7 Objectives for Cancun
Today I read on an eMail-list that the UNFCCC had given out seven key objectives that make Cancun a success. It was said that now everybody aims for small but steady progress instead of dully believing into a “big bang” of climate policy.
These are the seven key objectives.
- Formalising pledges to mitigate climate change, made for example in the Copenhagen Accord;
- Putting in place a system for measuring, reporting and verifying efforts to mitigate emissions, and financial support for those efforts;
- Establishing a framework for adaptation;
- Agreeing a fund for mitigation and adaptation activities, putting in motion the design of that fund and an agreement for its oversight;
- Putting in place the infrastructure needed to deliver funds for mitigation and adaptation, and establishing a registry for developing countries’ ‘nationally agreed mitigation actions’;
- Establishing a global goal — most likely to limit global temperature rise to 2°C — and a process for measuring progress towards and reviewing that goal; and
- Launching of a “readiness phase” for a mechanism to direct finance to reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation.