CAN Intervention in the SB38/ADP2-2 Bonn Intersessional: ADP Opening Plenary, 4 June, 2013
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Thank you Co-Chairs. My name is Vositha Wijenayake. I’m speaking on behalf of the Climate Action Network. Good progress was made at the last Bonn session. As this is the last session of our current Co-Chairs it is crucial to continue this progress and to capture it for Warsaw. This intersessional must see pre-2020 ambition come to the front. It is essential to finish Bonn with at least draft elements of a Warsaw decision teaming concrete action on renewable energy and energy efficiency and 2014 dates for developed countries to put forward increased mitigation pledges. Increased finance is also essential to enable developing countries to enhance their NAMAs. The Technical Paper on Mitigation Ambition offers a good springboard. For workstream 1, the momentum on equity at the last intersessional provides an opportunity to establish an equity process that can drive ambition. An “Equity Reference Framework” embodying the Convention’s core equity principles, based upon objective and quantified equity indicators. This will enable Parties to formulate fair and ambitious commitments post-2020. Commitments which must be on the table in 2014 (Ban Ki-moon’s Summit offers an excellent opportunity) to allow sufficient time for both a science and an equity review of the aggregate effort. Thank you.