Natural Justice is in Bangkok, Thailand, this week to attend the first negotiations of 2011 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The meeting, held from April 3-8, comprises both the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperation Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and the 16th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP).
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. Daily coverage of the negotiations is provided by IISD-Reporting Services.