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Bonn Climate Talks - Day 2 - back to the roots.

by Sbastien Duyck

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BonnClimateTalksDay2backtotheroots.
On the second day of the Bonn climate talks, negotiators went back to the basics of UN climate diplomacy: procedural complaints, personal interpretation of "common but differentiated responsibility" and dishonest presentations...

Workshop on domestic preparation of national "contributions" to the 2015 deal...

Negotiators filing in for workshop on how countries are preparing for their nationally determined contributions. pic.twitter.com/Pm8lBwJT8Y
SOPHIE YEO @RTCC_SOPHIE 12 HOURS AGO

The format of the workshop enables selected countries to present their domestic experience during a presentation followed by a Q&A session. It is thus rather an informative than a political session. Usually...

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Sophie Yeo
@rtcc_sophie

EUupfirst,outliningits2030package."comesaspartoflongtermplanningto getto8095%reductionby2050"#ADP2014
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The EU presented its ongoing internal process to define its 2030 target, process currently subject to pressures to both increase or reduce the level of ambition of this package...

ClimateWarsaw
@ClimateWarsaw

InterestingtolistentotheEUpresentationat#ADP2014,whilereportedly there'savetobrewinginWarsaw.
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CAN EUROPE
@CANEurope

Negotiatorsmeetingtotalk#climateat#ADP2014.Nextweek#EUleadersmeet totalk#EU2030.Askthemtoact:caneurope.org/actnow
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China on the other hand dedicated much of its presentation to highlight what it expects others to include in their national contributions...

climate-justice.info
@ClimateJustInfo

Chinasaysthatmeansdvpdcountriesshouldhavecommitmentsanddvpng countrycontributionsareactions.VeryBali.Much2007.#ADP2014
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climate-justice.info
@ClimateJustInfo

Chinasaysfocusingononlymitigationforcontributionsmeansthe#unfccc wouldnotbesuccessfulataddressing#climatechange#ADP2014
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packed room for presentations on national preparation of national contributions to 2015 climate deal.pict @enbclimate pic.twitter.com/XxFiw6alee
ADOPT A NEGOTIATOR @ADOPTNEGOTIATOR 16 MINUTES AGO

But a few presentations did highlight the leadership of some developing countries working to embrace the transition to low carbon development.

Mattias Sderberg
@Mattias_S

CostaRicapresenttheirworktoreduceemissions.92%#renewablesshouldbe inspirationformanydevelopedcountries!#ADP2014
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After these few presentations, the following Q&A enabled countries to nail others rather undiplomatically for their lack of mitigation ambition...

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climate-justice.info
@ClimateJustInfo

ChinasaysEU203040%#climatetargetbytheEUis"tenyearstoolate" accordingtoscienceanddevelopingcountries.#ADP2014#UNFCCC
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Sophie Yeo
@rtcc_sophie

SaudiArabiacomesundercriticismfromEUforputtingadaptationaheadof mitigationinitsplanstotackleclimatechange.#ADP2014
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... or to lecture others about what to proposals could undermine the final agreement (presumably speaking on personal expertise with such proposal).

#ADP Let's draft Agreement so that it's applicable to all; allow differences amongst nations; the South is not 1 lump pic.twitter.com/pJWupyyVl3
JOS COZIJNSEN @TIMBALES

@izwaan 9 HOURS AGO

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Bridget K Burns
@bridiekatie

#US"litmustestforbadclimatepolicyiscountriesdoinglessthantheyare capableof"didyoureallyjustsaythat?#UNFCCC#ADP2014
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Into the politics of the future deal...


The workshop was followed by consultations on the same issue, during which countries (were expected to) attempt to bridge their differences related to the nature of these national contributions to the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Mattias Sderberg
@Mattias_S

Theformatfor#climatepledgesmayseemliketechnicalissue.Butinfactitisa matterofgreatimportance!#ADP2014#UNFCCC
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[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

#NorwayonNDCs:"Ourhomeworkfrom#COP19wastoprepareourNDCsbut wearen'tonsamepageaboutwhattheassignmentwas."Fail#ADP2014
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Nathan Thanki
@n_thanki

#Switzerland:NDCsareaconceptthatwasagreedinahuddleandnobody,even thoseinvolvedinhuddle,understand#ADP2014
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A particularly contentious point remain the need to understand how these individual contributions will sumup to deliver the emissions cut required to prevent dangerous climate impacts.

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Nathan Thanki
@n_thanki

#Australia:wantallpartiestomakespecificNDCthatworkstowardsthe2 degreegoal...BUT#ADP2014
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Nathan Thanki
@n_thanki

...#AustraliawantseachcountrytosettheirowncontributionbecauseTHATS OBVIOUSLYHOWYOUMEETANGLOBALGOAL/LIMIT#ADP2014
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[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

#Bangladesh:whathappensifthesumofalltheNDCsdoesn'tkeepusunder2 degrees?Whatthen?#ADP2014
@bridiekatie 7 HOURS AGO

Also, negotiators disagreed with regards to the scope of - and conditions associated to - these contributions...

Uthra Radhakrishnan
@Rad_uthra

China:Needtorethinkfocuson'contributions';seemsbiasedtomitigation.lets focusonallelementshere.#ADP2014
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[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

#Switzerland:NDCsmustbemadeunconditionally(i.e.contratheprinciples andprovisionsoftheconvention)#ADP2014
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These consultations were followed by a discussion on Means of Implementation (aka. support for developing countries actions).
Means Of Implementations contains the following three themes:

IISDRS
@IISDRS

OpenendedconsultationsonItem3addressfinance,technologyandcapacity building@#UNFCCC#ADP2014.#Paris2015
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Nathan Thanki
@n_thanki

#China:alldevelopingcountrycoreconcernisMOIyetwehave1.5hoursonly todiscussit#ADP2014
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This subject unavoidably led to a discussion of historical responsibility.

[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

Onhistoricalresponsibility:ifabathwas99%filledbyme,andyouadd2%to survive,overflowingit,whosefaultisit?#ADP2014
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... as well as to different understanding regarding the conditionality of developing countries actions.

Uthra Radhakrishnan
@Rad_uthra

Ditastalkingbusiness:We'lldoitifwereceivetechnologyANDfinance.ButNO enhancedimplementationw/othisclarity!#ADP2014
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Nathan Thanki
@n_thanki

#Indiaiswillingtogivequitealotofclarity&detailforMRVofclimatefinance, wantsfinance2remainaNorthernobligation#ADP2014
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Developing countries express frustrations at the lack of progress on both financial and technological transfers.

[Earth]
@earthinbrackets

Philippines:Theobligationin#UNFCCCREtechnologyisnottosellittous,it istoTRANSFERittous#ADP2014
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Nathan Thanki
@n_thanki

#SouthAfricawantstobeinformedofhowthefinancegaphasbeenconsidered intheNDCs#ADP2014
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In the meantime, the Technical Expert Meeting on renewable energy continued to highlight mitigation opportunities.
Selected countries provided information about their domestic policies to increase the deployment of renewable energies.

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#Brazil currently introducing its domestic #energy policy at #ADP2014. next session: finance & tech support... pic.twitter.com/gsq4DIf8NC
SBASTIEN DUYCK @DUYCKS 8 HOURS AGO

Pascoe Sabido
@pascoesabido

#Chiledoubledits#renewablestargetafteritmetitshamethe#EUcan'ttake suchmeasures.#ADP2014#EU2030
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Germany sharing its #Energiewende experience at #ADP2014 meeting on renewables. watch live: unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/adp2 pic.twitter.com/kIoDuLaT86
SBASTIEN DUYCK @DUYCKS 7 HOURS AGO

Pascoe Sabido
@pascoesabido

coal,windandsolarthesamepriceinGermanyifbuildfromscratch...shows how#FITscanbringdown#REcosts.#Energiewende#ADP2014
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At #ADP2014 in Bonn, German delegation shows the amount of greenhouse gas emissions already avoided by #renewables pic.twitter.com/XKvbOzxahD
UNFCCC @UN_CLIMATETALKS 7 HOURS AGO

Non-state actors presented their own perspectives: showcasing actions by local governments and detailing proposals to accelerate the deployment of renewables.

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Mentioned by @ICLEI at #ADP2014 - World's largest global database of local #climateaction: bit.ly/1i9skJz pic.twitter.com/io58lyVvG0
UNFCCC @UN_CLIMATETALKS 5 HOURS AGO

Bridget K Burns
@bridiekatie

Needtotalkaboutaglobalfeedintariff,decentralized,locallyowned #PeoplePower#ADP2014#UNFCCC
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Pascoe Sabido
@pascoesabido

Civilsocietyproposesasystemofgloballyfundedfeedintariffsfor #renewableenergy#ADP2014in#UNFCCCworkshopclimatejustice.info/wp content/upl


@bridiekatie 5 HOURS AGO

In the background of these substantial issues, procedural matters also remained a point of disagreement...

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ReutersPointCarbon
@PointCarbonNews

#UNFCCC#climatetalksopenshakily,somequestionhow#ADP2014meeting beingrun(genuineworryormereblocking?)uk.reuters.com/article/2014/0
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today wasnt an easy day for #ADP2014 co-chairs, as procedural criticisms have reemerged in Bonn. img via @ensclimate pic.twitter.com/MVC1ZZHMRk
ADOPT A NEGOTIATOR @ADOPTNEGOTIATOR 20 MINUTES AGO

The key procedural question relates to whether the co-chairs will continue to drive the process and organize "brainstorming" sessions or whether the negotiations will enter into a full negotiating mode with a (long) text on the table...

Yeb Sao
@YebSano

#ADP2014@UN_ClimateTalksWemuststartnegotiationsonthetext.Nomore delays.
@ClimateJustInfo 9 HOURS AGO

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climate-justice.info
@ClimateJustInfo

Atthe#ADP2014manydevelopingcountriescalledfora'contactgroup'.Read allaboutitintheTWNupdate:twnside.org.sg/title2/climate
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The expectation is now that a solution to this issue might be presented on Wednesday morning, short of which procedural fireworks are likely to animate the current working sessions...

This second day certainly highlighted both the amount of divergence between countries as well as the bad faith of many delegations regarding their own actions...

summarizing day 2 of the #ADP2014 in one quote... pic.twitter.com/WyQ0Hs0BLq


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