Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Climate Change Talks begin in Cancún
Yesterday in Cancun, the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP-16) to the UNFCCC opened its work, which is scheduled to conclude on Friday 10 December 2010. The conference includes also the 6th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 6).
The focus of the conference is on the two-track negotiating process aiming at enhancing long-term international cooperation on climate change and further commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
Despite the lack of progress achieved during the last climate talks in Tianjin, it could be foreseen that Parties in Cancùn will translate into a “balanced set of decisions” some negotiating issues, where consensus can already be reached.
For more information read the last issue of the International Climate Policy & Carbon Markets "GETTING READY FOR CANCÚN", which features an in-depth analysis of the main issues that are likely to be debated during the Conference of the Parties.