ADP’s six-day Session ends

ADP’s six-day Session ends

The six-day session of ADP, United Nation's subsidiary body on climate change, has reached to its conclusion. The session ended with nearly 200 member countries, who adopted the 86-page text as basis for negotiation on reaching a climate agreement that will be held in December in Paris.

Elina Bardram, head of the European Commission Delegation of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), said that the Geneva text has many options that reflect the diversity of opinion of parties.

What the final form of the text is going to be is not yet decided. During this six-day session, India demanded funds from the Green Climate Fund (GEF) with an aim to meet the full cost of IPR of environmentally sound technologies to address climate change. Many groups like the Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) and the Africa Group have supported India's demand for funds.

During the talks, India stated, "The pressing question before us is that are we in suspended animation in the pre-2020 period or have we suspended ambition till the post-2020 arrangements are in place?"

India added that through multilateral assessments, which are part of the newly established international assessment and review (IAR) process for developed country parties, it was found that only some countries have fulfilled their target under the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.

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