29 Nov '11, 2pm

What the COP17 Negotiators Must Accomplish in Durban

What the COP17 Negotiators Must Accomplish in Durban

This past year we've seen promising movement to define the guidelines and institutions to support efforts to improve transparency, develop a new fund to support developing country efforts to take action to reduce emissions and adapt to the impacts, and build stronger mechanisms to help deploy low-carbon technologies. Of course there are technical differences at this stage before Durban, but the differences are much smaller than could be expected. Countries can find the path to get agreement on these pieces in Durban. But the "fate of the Kyoto Protocol" and decisions about "where we are headed" are shaping up to derail the whole effort if we don't get resolution on these in Durban. Failure to resolve these issues would make getting agreement on the institutions and guidelines to implement the Cancun Agreements

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