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ADP 2014 Climate talks - Day #1 recap

by Sbastien Duyck

11 minutes ago

ADP2014ClimatetalksDay#1recap
Less than 2 years before the Paris climate conference expected to deliver a new framework agreement for climate action, countries delegates converged once again in Bonn. They gather this week in the formal German parliament to launch this second phase of the UN climate talks towards a 2015 deal.

Pic of #ADP2014 opening plenary pic.twitter.com/5hY23tUbeh


UNFCCC @UN_CLIMATETALKS 21 HOURS AGO

Before even the session could begin, country delegates engaged in the first procedural arm-wrestling as if to assess each others resignation...

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dont miss @enbclimate updates from climate talks (here: discussing procedures for #ADP2014) iisd.ca/climate/adp/ad pic.twitter.com/Vc4hCTBh9J
SBASTIEN DUYCK @DUYCKS 9 HOURS AGO

climate-justice.info
@ClimateJustInfo

#ADP2014delayedinstarting...differencesbetweendvpngcountrieswhowant formalnegotiationsandChairswhowanttokeepcontrol?
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Today's procedural question related to whether the negotiations should take place in a "contact group" or continue as they have proceeded over the past years. Some negotiations emphasized why they wished to formalize the process...

Yeb Sao
@YebSano

@rtcc_edkingOneofthemostimportantvaluesofacontactgroupisitensures transparencyandPartydrivenness.
20 HOURS AGO

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[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

Contactgroupsornotcontactgroups?Seemslikeyouallhadaproductive morning#unfccc
19 HOURS AGO

When the ADP finally resumed its work, the main negotiating coalitions reiterated their traditional positions.

Yeb Sao
@YebSano

#ADP2014Mostimportantly,theprinciplesofequity&commonbut differentiatedresponsibilitymustremainthebedrockof2015agreement
@CANSouthAsia 20 HOURS AGO

CAN South Asia


@CANSouthAsia

"LossandDamageshouldbeapartofthe2015agreement,"Nauruforthe AllianceofSmallIslandStates#ADP2014#UNFCCC
20 HOURS AGO

Mattias Sderberg
@Mattias_S

EUstressneedtohavecomparable#climatecommitments.Iagree!IhopeEU alsostressneedtoincreasetheirownambition#ADP2014#eu2030
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climate-justice.info
@ClimateJustInfo

G77dvpngcountriesaredoingmorethandvpedinpre2020period.Callsfor developedtojoinandprovidefinanceandtech.#ADP2014
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Vositha Wijenayake
@Vositha

#EIGEffectivefinancialmechanismsshouldbedulyreflected,andbewith contributionsbyalldevelopedcountries.#ADP#Bonn
@CANSouthAsia 21 HOURS AGO

CAN South Asia


@CANSouthAsia

"The2015agremenetshouldbebasedonCBDRofallcountriesandthe promotionofsustainabledevelopment,"India#ADP2014#UNFCCC
20 HOURS AGO

Focus on adaptation for the first thematic negotiating session...


In relation to the element of the Paris 2015 climate agreement, the negotiations started with a session fully dedicated to adaptation.

Nauru #AOSIS: we need adapation due to of lack of mitigation; and loss & damage due to lack of adaptation #ADP2014 pic.twitter.com/poD0pyNLkm
JOS COZIJNSEN @TIMBALES

@Adaptedplanet 17 HOURS AGO

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Snke Kreft
@soekreft

#ADP2014;proposalofAfricanGroupisgettingtractionmorecountriesasking forglobaladaptationgoalin2015agreement!Onlyhow?
17 HOURS AGO

But while more developing countries support this proposal, developed countries either reserved their judgement while demanding more clarity or rejected the idea.

[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

firstdevelopedcountryinterventionon#adaptationin#ADP2014...#EU.wants tounderstand#Sudan/#Africagroupadaptationgoal.metoo
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[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

"adaptationdoesn'tlenditselftolegallybindingoutcome"#NewZeland #ADP2014
15 HOURS AGO

The afternoon also allowed for delegates to practice the art of analogies...

[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

1)#ADP2014#UAEpushbackonideathatadaptationisuniquelydifferentfrom mitigation.giveyetanothergoodanalogy...
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[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

2)#ADP2014we'rerowingupariver:weneed2oars,preferablyofsamelength, orwe'llgetnowhere.#adaptation#mitigation
14 HOURS AGO

...while experts discuss how to boost mitigation through renewable energy and energy efficiency.
In parallel to the negotiations related to the 2015 agreement, the discussions related to short-term ambition (pre-2020 mitigation) also resumed with a technical expert meeting on the main theme addressed this week: RE & EE.

UNFCCC
@UN_ClimateTalks

@CFigueres:Gvtslookingatpre2020ambtionfromverypracticalpointofview, howtousepotentialof#renewables&EE#ADP2014
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UNFCCC
@UN_ClimateTalks

RungeMetzger:"#ADP2014technicalexpertmeetingson#renewables&energy efficiencyarestartofprocesstocontinuethroughouttheyear"
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read @CANIntl ECO newsletter for an introduction to expectations on #ADP2014 #climate talks climatenetwork.org/sites/default/ pic.twitter.com/q8mFNEkocx
ADOPT A NEGOTIATOR @ADOPTNEGOTIATOR 10 HOURS AGO

IRENA delivered the key presentation of the day highlighting opportunities and suggesting a favorable context for the further deployment of renewables.

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.@IRENA_org at #ADP2014 "About half of all new electricity generation capacity world-wide is based on #renewables" pic.twitter.com/UlDFA5Q4jQ
UNFCCC @UN_CLIMATETALKS

@RomaniaRising 15 HOURS AGO

A presentation followed by those of several countries highlighting their own domestic good practices.

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At #ADP2014 meeting, Chinese delegate shows interesting graph on how emissions have been reduced through #renewables pic.twitter.com/4pKPf9ivbp
UNFCCC @UN_CLIMATETALKS 15 HOURS AGO

The panelists highlighted both the mitigation potential of the deployment of RE as well as the economic & social co-benefits, an argument that resonated with some of the participants to the meeting.

anabella rosemberg
@anabella_tu

Ambitiousscenarioofrenewablesdevelopmentby2030wouldcreate3.5million jobsperyear#IRENAin#ADP2014Weneedthose#greenjobs!
15 HOURS AGO

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Good practice of #genderbalance at today's technical workshop on renewable energy #ADP2014 #UNFCCC @UN_ClimateTalks pic.twitter.com/lJeFnZrbP3
BRIDGET K BURNS @BRIDIEKATIE 14 HOURS AGO

But the US representative's presentation raised concerns among many governments and stakeholders as he sifted from the theme of RE to its own concept of "clean energy" thus promoting the benefits of natural gas at the meeting.

climate-justice.info
@ClimateJustInfo

USGovtryingtocallanything"clean"energy.Saysit'snotjustrenewables. Doesn'tsaywhatitis.#ADP2014Fracking?
15 HOURS AGO

Many resources will continue to be made available other the coming days to better understand this session...
The iisd reporting team is already at work on its daily reports...

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IISDRS
@enbclimate

Photos&highlightsfromthefirstdayof#ADP2014inBonnnowavailable: iisd.ca/climate/adp/ad#UNFCCC@UN_ClimateTalks
11 HOURS AGO

...while Climate Action Network's ECO newsletter will continue to highlight every morning the expectations of NGOs for the day.

CAN-International
@CANIntl

@UN_ClimateTalksthisweekwilldiscussthe2015climateactionplan.Stayup todatewithourdailyECOnewsletter.climatenetwork.org/newsletter/eco
A DAY AGO

In addition, academics continue to provide theoretical input to the process...

Thomas Hale
@thomasnhale

China#ADP2014paper:sub/nonstateactionscountfordevelopingworld's NAMAs,notfordevelopedcountries'targetsunfccc.int/files/bodies/a
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To wrap-up, here are my two key take aways of this first day...

Sbastien Duyck
@duycks

summingup#ADP2014day1|BEST:adaptationgoalgainingground.WORSE: USpushingforfossilfuelsunder"clean#energy"concept
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