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UNFCCC Bonn Meetings Press Briefing

June 7, 2010

Speaking to the press on the opening day of the session, Yvo de Boer said that the negotiations over the next two weeks will be on track if they keep focused on a common way forward towards a concrete and realistic goal at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún at the end of this year.

Mr. de Boer warned that whilst the Copenhagen meeting last December may have postponed an outcome for at least a year, it had not postponed the impacts of climate change. From Tuesday, governments will begin discussing a new text which can serve as the basis for negotiations.

To learn more about the Bonn Talks happening right now, visit the UNFCCC website here.

Also, within that press briefing by Mr Yvo de Boer, he mentioned the Oslo Initiatives. What exactly are they you might ask? Well, I ran some search on it and here it is! The Oslo Climate and Forest Conference was held on the 27th of May 2010.

There, countries came together to establish a global partnership to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). They set out to establish shared goals and designate a coordinating institution for the partnership. In addition, they aimed to make commitments to actions and financing, agree on guidelines and issue a framework for transparency and coordination. By establishing the first adequately funded, global, sector wide, transparent and coordinated fast start climate change partnership, the conference would then signal a new era in global climate change efforts.

Read more:

UNFCCC Intersessional Initiatives

Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010

The Road from Paris to Oslo by David Ritter

Forest for Climate



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