Originally posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 on the IISD’s Climate Change Policy & Practice Updates
by: Jessica Boyle, Project Manager, Climate Change & Energy, IISD, Soledad Aguilar, LL.M, Thematic Expert on Trade and Investment, Climate Change Policy & Practice / IISD RS (Argentina)
Given the outcomes of COP 17 in Durban, South Africa, and subsequent negotiating sessions in Bonn and Bangkok in 2012, achieving “success” under the newly formedAd Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) is proving to be a formidable task. Nonetheless, Parties have begun to envision a future where all major emitters may be under the same “mitigation tent.”
As COP 18 quickly approaches, it is important to consider where we have come since Durban in order to understand where things may go in Doha—and beyond. This brief commentary provides an overview of the current state of play in the negotiations, and explores four potential scenarios under the Durban Platform; including what each would mean in the context of reaching a new, inclusive and effective international climate change agreement…..