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Jakarta Post

Renewed confidence in Cancun

  • Rebecca Razavi

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 23 2010   /  10:21 am

When delegates assembled in Cancun on Nov. 29 for the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, expectations were not high. Fresh in their minds was the memory of disappointed hopes in Copenhagen this time last year.  But in the early hours of Saturday morning, the Cancun Agreement was adopted, to the delight and relief of over 190 countries who believe in the importance of a global deal to tackle climate change and in the UN process as a way of achieving it. The Cancun Agreement covers progress on a wide range of measures. Decisions were reached on bringing details of both developed and developing countries’ actions to reduce emissions into the UN system and developing systems for measuring, reporting and verifying emission reductions and actions in line with countries’ commitments. The conference agreed the establishment of a Green Climat...