Monday, 20 November 2006

Conclusion:Disappointment

November 17, 2006, saw the end of the COP that was hailed as the adaptation COP. Activists however were disappointed about the outcomes and asserted that very diluted decisions had been taken by the developed world where its future commitments and providing funds to the developing world for adaptation was concerned.

“Nothing important was achieved during this conference. The review of the protocol was important, but the developed world said wait. All that was important here was men and women wearing expensive suits and just debating. When I go back to my rural area and I am asked what was discussed, I would say nothing, as nothing of relevance to us was seriously taken up,” said Sharon Toormetta, an activist based in Kenya.

“Lack of urgency from the ministers forestalled the process of constructive debate. There was very little collective spirit, despite the fact in numerous events during the conference it was underlined that future delay would just increase the cost of mitigation and adaptation. What we would have liked to see at the end of COP was strong deadlines on Article 3.9, which relates to future commitments of the developed countries. But this was never done,” said Catherine Pearce of Friends of Earth.

The day saw decisions being taken about Article 9 review, the Belarus proposal and the Russian proposal. In the days preceding the end of the COP important decisions were taken on issues related to the special climate change fund, adaptation fund and the five year programmme. Where the highly debatable Russian proposal was concerned, the delegates again did not reach a major decision. “What has been decided till now is that in this meeting they would vote to make this proposal a formal part of the agenda of the high level segment of the next COP.

It is not clear at present whether the Russia proposal is getting support from the EU. The latter has not shown open position against the project, as is the case with the G77 group that fears that this proposal may mean future binding commitments. Where Article 9 is concerned, we want to see a clear deadline of either 2007n or 2008. Any date beyond that would be of no use,” says Alexey Kokorin, climate change programme coordinator, WWF-Russia.

According to Kilaparti Ramakrishna, chief policy adviser, office of the executive director, United Nations Environment Programme, the reason why Russia is pushing so hard for voluntary emissions for developing countries is because it would mean an expanded market for the JI and CDM process.

The Belarus proposal also met the same fate. Decision on it was deferred till the next COP. The Belarus proposal entails amendment of Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol so that the nation can be a part of Annex B group and can take yup quantified emission reductions. Its proposal further includes among other things that Belarus will not account for anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks resulting from forest management under article 3 of the Kyoto protocol….Right now Belarus is part of the Annex 1 countries, and hence it cannot participate in activities such JI. But because of the collapse of its economy, it has a lot of carbon emissions that can be traded.

Steve Sawyer of the Climate and energy programme of Greenpeace International said that if the Belarus proposal was to be accepted it would leave a lot of hot air in the entire Kyoto system, and that would mean diluting its purpose. Hence, the proposal should never be accepted. He said that the civil system would protest strongly if the proposal was given a green signal.

Song Dong, Third secretary of the department of treaty and law, ministry of foreign affairs, People’s Republic of China, said the developing countries support the Belarus proposal, whereas the EU is not very keen on it. According to him, a compromise was reached in a working group meeting in which Belarus agreed among other things that it would not participate in JI and CDM activities in the first phase of the commitment period. However this is not going to be of any use, as by the time the protocol is amended and Belarus is included in annex b (if this happen at all) the second commitment period is going to start.

Article 9 review got stuck when a proposal on it by the COP president was not taken well by China. As per the proposal the review was to be concluded by 2008. But China wanted to wait till 2009, after the fourth assessment report of IPCC comes out. The other parties said they would not clear the draft if a single word of the proposal was changed.

50 comments:

costa rica said...

Great investment opportunity at Costa Rica Pacific Coast, Preconstruction condos in costa rica ,
Condo sales in costa rica, Retirement property in costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.ramadajaco.com/

Kely said...

Hello I want to congratulate to you. This site is fantastic, looks like entertained and very good to me it elaborated. I invite them to that they explore a little on my site of the Web
Our real estate listing includes great opportunities on Costa Rica Central Valley’s provinces such as San Jose, our Capital, with remarkable cities as Escazu at the west, or Curridabat at the east, experiencing a great development on both commercial and residential properties, making their real estate pricing highly attractive to investors; on other hand, Alajuela city gathers places with a very special warm weather such as Grecia, La Garita and Atenas, or beautiful farms for agricultural, cattle or nature preservation purposes as those located on San Carlos or Sarapiqui. We also offer land properties in Guanacaste, which is the province, along with Puntarenas, with the most beautiful tropical beaches on the Pacific Coast such as Tamarindo, Playa Grande, El Coco, Playa Hermosa, Nosara, Samara, Herradura, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Dominical and Golfito, where the real estate business occupies the first place as the local economic activity.
Great investment opportunity at Costa Rica Pacific Coast, Preconstruction condos in costa rica
Condo sales in costa rica, Retirement property in costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.costa-ricarealestate.com/

Omar Cruz said...

These articles are fantastic; the information you show us is interesting for everybody and is really good written. It’s just great!! Do you want to know something more? Read it...:Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: hotel in jaco beach, jaco beach review, apartment beach jaco rental. Visit us for more info at: http://www.jaco-bay.com/

Diana said...

Climate change refers to the variation in the Earth's global climate or in regional climates over time. It describes changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over time scales ranging from decades to millions of years. These changes can be caused by processes internal to the Earth, external forces (e.g. variations in sunlight intensity) or, more recently, human activities. In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, the term "climate change" often refers to changes in modern climate which according to the IPCC are 90-95% likely to have been in part caused by human action. Consequently the term anthropogenic sportsbook climate change is frequently adopted; this phenomenon is also referred to in the mainstream media as global warming. In some cases, the term is also used with a presumption of human causation, as in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC uses "climate variability" for non-human caused variations. For information on temperature measurements over various periods, and the data sources available, see temperature record. For attribution of climate change over the past century.
http://www.enterbet.com

Omar Cruz said...

These articles are fantastic; the information you show us is interesting for everybody and is really good written. It’s just great!! Do you want to know something more? Read it...:Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: costa rica retirement homes, costa rica retirement tours, costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.costarica4retirement.com

adam brown said...

Hello I just entered before I have to leave to the airport, it's been very nice to meet you, if you want here is the site I told you about where I type some stuff and make good money (I work from home): here it is

milf said...

black mold exposureblack mold symptoms of exposurewrought iron garden gatesiron garden gates find them herefine thin hair hairstylessearch hair styles for fine thin hairnight vision binocularsbuy night vision binocularslipitor reactionslipitor allergic reactionsluxury beach resort in the philippines

afordable beach resorts in the philippineshomeopathy for eczema.baby eczema.save big with great mineral makeup bargainsmineral makeup wholesalersprodam iphone Apple prodam iphone prahacect iphone manualmanual for P 168 iphonefero 52 binocularsnight vision Fero 52 binocularsThe best night vision binoculars here

night vision binoculars bargainsfree photo albums computer programsfree software to make photo albumsfree tax formsprintable tax forms for free craftmatic air bedcraftmatic air bed adjustable info hereboyd air bedboyd night air bed lowest pricefind air beds in wisconsinbest air beds in wisconsincloud air beds

best cloud inflatable air bedssealy air beds portableportables air bedsrv luggage racksaluminum made rv luggage racksair bed raisedbest form raised air bedsaircraft support equipmentsbest support equipments for aircraftsbed air informercialsbest informercials bed airmattress sized air beds

bestair bed mattress antique doorknobsantique doorknob identification tipsdvd player troubleshootingtroubleshooting with the dvd playerflat panel television lcd vs plasmaflat panel lcd television versus plasma pic the bestThe causes of economic recessionwhat are the causes of economic recessionadjustable bed air foam The best bed air foam

hoof prints antique equestrian printsantique hoof prints equestrian printsBuy air bedadjustablebuy the best adjustable air bedsair beds canadian storesCanadian stores for air beds

migraine causemigraine treatments floridaflorida headache clinicdrying dessicantair drying dessicantdessicant air dryerpediatric asthmaasthma specialistasthma children specialistcarpet cleaning dallas txcarpet cleaners dallascarpet cleaning dallas

vero beach vacationvero beach vacationsbeach vacation homes veroms beach vacationsms beach vacationms beach condosmaui beach vacationmaui beach vacationsmaui beach clubbeach vacationsyour beach vacationscheap beach vacations

elizabeth bernot said...

Climate change and poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. Regional Consultation

The International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID), leading research funding for development, are committed to strengthening the capacity of developing countries to assess and confront the threat that climate change poses to development and poverty reduction. Both institutions have started a consultation process to feed their research programs with the necessary information so we can provide effective assistance to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Asia to address climate change.costa rica fishingThe potential impact of these programs will be maximized if they respond correctly to the real needs of vulnerable populations, and are able to build on the current adaptation and mitigation efforts undertaken by the Asian societies, Latin American and Caribbean. http://www.fishingcostaricaexperts.com

proswet654 said...

感謝您費心的分享您的生活!讓我也感同身受!.........................

天氣的 said...

快樂是你與生俱來的權力,它不應該取決於你完成什麼。 ..................................................

香蕉哥哥 said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot

明秋 said...

看看blog調整心情,又要來繼續工作,大家加油........................................

葉雅慧 said...

盛年不再來,一日難再晨;及時當勉勵,歲月不待人 ..................................................

偉倫 said...

Hello~Nice to meet you~..................................................

RafaelLetso21555 said...

淫亂火辣美女本土av情色視訊聊天免費色情網站性經驗色情成人影片色情視訊聊天av圖av情色情趣娃娃成人電影院淫蕩18禁色情電話情色成人網辣妹自拍台灣av女優台灣情色春宮台灣色情成人網站0401影音g點成人vcd情色影片520sex性愛圖視訊妹調情視訊美女聊天美女性交台灣性樂園成人影像走光打砲裸女寫真美女裸照露奶激突論壇情色圖片做愛線上a片做愛視訊情色成人成人交友穿幫色情a片情色全裸入鏡台灣情色網

逸汝 said...

與其爭取不可能得到的東西,不如善自珍惜運用自己所擁有的........................................

SungR_Auclair0佳亦 said...

謝謝您的分享~感恩唷!!..................................................

FrederickBove98787 said...

你不能改變容貌~~但你可以展現笑容 ..................................................

韋于倫成 said...

blog is great~~祝你人氣高高~ ........................................

嘉慧 said...

免費看成人影片 免費視訊聊天室 聊天 免費色情漫畫 免費交友 女優色情片 性感 免費影片 辣妹自拍 成人聊天室 愛愛 情趣 18成人線上影片 少女做愛圖 85cc成人 免費a片 情色成人圖 色情片試看 一夜情 383 影音視訊 玩美女人影音秀 自拍美女 性`愛辣妹 人妻自拍貼圖區 做愛影片 a片下載 視訊聊天 a圖貼片站 正妹寫真 85cc免費無碼片 免費視訊 嘟嘟 85cc 歐美貼圖 援交 情人視訊 鋼管秀 avooo 洪爺情色聊天 大奶辣妹 sex520 下載免費a片 日本巨乳 拓網交友 後宮電影院主入口 限制級 0204電話聊天 美國性愛 走光寫真

呈均 said...

婚姻對男人來說是賭他的自由,對女人而言卻是賭她的幸福。..................................................

于呈均名 said...

Virtue dwells not in the tongue but in the heart. ............................................................

Burma家銘ege said...

Many a little makes a mickle.............................................................

tgibson said...

人是受想像力所支配的。........................................

文行文行 said...

More haste, less speed...................................................................

曉薇 said...

支持你!!!期待你的更新!!!相信一定會更好!!!!.................................................................

陳芳 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。......................................................................

江婷 said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!!.................................................................

said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」......................................................................

江婷 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。......................................................................

義珊義珊 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

楊儀卉 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

佩璇佩璇 said...

Poverty tries friends.............................................................

竹青 said...

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. ..................................................................

誠李行王wtf桂屏李edt李 said...

哈囉!來拜訪囉~部落格很棒^^~..................................................................

佳皓佳皓 said...

Some people cannot see the wood for the trees.............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

我只知道,假如我去愛人生,那人生一定也會回愛我................................................

楊儀卉 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考,............................................................

琬安琬安 said...

It is never too late to learn.......................................................................

童祖如童祖如 said...

未來屬於那些相信他們美好夢想的人。......................................................

楊燕沛楊燕沛 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份............................................................

凱v胡倫 said...

人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................

佳呈均慧 said...

怎樣思想,就有怎樣的生活............................................................

敬周喜 said...

相見亦無事,不來常思君......................................................................

偉曹琬 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

吟美岑美岑美岑樂 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。..................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

said...

感謝大大的無私分享 讓小弟獲益良多 終於知道網上還有這麼多的好東西≧▽≦"
............................................................

黃英吳思潔吳思潔邦 said...

朋友是一面鏡子......................................................................

恩宛玲如 said...

天生我材必有用,千金散盡還復來。.. ...............................................................