APRODEV Lobby Points for COP 16, Cancun
APRODEV is urging the Parties to ensure that the upcoming session of the UN climate talks in Cancun are a major stepping stone towards the next phase of global action on climate change – due to be agreed at COP 17 in Durban in December 2011. APRODEV believes that renewed demonstrable EU leadership alongside more active engagement from other Annex 1 Parties is a must and a pre-requisite to enable discussions to move forward and to bridge the currently widening trust gap, in particular between industrialized and developing countries.
APRODEV Climate Finance Position
APRODEV communiqué on the legal form, COP 16
Copenhagen Legal Options & Equity
The Aprodev Climate Change Working Group launched the report "Copenhagen Legal Options & Equity" on November 5 at the UN Climate talks in Barcelona , the final round of negotiations before COP 15 in December. Read the press release.
The report draws the conclusion that the Kyoto Protocol needs to be extended and improved - not replaced. Building a new treaty from scratch would not only put equity elements of the Kyoto Protocol at risk - it could also delay action, lower the global level of ambition and lead to continued negotiations for years to come. The climate and the world's poor and vulnerable cannot afford to wait any longer.
Read the report or position paper for the full analysis.
APRODEV Lobby Points: Key Elements of an Equitable International Climate Change Agreement, August 2009
APRODEV Finance Proposal: ‘The United Nations Climate Fund – An Equitable Financial Mechanism under the UNFCCC’, Submission to the UNFCCC, June 2009
APRODEV Poznan lobbying points