TWN Cancun News Updates and Climate Briefings (November/December 2010)

Publisher: TWN (ISBN: 978-967-5412-47-9)

Year: 2011   No. of pages: 96


This is a collection of 20 News Updates, three articles and two Briefing Papers prepared by the Third World Network for and during the recent United Nations Climate Change Talks – the Sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 16) and Sixth Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 6), as well as the Thirty-third Sessions of both the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and the Thirteenth Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC AWG-LCA 13) and Fifteenth Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 15) – in Cancun, Mexico from 29 November to 10 December 2010.



1      What to Expect in Cancun: Some Key Issues                                                                        

2      A New Chair’s Text as Cancun Meetings Begin                                                                    

3      Cancun Meetings Begin with Call for “Balanced Outcome”                                                  

4      AWG-LCA Opening: Parties Voice Expectations for Cancun                                              

5      We’ll Never Accept 2nd Kyoto Period, Says Japan, Sparking Doubts on KP’s Survival        

6      SBI Starts Work, Debates Finance, Technology, National Communications, etc.                 

7      Mexican Presidency “Small Group” Meets on Mitigation; Co-facilitators Issue

        Non-papers on MRV                                                                                                         

8      Contact Group Established under COP on Proposals for New Protocols                             

9      Impasse over More Finance for Capacity Building May Affect Other Negotiations,

        Warn Developing Countries                                                                                                

10    Divergent Views in Contact Group on New Protocols under the UNFCCC                         

11    SBI Session Closes on a Positive Note, with More to be Done                                            

12    COP President Announces Ministerial Inputs, Assures Transparent Process                         

13    Transparency and Inclusiveness Take Centre Stage in Stock-taking                                     

14    Political Leaders Disappointed in Climate Finance and Slow Progress                                  

15    Cancun Conference Moves into Small Group “Consultations”                                              

16    Bolivia Strongly Calls for Return to Party-driven Negotiations                                              

17    Wide-ranging Views at High Level Segment and “Mexico Dialogue”                                    

18    Copenhagen Accord Fails to Deliver, Say Some SIDS and LDC Leaders                           

19    Cancun Texts Adopted, Overriding Bolivia’s Objections                                                     

20    Strange Outcome of Cancun Climate Conference                                                                


1      The Flaws in Japan’s Position                                                                                                     

2      Cancun Meeting Used WTO-type Methods to Reach Outcome                                            

3      Next Year’s Battle will be More Uphill                                                                                  


1      Form Follows Function – A note on the legal form of the Bali Action Plan Outcome               

2       Agriculture is Not a Carbon Commodity   

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