CAN Intervention - Closing Bonn SBI - 26th May, 2016

~~Thank you Co-Chairs.

I am Vositha Wijenayake, speaking on behalf of Climate Action Network.

We welcome the constructive recommendations from the gender workshop and look forward to an extension of the Lima Work Programme in Marrakesh based on these recommendations.

We are encouraged by the adoption of the terms of reference of the Paris Committee on Capacity Building. The finalisation of the third comprehensive review at COP 22 would provide clear guidance to the Paris Committee.

We believe that the conclusions adopted in Bonn in relation to access to information, public participation and stakeholder engagement provide a basis for a stronger partnership between civil society and governments. CAN welcomes the conclusions concerning the in-session workshop on observer participation at SB46.

We also look forward to considering practical solutions to ensure that the negotiating process is safeguarded from those whose interest runs against the objectives of the Convention, such as transnational fossil fuel corporations.

Finally,we urge parties to begin a structured expert dialogue (SED) from 2018 to 2022 to support the review and to ensure scientific integrity through a focused exchange of views, information and ideas. The SED should be mandated to draw first conclusions of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC to inform the facilitative dialogue in 2018.

Thank you.