Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) provides local government climate roadmap

Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) provides local government climate roadmap

 
At the Climate Talks in Barcelona in November 2009, it became obvious that national negotiators will not kick-off the COP15 meeting in Copenhagen with a draft for an international climate agreement which than Ministers and Heads of State could finalise at the end of the two weeks of COP15. What now?
 
- Gino Van Begin, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI, 24 November 2009
 
 
ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) has produced an extremely useful guide to the key issues to be discussed at COP15 in Copenhagen.  It includes a brief overview of the negotiations since 2007, and identifies the major points where agreement is some way off, or where the negotiating text remains in square brackets:
 
  • national commitments to reduce emissions
  • funding and finance for mitigation and adaptation measures, particularly in developing economies, and
  • the potential for an international carbon market
 
Along with most other commentary in the weeks leading up to COP15, the overview finishes with the somewhat downbeat assessment of Yvo de Boer.  COP15 is not expected to lead to a detailed and binding agreement, but must provide an accord that maintains momentum and provides a mandate to finalise negotiations in 2010.
 
To view or download a free copy of the ICLEI Briefing Sheet, Local Government Climate Roadmap, Briefing Sheet #14, please click the link at the top of the post.

Attachment: http://www.lexisnexis.com/documents/pdf/20091204060504_large.pdf