Durban Platform: Inching Towards a Negotiation Text



Savaresi A (2014) Durban Platform: Inching Towards a Negotiation Text. Environmental Policy and Law, 44 (3), pp. 288-289.

The fourth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) was held in Bonn in March 2014. In Bonn, a coalition of developing countries called for the establishment of a single contact group to address all issues on the ADP agenda. Anxious to dispel fears over the recreation of the conditions that led to the Copenhagen debacle, the ADP Co-Chairs emphasised that the contact group would still be operating in accordance with the ADP mandate, that the process would continue to be "party-driven", and that its outcome will be "collectively constructed based on parties' views expressed in submissions and statements". With regard to the objective of raising the Parties' pre-2020 level of ambition, discussions under workstream 2 moved away from roundtables and open dialogues to embark on technical expert meetings, with further technical workshops on mitigation from land use and urbanisation planned for the June meeting.

Environmental Policy and Law: Volume 44, Issue 3

Publication date31/07/2014
PublisherIOS Press
Publisher URL…icy-and-law/44/3

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Dr Annalisa Savaresi
Dr Annalisa Savaresi

Senior Lecturer, Law