First sight of text of outcome

On Friday morning, negotiators had first sight of the text that may be the outcome of Copenhagen. The Chair of the negotiations under the Convention (the AWG-LCA, Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action) issued a Draft Text with the exciting title “Outcome of the Work” of the AWG-LCA.

The Chair of of AWG-KP (Ad hoc Working Group on further commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol) is expected to also issue a text. This will be important for developing countries, who insist that Kyoto should not be killed and that a second commitment period must start in 2013 with much deeper cuts by developed countries.