Realtime updates on the final COP/CMP session in Poznan, Poland. The updates are being provided by Climatico analysts in the COP-14. Click here to refresh the page. [Note: all times are GMT+1]
02.51: COP-14 is now over! Conclusions and final decisions will be posted on the Poznan COP-14 page over the next 12 hours.
02.41: China is asking questions about when the elections of members to the CMP took place this evening.
02.39: Some of the problems with improving funding for the Adaptation Fund stemmed from concerns among developed countries about how the funds will be distributed among developing countries. It is reported that there were division within the EU over this issue. Other problems were over the actual generation of funding through the CDM levy–a proposal that has been cautioned by developed countries as risking the health of the CDM market.
02.37: COP-16 will be held in the Caribbean or Latin American region with COP-17 being hosted by South Africa.
02.37: Delegates are now thanking Poland and the city of Poznan for hosting COP-14.
02.34: CMP has now resumed with completed elections.
02:08: The meeting has been suspended for 15 minutes while elections take place for CMP.
01.59: The room is gradually filling up again, although there is lack of NGOs at present.
01.52: India is now speaking. Suggesting that this COP is one of the saddest they have attended for fourteen year because of the lack of additional funding for adaptation, despite operationalisation of the process. India is arguing that the 2% levy is not adequate, and simply allows the ‘market to benefit from an unfolding human tragedy’.
01.46: France is now defending some of the Kyoto review processes, which they have themselves been involved in. Highlighting the difficulty in negotiations. France is also disappointed that additional finance has not been agreed upon.
01.45: Brazil is also now joining this discussion. They are talking about the level of adaptation funding as ‘extremely disappointing’, which is a ‘negative signal’.
01.44: Costa Rica talks of a ‘silent and painful adaptation’ during the Kyoto commitment period because of the lack of adaptation finance.
01.41: These three country statements have attracted applause in the hall.
01.38: South Africa is now suggesting that the adaptation fund–even though now passed for operationalisation in 2009–is not going to be adequately funded because the review of the Kyoto Protocol (required under its Article 9) has not done anything to increase the contribution to the fund through the levy on CDM (currently at 2%).
01.34: Columbia is talking about how it is very upset that the second review of the Kyoto Protocol does not do anything to incorporate the difficulties being faced by LDCs in the current commitment period. Belarus is reaffirming this sentiment, saying it is disappointed by the lack of consideration of developing country needs for adaptation now.
01.33: The COP/CMP closing meeting has now been running for three hours.
01.28: The Chair has now confirmed that the second review of the Kyoto Protocol is complete
01.27: China is now banging on the table, asking for clarification of if the second review of the Kyoto Protocol is complete or not. China has interrupted the Chairman.
01.23: The second review of the Kyoto Protocol has yet to be reported to the plenary, and China is asking where the review is. Columbia is also now complaining that the review must be addressed before the CMP can continue.
01.15: Recommendations on capacity building have been passed. We are trying to get this document to see what is included!
01.09: The Adaptation Fund will now definitely be operationalized in early 2009
01.07: The ASEAN group are meeting at the back of the plenary room in tight negotiations on a topic that is unclear at present.
01.03: The final document of the COP is still under negotiation and so is not yet presented to the plenary. It is unclear at present what is holding the final document draft in negotiation.
01.00: The draft document on Joint Implementation (JI) has been passed. The draft includes no major changes to the existing system but encourages more transparent, predictable and efficient verification systems.
00.50: The CCS in CDM postponement has now been passed. This means that long-term CDM reform has now been postponed until COP-15, as expected.
00.49: The plenary room is around half full
00.48: Venezuela is now complaining that its recommendations on CCS in CDM has not be published, while those of other delegations has been.
00.46: The incorporation of afforestation and reforestation in the CDM has not been agreed; instead assessment reports will be created over 2009 and the issue will be re-negotiated at CMP in Dec 09.
00.43: The adaptation fund to begin monetizing the CERs from the CDM in early 2009. The existing 2% levy will now be collected and applications for distribution of funds will be accepted shortly after.
00.38: Venezuela is now suggesting a working group to assess the technical and legal aspects surrounding CCS in CDM.
00.35: AWG-KP has not reported to the CMP as negotiations are still ongoing. We presume that this is in relation to the short term reform of the CDM. We are awaiting the results of the contact group on CDM reform for the current commitment period.
00.21: reports of the subsidiary bodies are now being made: these bodies deal with the implementation and technical issues in the convention
00.18: There appears to be confusion over the documents under discussion from China
00.12: CCS in CDM has now been tabled pending commissioned assessment studies. This will be taken up again in SBSTA in June 2009.
00.12: Interim targets have not been included in the draft document in the ad hoc working group on the current commitment period.
00.09: closure of the COP has been suspended as negotiations are still taking place on issues surrounding elections. CMP has been opened in the interim.
00.05: Elections are now taking place for the ad hoc working groups
The period up to 00.00 is shown below:
The COP/CMP has now begun (22.40 Poznan time).
22.42: South Africa has offered and been endorsed by the Secretariat as the host of COP-17 in 2010. This leaves the location of COP-16 undecided as yet.
22.49: The dates of COP-15 have been moved to the 7-18th of December 2009–a week later than previously advertised.
22.55: Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technology Advice (including clause on considering indigenous peoples) has been approved by COP-14.
22.57: Presentation of Subsidiary Body on Implementation is now underway. SBI have reached consensus on most GEF issues, but two issues (including, information to be reported to UNFCCC by non-Annex 1 countries) and have been tabled. Consensus has been reached on GEF’s role.
23.05: AWG-LCA report now underway.
23:10 Financial Mechanisms of the Convention – accepted ?
23:14 SBI could not reach agreement on the GEF. Further consultations were undertaken and an agreement has now been reached.
23:24 Ghana would like to propose that the program be renamed the Poznan programme on technology transfer – it was adopted.
23:25 CDM: Further meeting at 23:30 announced – further negotions continue
23:26 Capacity building decision adopted
23:27 Agenda item 5a, implementation on Buenos Aires work on Adaptation and response measures. Agreed to continue deliberations on this crucial issue at the SBSTA’s 13th session.
23:29 Matters relating to least developed countries – draft on further guidance for the operation of the least developed country adopted. Any progress which can be made on this agenda is to be commended.
23:30 Other matters to the COP by the Subsidiary bodies – SBSTA recommends decisions to be adopted, entitled consideration of activities implemented jointly under the pilot phase was adopted.
23:31 Information on voluntary quantitive commitments for Khazakstan for the period 2008-2012 requiring them to maintain emissions to 1992 levels- draft conclusions adopted
23:33 Administrative, financial and institutional matters – draft decision adopted.
23:34 Adoption of the report on the 14th COP – Section on agendas will be completed on verification on all other details. Will complete all other decisions as adopted. Advance on decisions adopted today will be posted on UNFCCC website on completion of conference. Any errors should be brought to attention of secretariat.
India: reached 11a. Item 10 other matters- Consultations are still ongoing. Informal roundtable, shared vision – issue – indian delegation do not accept conclusions in the document. Suprised at lack of reference to common but differentiated responsibilities or equity – the cardinal principle. To ensure consistency para 8 shaould have expressed readiness of parties reflected yesterday to contribute to global effort in accordance with common but differentiated responsibilities. Reference in doc distorts
deal at cop15 that can be ratified by all” – assumes new treaty or porotocol, but Bali action quotes an “agreed action plan”
23:40 Yvo prepared a rev 1 of this summary – para 4 – common but diff resp
Doc: rev1 – participants at round table reflect their resounding commitment to a agreement to be ratified after cop15.
23:42 China – concerned about para 13 which mentions an outcome to be ratified by all – such a phrase is pre-judging the outcome of cop15 – serious reservations on this point. China felt issues at the round table were not adequately represented in chair’s summary. Didn’t want to go into detail at such a late our, but wnated their reservations to go on record.
23:48 Venezuela voiced same concern. Felt summary did not reflect discussions by delegations. After Bali meeting, Venezuela said that a shared vision and LCA was based exclusively on norms and principles established in the convention, and emphasis was to be placed on compliance of the historic creators of climate change – want points to be recorded.
23:49 Saudia Arabia – share concerns highlighted by India, Chia and Venezuela.
23:51 China: Not going to negotiate the summary – just have our point on record.
23:54 Pakistan share same concerns. Any revision does not change the status of chairman’s summary – its his view. We have made our views on this clear already.
23:56 – Columbia added that summary didn’t reflect essential elements from yesterday’s meeting, but deep grounds for dissatisfaction for mechanisms used here. We must change methodologies to reflect concerns of some delegations and address climate change.
23:58 Bolivia agreed that some crucial elemnnts voiced by non-Annex 1 parties were not voiced. Furture commitments should be done under methodologies of the convention. Also contains many generalisations about some crucial issues raised.
This conference took 3.5 hours and 17 speakers
00:00 Phillipines also shared concerns on equity in accordance with common but differentiated responsibilities. Asked for the Chair to confirm that the document to be prepared for next year will not be incorporated in documents next year.
00:02 Saudia Arabia Chair’s summary is only a reflection of the Chairman’s views, but not an official document. Stressed the point that any revision does not change its legal status as a summary which does not incorporate any consensus on views.