15th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
The climate talks under the UNFCCC in Madrid that began on Dec 2 and ended on 15 Dec, have been hailed by many as the longest COP to date; and could only conclude with the adoption of several key decisions that were procedural in nature, for the further work to be continued next year, kicking the
At the closing plenary of the climate talks in Madrid that went overtime till Sunday, Dec 15, Parties adopted overarching or cover decisions, following intense wrangling behind closed doors, that revealed opposition from developed countries in having a strong outcome on addressing their pre-2020
The UN climate talks ended almost two days later than scheduled on Sunday, Dec 15, where some key decisions were unable to be adopted, mainly because of clashes of opinion between developed and developing countries.
The climate talks under the UNFCCC are scheduled to end today, 13 Dec.
As the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) concluded their work and held their final plenary meetings late night on 9 Dec that spilled over to early morning of 10th Dec, many key issues remain unresolved at the Madrid climate talks, which will now be handled by “pairs of ministers” and “senior member