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5 december 2012

[4C note: this draft decision was circulated to us by email on December 5. As of December 16 2012, no final decision of the UNFCCC on the Conference of the Parties in Doha was yet available on its website.

Draft decision of the Conference of the Parties at its eighteenth session proposed by the Co-Chairs

Recalling decision 1/CP.17, which established the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, recognized that climate change presents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet and thus requires to be urgently addressed by all Parties, acknowledged that the global nature of climate change calls for the widest possible cooperation by all countries and their participation in effective and appropriate international response, with a view to accelerating the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions, noted with grave concern the significant gap between the aggregate effect of Parties’ mitigation pledges in terms of global annual emissions reductions of greenhouse gases by 2020 and aggregate emission pathways consistent with having a likely chance of holding the increase in global average temperature below 2°C or 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and recognized that fulfilling the ultimate objective of the Convention will require strengthening of the multilateral, rules-based regime under the Convention,

1. Welcomes with high appreciation the successful launch of the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action and the workplan on enhancing mitigation ambition and the progress that has been made in 2012;

2. Endorses the arrangement for the Bureau of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action,1 recognizing that this is an exception to rule 27, paragraphs 5 and 6, of the draft rules of procedure being applied;

3. Notes the agenda adopted by the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action,2 initiating two workstreams: one on matters related to paragraphs 2 to
6 of decision 1/CP.17, and one on matters related to paragraphs 7 and 8 of the same decision;

4. Determined to adopt a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties at its twenty-first session, due to be held from Wednesday 2 December to Sunday, 13 December 2015 and for it to come into effect and be implemented from 2020;

5. Equally determined to identify and to explore options for a range of actions that can close the ambition gap with a view to ensuring the highest possible mitigation efforts by all Parties, with developed country Parties taking the lead, and noting the importance of the means of implementation in supporting increased ambition by developing country Parties;

6. Welcomes the planning of work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban
Platform for Enhanced Action;3

7. Requests the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action to consider elements for a draft negotiating text no later than at its session to be held in conjunction with the twentieth session of the Conference of the Parties, due to be held from Wednesday, 3 December to Sunday, 14 December 2014, with a view to making available a negotiating text before May 2015;

8. Underlines the importance of high-level engagement on matters related to the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action;
1 FCCC/ADP/2012/2, paragraph 7.
2 FCCC/ADP/2012/2, paragraph 13.
3 As contained in document FCCC/ADP/2012/L.X (reference to draft conclusions below).

9. Urges Parties included in Annex II to the Convention and other Parties in a position to do so to provide financial contributions for the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, in particular for its sessions and workshops in
2013.

Draft conclusions of the ADP for the resumed first session proposed by the Co-Chairs

1. The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) expressed its appreciation for the inputs made by Parties and admitted observer organizations1 and welcomed the exchange of views among the Parties during its first session, as well as during the informal additional session held in Bangkok, Thailand, from
30 August to 5 September 2012, and the summaries prepared on the ADP roundtable discussions.2

2. Drawing upon the inputs and discussions referred to in paragraph 1 above, the ADP
has planned its work in accordance with decision 1/CP.17.

3. The ADP expressed its determination to complete its work as early as possible and no later than 2015.

4. The ADP agreed to hold sessions in 2013 in conjunction with the thirty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, as well as a session to be held in Bonn, Germany from Monday, 9 September to Friday, 13 September 2013.

5. The ADP also agreed to hold at least two sessions in 2014 and 2015 in conjunction with the sessions of the SBI and the SBSTA and the COP. The ADP will determine the need for any additional session in 2014 before the end of 2013, and the need for any additional session in 2015 before the end of 2014.

6. The ADP invited Parties and admitted observer organizations to provide information, views and proposals on the work of the ADP before each session.

7. The ADP recalled paragraph 6 of decision 1/CP.17, in which it was decided that the process shall raise the level of ambition and shall be informed, inter alia, by the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the outcomes of the
2013–2015 review and the work of the subsidiary bodies.

8. The ADP decided to move to a more focused mode of work during 2013.

9. The ADP agreed to encourage the broad participation in the roundtable discussions and workshops of Party representatives with relevant expertise as well as opportunities for engagement by the private sector, intergovernmental organisations and civil society.

10. The ADP requested the secretariat to make available on the UNFCCC website the submissions from Parties referred to in paragraph 6 above and in paragraphs 13 and 15 below.

11. The ADP took note of the estimated budgetary implications of the activities to be undertaken by the secretariat pursuant to paragraph 4 above and paragraphs 12, 14, 16 and
17 below, especially its session to be held in Bonn from Monday, 9 September to Friday, 13 September 2013. The ADP requested that the actions of the secretariat called for in these conclusions be undertaken subject to the availability of financial resources. It invited the

1 Submissions and additional inputs from Parties are available at:
< http://unfccc.int/bodies/awg/items/6656.php> Submissions and additional inputs from admitted observer organizations are available at:
.
2 The report on the workshop on enhancing ambition held during the first session is contained in document FCCC/ADP/2012/INF.1. Summaries of the roundtable discussions are available at:
.

Executive Secretary to make the necessary arrangements to facilitate the session to be held in Bonn from Monday, 9 September to Friday, 13 September 2013. It noted that, in the absence of sufficient voluntary contributions or pledges by 30 April 2013, it would not be possible for the secretariat to make the necessary arrangements, which may lead to cancellation charges for facilities booked.

Workstream 1

12. Under workstream 1, relating to a post-2020 agreement, the ADP decided to hold in- session roundtable discussions and workshops in 2013 and invited the Co-Chairs of the ADP to suggest, in early 2013, the arrangements and areas of focus and questions for roundtables and workshops, taking into account the submissions referred to in paragraph 13 below.

13. The ADP invited Parties and accredited observer organizations to submit to the secretariat, by 1 March 2013, information, views and proposals on any relevant matter. Parties may wish to give consideration in their submissions to, inter alia, mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology development and transfer, capacity-building, and transparency of action and support, including on:

(a) How the principles of the Convention may be applied within the post-2020 agreement;

(b) Building on the experiences and lessons learned from other processes under the Convention and from other multilateral processes, as appropriate;
(c) The scope, structure and design of the post-2020 agreement; (d) Ways of defining and reflecting commitments.

Workstream 2

14. Under workstream 2, relating to pre-2020 ambition, the ADP decided to hold in- session roundtable discussions and workshops referred to in paragraph 16, and invited the Co-Chairs of the ADP to suggest, in early 2013, the arrangements and areas of focus and questions for roundtables and workshops, taking into account the submissions referred to in paragraph 15 below.

15. The ADP invited Parties and accredited observer organizations to submit to the secretariat, by 1 March 2013, information, views and proposals on actions, initiatives and options to enhance ambition, including through the workplan on enhancing mitigation ambition, with a particular focus on 2013. In their submissions on actions, initiatives and options to enhance ambition, Parties may wish to give consideration to the following aspects:

(a) Relevance to the Convention; (b) Mitigation potential;
(c) Barriers;

(d) Finance, technology, and capacity-building to support implementation.

16. The ADP decided to hold a series of workshops, including on the thematic areas of energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management. The workshops will begin in 2013 and will identify, and catalyse the implementation of, initiatives and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as rapidly and as cost-effectively as possible.

17. The ADP requested the secretariat to prepare a technical paper compiling information on the mitigation potential of the actions, initiatives and options to enhance mitigation ambition identified in the submissions referred to in paragraph 15, above. The ADP requested the secretariat to make the technical paper available before its session to be held in Bonn, Germany from Monday, 9 September to Friday, 13 September 2013.



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