UNFCCC Releases Draft Climate Negotiation Text for COP 21 in Paris
Well, as folks hopefully heard, the UNFCCC has released a draft of the text which will be part of the fall 2015 COP meeting in Paris. Now parties have to review and start thinking about how to respond this fall, as well as what information they will be bringing to the table. If recent trends are any indication, I’m not going to hold my breath for any real breakthrough in Paris, but only time will tell.
Almost 200 countries agreed a draft text for a deal to fight climate change on Friday, but put off hard choices about narrowing down a vast range of options for limiting a damaging rise in temperatures. Government delegates adopted the 86-page draft as the basis for negotiations on the deal due to be agreed later this year. But the document includes radically varying proposals for slowing climate change — one foresees a phase-out of net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, for instance, while another seeks a peak of emissions “as soon as possible”.
Read more on the story here… Nations agree draft text for deal to fight climate change.
Download the UN report here [UN Draft Climate Negotiation Text].