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Countries have participated in pre-sessional workshops on: quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets by developed countries; developing country NAMAs; and a technology mechanism.

5 April 2011: The first part of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14) and the 16th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 16) have opened in Bangkok, Thailand.

The second part of these sessions will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 June 2011. AWG-LCA 14 will address: the global goal; the Adaptation Committee; monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) for developed countries; MRV for developing countries; a registry; financing for actions in the forestry sector; a Standing Committee on long-term finance; new market-based mechanisms; the Technology Mechanism; capacity building; review; economies in transition; and legal options. AWG-KP 16 will focus on Annex I emission reduction commitments for a second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol.

Three presessional workshops also have taken place from 3-5 April, including a workshop on assumptions and conditions related to the attainment of quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets by developed country parties, which discussed presentations and submissions by parties. Additional workshops will address nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) submitted by developing country parties, underlying assumptions, and any support needed for implementation of these actions, and presentations and submissions from parties on a Technology Mechanism, focusing on means of operationalizing the institutions of the Technology Mechanism, including the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). [IISD RS Coverage]

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