The Tenth Informal Meeting on
Further Actions against Climate Change
Tokyo, 1-2 March 2012
The Tenth Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change was held in Tokyo, Japan, 1st and 2nd March 2012. Government officials from 30 Parties of the UNFCCC, representative on behalf of COP17/CMP7 President Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under Convention (AWG-LCA), UNFCCC, UNDP, the World Bank and the GEF, as well as Mr. Abdulla Hamad A. Al-Attiyah, President of Administration Control and Transparency Authority of the State of Qatar as incoming COP/CMP President attended the Meeting.
The Meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador, Director General for Global Issues of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Mr. Andre Aranha Correa do Lago, Ambassador, Director General of the Department of Environment and Special Affairs of Ministry of External Relations of Brazil.
The meeting served as a good opportunity to kickoff this year’s discussion in the path to COP18/CMP8.
Participants exchanged open and frank views on issues related to the outcomes of COP17/CMP7, the expected outcomes of COP18/CMP8, appropriate process during 2012 up to and after 2020, as well as cooperation on climate change.
Participants agreed that the outcomes of COP17/CMP7 contributed to build confidence on multilateralism and to strengthen UNFCCC, including important results on the establishment of the Durban Platform, establishment of the second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol and various outcomes relating to the implementation of the Cancun Agreements such as the establishment of the Green Climate Fund.
Participants shared the view that the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) will play an important role for regime in the post 2020 period. They exchanged views on some aspects of the Durban Platform, including legal form of negotiation outcome and ways to raise level of ambition. They also recognized the importance to continue the work of AWG-LCA and AWG-KP steadily in order to conclude this work at COP18/CMP8, ensuring the entry into force the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.
Participants also exchanged views on a wide variety of cooperation on climate change including institutional arrangements and the need of seamless support for developing countries. They shared the importance to continue to discuss these issues in a creative, constructive and cooperative manner.
Participants noted that this Informal Meeting has provided a valuable opportunity to exchange views between relevant countries and institutions, which contribute to the international negotiations on climate change towards COP18/CMP8.
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