Time is not on our side, nor is the rest of the world waiting for us to decide.
Across the globe, governments, cities, businesses and individuals have recognized the threat of climate change. They are acting.
They are choosing a lower-carbon The office of the Conference President rotates annually between the five United Nations (UN) regional groups. Mexico held the COP 16 / CMP 6 in 2010 and is currently the COP/CMP President. The African Group hosted the Conference with COP 17 / CMP 7 taking place from 28 November to 9 December 2011 in Durban, South Africa. Kenya held the Presidency of the Conference in 2006 with the COP 12 / CMP 12 in Nairobi. Following the procedural rules of the Conference, it is customary for the COP and CMP to elect as President a minister from the host country. The President of COP 17/CMP 7 was Ms Maite Nkoana-mashabane, the South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. path because they know it is good for the planet – and good for them, good for us.
Global investment in clean energy rose from $50 billion dollars in 2004 to $240 billion in 2010, according to one recent report.
Several UNFCCC parties have taken significant steps on mitigation - including putting a price on industrial emissions, pledging to reduce carbon
Delegates have steadily advanced in creating those conditions during the past week. But it is now for you, ministers, to craft the solutions.
Those solutions will be the outcome from this conference and they need to ensure that: • There is clarity on the contours of a second
commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol and that intensity, committing to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions and working to reduce deforestation.
The REDD+ programme is creating a financial value for the carbon stored in forests.
Governments and the private sector are combining to create a vision for Sustainable Energy for All – a win-win-win for poverty reduction, economic growth and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
• • • an implementation gap is ruled out; There is clarity on how to achieve strong rules-based rigour and structure in the global effort to tackle climate change going forward; There is clarity on how to avoid an ambition gap; And that there is clarity on how funds will be scaled up from now until 2020.