Friday, December 12, 2008

United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 14th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concludes today in Poznan, Poland.

Highlights of this year’s UNCCC agenda include:

- Increasing understanding and commonality of views, a “shared vision” for a new climate change regime

- Stong commitment to the Partnership for Climate

- Progress on a number of ongoing issues required to enhance the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, including capacity-building for developing countries, reducing emissions from deforestation (REDD), technology transfer and adaptation.

Nearly 200 countries are involved in the UNFCCC and more than 750 non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations are invited to the conference as observers.

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