Upcoming UNFCCC Bangkok session

An additional session of the international climate change negotiations are due to begin next week in Bangkok, Thailand, and will run from 30 August to 5 September. –

Date23 August 2012

The meetings will include three bodies established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action Under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP).

The aim of the meetings is to provide the ad hoc working groups with an opportunity to continue the work undertaken in the last UNFCCC meetings held in Bonn, Germany in May, and to prepare for the upcoming COP 18 session in Doha, Qatar in November and December this year.

This session will be preceded by preparatory meetings of the Group of 77 and China, the African States, the small island developing States (SIDS), and the least developed countries (LDCs). Also due to take place in Bangkok in the period leading up to the session is an expert meeting to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events, from 27 to 29 August.

The issues to be considered include the nature of the approaches and tools that may be used to address the risk of loss and damage, the resources required for these, the lessons that can be learned from existing efforts, and how risk management approaches can be adapted to national contexts.

Climate Analytics experts will be attending the pre-sessionals and formal session in Bangkok as part of the work on the SURVIVE project supporting SIDS and LDC climate negotiators.

Information on the outcomes of the session will be published here following the event.