Friday, December 5, 2008

Five Things to Watch in Poznan

This was published by the Youth Climate Movement before the UN Conference on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland started but gives a sense of some of the key issues and players which are,

  1. The Youth Caucus
  2. United States
  3. Money - for adaptation and technology transfer
  4. China
  5. Forests
This is the text from the official UN website:
Parties are expected to:
  • Agree on a plan of action and programmes of work for the final year of negotiations after a year of comprehensive and extensive discussions on crucial issues relating to future commitments, actions and cooperation
  • Make significant progress on a number of on-going issues required to enhance further the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, including capacity-building for developing countries, reducing emissions from deforestation (REDD), technology transfer and adaptation.
  • Advance understanding and commonality of views on "shared vision" for a new climate change regime
  • Strengthen commitment to the process and the agreed timeline

Such an outcome at PoznaƄ would build momentum towards an agreed outcome at Copenhagen in December 2009.

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