Cancun agreements

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Cancun agreements outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention - Draft decision, advance unedited version
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Draft decision -/CP.16
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Disaster Risk Reduction Program, Florida International University (DRR/FIU) ( summary contributor )
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
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Climate change -- Mexico ( lcshac )
Risk mangement -- Mexico ( lcshac )
Risk assessment -- Mexico ( lcshac )
non-fiction ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
North and Central America -- Mexico


This UN document outlines a structure for meeting the objectives of the Bali Action Plan that recognizes climate change as an unambiguous reality and threat to international stability. Its primary focus is the global reduction of emissions, delineating roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, frameworks for collaboration, and benchmarks. The document begins by outlining a shared vision for long-term cooperation on reducing global emissions, with acceptance that the primary cause for climate change is increases in human-produced greenhouse gases being a starting point. It addresses the need to help those most vulnerable to climate change adapt and build resilience to their new environmental context. The established Cancun Adaptation Framework will take into account the specific national and regional development priorities affected by climate change. The working group then turns to the need to make deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions. It discusses the distinct roles that developed and developing countries will have in this process. The next section discusses policy approaches that produce inducements for reducing emissions, and opportunities to use markets to enhance the cost-effectiveness of mitigation. It then advocates for integrating responses to climate change into development planning to prevent adverse impacts on socioeconomic growth. The final section of the document highlights how financial, technological, and capacity-building support will be facilitated. It outlines the establishment of a Green Climate Fund, and the creation of a Technology Mechanism to promote international cooperation on the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries. The document emphasizes climate-resilient development through economic diversification and the sustainable management of natural resources. Achieving this will require improving knowledge systems and public awareness as central aspects of a participatory approach to building resilience. The working group also acknowledges that developed countries are historically responsible for the bulk of global emissions, and thus must be at the forefront of the mitigation effort. It recognizes that the prevailing priority for developing countries is socioeconomic development and poverty eradication, and that these development needs will lead to global emissions. Taking this into account, it calls for developing countries to work within the context of sustainable development, promising support from the developing world. ( English )
Climate Change ( English )
(2010). Outcome of the work of the ad hoc working group on long-term cooperative action under the convention. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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