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UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Talks

UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Talks

 

Dean Emeritus Dick Ottinger is blogging live from The Bonn conference on Climate Change, the follow-up meeting of delegates to the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Treaty on Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC).  The Bonn conference is seeking to prepare agreements to be adopted by the next COP (COP-16) in November in Cancun, Mexico, and to complete the unfinished work of the Copenhagen COP-15 conference in December 2009.  The objective is to provide adequate measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels that will not threaten the world’s people and ecology with destruction from climate change. It is providing for a sequel to the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC that expires in  2012; it provided mandatory greenhouse gas emission reductions for developed countries and voluntary reductions for developing countries.

Dean Emeritus Ottinger is attending the Bonn conference as a member of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) delegation, and is also representing Pace Law School and the Environmental & Energy Study Institute, a Board which he chairs.  His mission is to help IUCN with its efforts to promote the objective of the conference and particularly to  promote sustainable energy measures as part of the negotiations.