Monday, October 4, 2010

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Tells Governments to Get Real for COP16

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres had some good advice for negotiators in Tianjin, China. At a September 2010 press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, Figueres said that negotiators at the UNFCCC session in Tianjin need to:

1) Cut down the number of options they have on the table.
2) Identify what is achievable at COP 16 in Cancún.
3) Muster political compromises that will deliver what needs to be done at COP 16. (Full statement)

The sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP16) and the sixth Conference of the Parties will also serve as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), scheduled for Cancun, Mexico, between November 29 and December 10, 2010.

The meeting at the end of the year in Cancun will also be the stage for the thirty-third sessions of the subsidiary bodies, the fifteenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and thirteenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).


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