7 Objectives for Cancun

04.10.2010

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.

  1. Formalising pledges to mitigate climate change, made for example in the Copenhagen Accord;
  2. Putting in place a system for measuring, reporting and verifying efforts to mitigate emissions, and financial support for those efforts;
  3. Establishing a framework for adaptation;
  4. Agreeing a fund for mitigation and adaptation activities, putting in motion the design of that fund and an agreement for its oversight;
  5. Putting in place the infrastructure needed to deliver funds for mitigation and adaptation, and establishing a registry for developing countries’ ‘nationally agreed mitigation actions’;
  6. 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
  7. Launching of a “readiness phase” for a mechanism to direct finance to reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation.

Not much new and still not enough. Instead of formalising cheap pledges, they should get starting doing real actions!
graphic showing how insufficient the pledged reductions are.

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