Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA)

· Established in Bali, Indonesia in 2007 to conduct negotiations on a strengthened international deal on climate change, set to be concluded in Copenhagen in 2009
· Helps implement the Bali Road Map, which consists of a number of forward-looking decisions that represent the various tracks that are essential to strengthening international action on climate change
· Will present the outcome of its work to the Conference of the Parties for adoption at its fifteenth session in Copenhagen this year
· Countries under the AWG-LCA
· All countries looking to make decisions on international climate change action
· Because AWG-LCA is such a broad group, these countries have various ecological, political, and economic interests. They are all looking to establish a comprehensive international action on climate change, but each country has their own interests, and therefore positions, about what this action should look like.
Key Issues
· The elements of the Bali Action Plan are shared vision, mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance, and because AWG-LCA follows this plan, these are its key issues.
· The main issue of AWG-LCA is to come to a consensus on a plan for international climate change action