COP15 Press Briefing: Blogger Malcolm Dowden’s Query Addressed

COP15 Press Briefing: Blogger Malcolm Dowden’s Query Addressed

At a press briefing on the second day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference from Copenhagen, Denmark (COP15), UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer spoke of a very positive and encouraging start to the conference on 07 December, with several clarion calls for urgent action.

Copenhagen will only make a true difference, he said, if it triggers significant and concrete action as soon as the conference ends. 

He stressed that negotiators must make optimum use of this first week to prepare the groundwork on the issues of adaptation, mitigation, finance, technology, capacity-building and forests. This involves hammering out solid proposals that can constitute the foundations of an agreed outcome in Copenhagen

On financing, Mr. de Boer said he is confident that Copenhagen will deliver additional money to support action in developing countries, with growing consensus for prompt funding of at least USD 10 billion a year from now until 2012.
 
A query posed by UK Solicitor and environmental law consultant Malcolm Dowden, a member of the LexisNexis Intelligence team who has been blogging for the Environmental Law and Climate Change Center live each day from Copenhagen, can be heard at the 22-minute mark of this videocast.
 
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