COP 16 Cancun day 3: Lukewarm Mood Under a Hot Climate
Published 02nd December 2010 - 0 comments - 2155 views -
It is already the 3rd day of COP16 and despite a lot of "marketing" efforts it seems to be that Cancun conference will be pure work conference not a place of big historic deals and breakthrough. It will be more working on scientific details, financing, technology, re-forestration (REDD), possibilities of renewing the soon expiring Kyoto Protocol and paving the road to the next conferences (Durban 2011, Rio 2012).
While last year Copenhagen COP15 many top world political leaders, head of states attended now in Cancun COP16 only very few of them are expected to attend.
If the top leaders of the most developed nations will finally not attend Cancun for the national statements days (7-10 Dec.) it will be a clear sign to the world that they leave the planet alone in its troubles.
Until now Cancun is on very low media attention which is a big fault.
In contrast of Copenhagen now parties understood that here is still a lot of work in the details till a new global agreement.
Meantime of course polar's and glacier's ice is melting, global temperature and green house gas levels are raising, weather is getting crazy and extreme...
Nevertheless to work on the details is also important and as I emphasized it here before: we are advancing with small but clearly positive steps. As Mrs Connie Hedegaard (EU Climate Action Commissioner) said before: just look back for 5 years, we were nowhere compared to that today’s ECO political, technological stage, which is much advanced.
Speaking to the media on the third day of the conference, Christiana Figueres said that Cancun can deliver on adaptation, technology transfer, forests and funding, and can also clarify what to do about the Kyoto Protocol and how to anchor targets and actions.
Compromise is the key word, she stressed, adding that she sees the spirit of compromise in important areas.
Source of Video: UNFCCC
As Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN climate convention, said: "At this point, everything I see tells me that there is a deal to be done.
Cancun will be a success, if parties compromise."
Unfortunately the "IF" is still there and the big bunny US still did not hop out from the bush while China and India seems to be ready to step forward.
Although I do not think nations need to wait any more for US. Hundred of nations are there in Cancun they can step forward either with or without US.
It seems to be the media and governments are more interested now in the WikiLeaks scandal details and meantime might lose the opportunity to agree in Cancun. We still do not perceive what we are playing with if we do not make strong steps against climate change and global warming. Just look at the situation in EU during this week caused by the early heavy snowing.
It would be better to have hot mood conference in order to assure ambient temperature for the future.
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