptions, and any support needed for implementation of these actions.

This workshop included presentations from the following NGOs and countries:

Saturday, May 19, 2012 Ecofys Side Event

Status of  the development, reporting and monitoring of internationally support NAMAs


Saturday, May 19, 2012 AWG-LCA Workshop on the New Market Based Mechanism

Opening remarks by the AWG-LCA chair: Aysar Ahmed Al Tayeb, the workshop chair: Clifford Mahlung and Robin Rix, UNFCCC secretariat.

Session #1Examples of conceptual designs that have been proposed for crediting and/or trading at scales ranging from the project level to multiple segments of the economy.


Session #2 Technical elements of the new market-based mechanism. Technical elements of the new market-based mechanism, including the identification of the scope of eligible activities and emissions thresholds, as well as national circumstances and their possible impact.


Session #3 Challenges associated with implementation. Means of implementation to guarantee environmental integrity, to ensure fair and equitable access for all Parties, and to ensure a net decrease and/or avoidance of greenhouse gases, and possible incentives for participation, including by private-sector entities.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Policy Dialogue Lunch

Co-hosted with the German Environment Ministry (BMU), CCAP will convene a meeting of senior negotiators from developed and developing countries to discuss how to move forward on securing financing for nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in developing countries. Emphasis will be placed on the uncertain near-term future for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the significant progress developing countries are making in the development of NAMAs. Led by Ned Helme, this dialogue seeks to advance a shared vision between countries and will provide insight to the members of CCAP’s MAIN program.

Download full summary of the policy dialogue lunch.

Contact: Michael Comstock