Parties Present Views at the COP and CMP Plenary

Lima, 2 December 2014 (Indrajit Bose)

The twentieth session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the tenth session of the Conference of Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP10) convened a joint plenary on 1 December. Country groups outlined their expectations of Lima in their plenary statememts.
Several developing country Parties stressed on the process in the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), which has been tasked with drawing up of the 2015 agreement. Developing countries wanted the process to be transparent and inclusive and asked for text-based negotiations to begin. Any attempt to redefine or rewrite the Convention would complicate and delay the process, said Bolivia on behalf of the G77 and China.
The Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) too said that they do not want to see huddles or gavel-based negotiations and wanted to see Party-driven negotiations. It called for the 2015 outcome to be equitable. It also called on developed countries to do more rather than backslide on their commitments. Any attempts by developed countries to casually set aside pre-2020 ambition pose serious questions to their commitment, the group said.
The BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) group of countries added that work on the loss and damage mechanism should be furthered in Lima but with the recognition that enhanced implementation cannot be completed without financial support.
On the CMP, a large group of developing....

Lima News Update 4

UNFCCC / Kyoto Protocol / CMP 10, COP 20
1 December - 12 December 2014, Lima, Peru
by Indrajit Bose
Lima, 2 December 2014

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