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UNFCCC meeting: 2 to 6 November, Barcelona

The UNFCCC’s Climate Change Talks in Barcelona are the last stop before the key UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, will be held in Copenhagen in December, where it’s hoped that a post-2012 climate change agreement can be agreed upon. Barcelona must move the all-important negotiating text for a new climate change agreement forward. Critical discussions will have to take place on the form of the agreement, on emission cuts and sufficient financing for developing countries to ensure a deal in Copenhagen in December. IUCN is promoting nature-based solutions to climate change, through REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and through recognising of the role nature can play in incerasing resilience and reducing vulnerability of people in the face of climate change. The services that nature provides for managing water are essential solutions for adapting to climate change.


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Copenhagen COP 15

Insider's view: from Barcelona to Copenhagen

The Climate Change Talks held in Barcelona (2-6 November) under the auspices of the UNFCCC ended with the Chairmen of the two main negotiating streams expressing confidence that ‘a strong outcome of COP15 at Copenhagen can be achieved that is balanced, fair, ambitious and effective’. However, at the same time, most negotiating groups are now playing down the probability that the initially hoped-for legally binding agreement will emerge in December. They admit that there is now a lack of time as well as a lack of progress. They prefer to refer to a ‘politically binding agreement’ (the meaning of which is less than clear) and to devoting 2010 to negotiating the details of a legal treaty- i.e. legally binding under international law.  …  

09 Nov 2009 | News story
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