The Durban Platform emerges in post-conference sessions

Marathon Session at COP17 Produces the Durban Platform

Unwilling to allow the two-week negotiations at the COP17 climate conference in Durban, South Africa, a marathon session lasting 36 hours beyond the scheduled end of the talks, produced the “Durban Platform”. The document calls for all nations–developed and developing–to negotiate a treaty by 2015 to cut carbon emissions to go into effect by 2020. Nations still adhering to the…

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UNFCC Executive Secretary: “World Not Standing Still on Climate Change”

In preparation for the COP 15 climate talks in Copenhagen this December, the UNFCC has published the Central Negotiating Text for consideration at the next session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention in Bonn this June.