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Cancun Agreement – What lies ahead?

December 14, 2010 by

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The Cancun agreements have become a part of UN’s climate change process given that Bolivia was the only country opposing the final documents. The eagerly awaited agreement has made clear progress on a number of areas. The most anticipated progress was the one aimed at reduced deforestation and forest degradation, known as REDD+. It is […]

COP 16 Cancun Agreement- REDD, CCS, and a new Green Fund

December 13, 2010 by


The elements of the the agreement arrived at the Cancún meet are: • The targets for developed countries are ‘officially’ recognized under the multilateral process. These countries are expected to create low-carbon development plans and strategies. These countries will also judge how best to meet these plans which includes market mechanisms and undertake annual reporting […]

World Mayors Sign Climate Agreement in Mexico City

December 7, 2010 by

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Mayors from around the world today signed an agreement to address climate change at the World Mayors Summit on Climate, hosted by the Government of Mexico City and Marcelo Ebrard, mayor of Mexico City and chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate. Representatives from 135 global cities signed the Mexico City Pact that  establishes […]

Cancun – COP16

December 3, 2010 by

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The latest round of United Nations climate negotiations, the Conference of Parties -16 has started in Cancun, Mexico. The conference is hosting representatives of approximately 200 countries that aim to discuss the future of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)and the Kyoto Protocol. Last year around this time, the summit was held […]

Cancun – What to expect?

November 30, 2010 by

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The fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15) at Copenhagen last year did not lead to a new international climate change treaty. There were great expectations from COP15 to deliver a legally binding commitments to reduce emissions that would succeed the Kyoto Protocol. The leaders had to settle with a draft agreement, negotiated at the last […]