Co-chair Dan Reifsnyder told reporters the new text would be “coherent, concise, and comprehensive”, representing a step change from the current “co-chairs’ tool”, which encompasses a wide range of views on how the world could limit global temperature rises to 2C.
“We have only 1,800 minutes (at the next meeting) to agree on the draft package for Paris”, said Djoghlaf.
“I’m very happy that… the milestones are very clear, we know where we are going by October and the text will be the base where we can engage in full negotiating mode”.
Divided into three parts, the first was the draft of a legally binding agreement, which would define and set a long-term goal for dealing with climate change.
Negotiators left the previous East German capital yesterday after every week of closed-door conferences with little or no to point out and a draft settlement “not match for a negotiation”, within the phrases of the European Commission’s prime negotiator, Elina Bardram. He said that developing countries had been told that loss and damage would now feature in the outcomes that will be agreed in Paris, something he regarded as progress. We act where there is great need, regardless of religion, helping people to live a full life, free from poverty.
The pact will seek to halt the march of global warming through greenhouse gas emission curbs, and to help poor nations cope with unavoidable impacts.
However a clarified proposal from the USA, to be made on Friday, is being seen as a “step forward” by some delegates.
“For the sake of expediency, the co-chairs will need to prepare a basis for negotiations well ahead of the next session in October”, Amjad Abdulla, a negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, said.
Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Advisor, Mohamed Adow, said: “It’s been good to see the increasing understanding amongst nations regarding the importance of adaptation and loss and damage”.
However, he raised the alarm over the obviously slow pace of the talks.
Developing countries, in particular, were disappointed that the working document produced in Geneva in February – a laundry list of often contradictory options for solving the pressing problem of global warming – was still essentially the same.
Negotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a common climate pact are pushed by twin fears tugging in reverse instructions, which can end in a hole deal, say analysts.
At the climate negotiations in Bonn, the latest in a series of pre-Paris talks that have been taking place at intervals since 2012, countries worked on a new form of text for the proposed Paris agreement. She warned it would be a mistake to rush into Paris without having the solid foundations of an agreement.
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figures said work on the new text, which still needs to be authorised at a meeting of all 196 parties on Friday afternoon, would represent a “change of pace” at the talks. This agreement gave the committees two years to come up with a plan.
Her optimism was mirrored by the World Resources Institute (WRI), whose spokesperson Jennifer Morgan added: “The week ended on a positive note with delegates giving the co-chairs a clear mandate to jump start the next session with a tighter and more polished negotiating document”.