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SUNS # 10025 Thursday 13 June 2024

Trade : WTO budget & pension "structural reforms" amid multiple crises (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Discussions on "potential long-term struc tural reforms that will best serve the interests of the WTO (World Trade Organiza tion) in the future" concerning budget- and pension-related issues in the rules-b ased, member-driven trade body appear to be facing multiple systemic crises, said people familiar with the development.

Climate : Opposition to means of implementation & CBDR on adaptation (PRIV)
(Eqram Mustaqeem, Bonn)
Ever since the start of the on-going clim ate talks under the 60th session of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Bodies (SB 60) in Bonn, Germany, developed countries have made a concerted effort to block references to the means of implementation (MOI) and the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities (CBDR), in informal consultations acros s two adaptation-related agenda items, viz. the global goal on adaptation (GGA) a nd national adaptation plans (NAPs).

Climate : North opposes work plan on Just Transition Work Programme (PRIV)
(Hilary Kung, Bonn)
At the ongoing climate talks under the UNFCCC 's Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) in Bonn, Germany, the negotiation on the Just Trans ition Work Programme (JTWP) feels like deja vu, with developed countries' continuous attempts to limit the JTWP, this time blocking a proposal from developing countries to guide the implementation of the programme through a work plan.

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