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The Nairobi climate change summit (COP 12 - MOP 2) : taking a deep breath before negotiating post-2012 targets?

  • The United Nations climate change conference in Nairobi came at the end of a year where public awareness of climate change had reached unprecedented heights. Nonetheless, the conference proceeded with its usual diplomatic ritual, apparently unaffected by time pressure. While it did see some progress on important issues for developing countries such as the Adaptation Fund, the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation to Climate Change, and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), on questions regarding the future of the regime it proved to be at best a confidence-building session that served to hear further views. More serious work on the future of the regime must therefore be expected of the next Conferences of theThe United Nations climate change conference in Nairobi came at the end of a year where public awareness of climate change had reached unprecedented heights. Nonetheless, the conference proceeded with its usual diplomatic ritual, apparently unaffected by time pressure. While it did see some progress on important issues for developing countries such as the Adaptation Fund, the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation to Climate Change, and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), on questions regarding the future of the regime it proved to be at best a confidence-building session that served to hear further views. More serious work on the future of the regime must therefore be expected of the next Conferences of the Parties. This article by Wolfgang Sterk, Hermann E. Ott, Rie Watanabe and Bettina Wittneben summarises the results of the conference.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Peer-Reviewed Article
Author:Wolfgang Sterk, Hermann E. Ott, Rie Watanabe, Bettina Wittneben
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-26154
Year of Publication:2007
Language:English
Source Title (English):Journal for European environmental & planning law
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1163/187601007X00145
Volume:4
Issue:2
First Page:139
Last Page:148
Release Date:2011/11/04
Division:Energie-, Verkehrs- und Klimapolitik
Präsidialbereich
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politik
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt