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The results of Second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP)

May 7, 2013

From April 29th to May 3rd, the first part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) was held in Bonn, Germany. The results of this conference are as below:

The ADP was established last May based on an agreement at COP17 in Durban, South Africa at the end of 2011. Discussions are conducted under the following two work-streams: (1) agreement by 2015 on a post-2020 framework applicable to all Parties, (2) raising ambition towards emissions reduction before 2020.

This conference is the first of 3 or 4 parts this year of the second session of the ADP to take place based on the work-plan of the ADP agreed upon last year at Doha, Qatar. Concerning the two issues (work-streams) mentioned above, free discussions were conducted in round-table format inviting Party participants as well as in workshops inviting experts and international organizations.

Japan proposed to (1) gradually deepen discussions by utilizing the ADP this year to carry out more substantial brainstorming on the architecture as well as main elements of the post-2020 framework and identify areas of common ground, (2) to shift to a more focused mode of discussion starting later this year to COP19 in November.

In addition, Japan shared its views and collected information on other Parties' views on the expected outcome of the ADP as well as COP19 through bilateral and multilateral meetings.

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