Climate negotiations have begun in Bonn

This morning, the first round of climate change negotiations following on from the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference opened at the Hotel Maritim in Bonn, Germany.

In the morning session, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (AWG-LCA) opened its ninth session, adopting the agenda and organization of work (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/1 and 2). The AWG-LCA then began negotiations on the organization and methods of work in 2010. Their job is to set up a schedule of talks from now to the 16th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This conference will be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference did not achieve a binding agreement for long-term action.

‘If they are serious, they have to put together a work plan that will deliver,” said Kaisa Kosonen, a climate policy adviser for Greenpeace. “It’s not the number of meetings [that matter], but the mandate of those meetings, what they are trying to achieve [with them].’

– Martin Groarke, London

Source: Arthur Max, ‘Climate talks could pick up from failed summit‘, Associated Press, 9 April 2010.

Additional Resources: Bonn Climate Change Talks – April 2010, ISSD Reporting Service