Cancun Agreement 2010

CANCUN CONVENTION ON SUBSEQUENT COMMITMENTS OF CONTRACTING PARTIES TO ANNEX I: Decision 1/CMP.6, which constitutes the PPP component of the CancĂșn Agreements, was adopted by the COP/MOP. In its decision, the COP/MOP agrees that the APP shall endeavour to complete its work in accordance with item 1/CMP.1 and to accept its results as soon as possible by the COP/MOP in order to avoid a gap between commitment periods. The AWG-KP is invited to continue its work on the basis of the text transmitted by the AWG-KP (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/CRP.4/Rev.4). The COP/MOP takes note of the existing macroeconomic emission reduction targets and urges Annex I Parties to raise the level of ambition of individual or Community emissions of emission reductions in order to reduce their total greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the range set out in IPCC RA4. The COP/MOP agrees that further work is needed to convert emission reduction targets into QELROs and that, during the second commitment period, the base year 1990 or the base year provided for in Article 3.5 of the Kyoto Protocol will be for the purpose of calculating the allocated quantities. In addition, it agrees that a reference year may be used on an optional basis for a Party`s own needs to express its QELROs, in addition to the list of its QELROs in relation to the base year. The parties` agreement in CancĂșn on a text of positive policy approaches and incentives to reduce deforestation and degradation (known as REDD+) addresses a number of issues that have been highlighted since the Bali Action Plan in 2007. Mukahanana-Sangarwe, Chair of the AWG-LCA, reported on topics that were not the subject of ministerial consultations under the AWG-LCA. With regard to different approaches, including opportunities to use markets to improve and promote the cost-effectiveness of mitigation measures, she said that the group had not yet reported. No agreement was reached on sector-wide approaches. It also stated that, as the parties had not been able to agree on a paragraph on “general framing”, some were not willing to address certain sectors. She stressed that the text on agriculture was “well advanced”, but that the group was not consulting further.

Conclusions of the COP/MOP: in its conclusions on the complaint by Croatia (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/L.7), the COP/MOP notes that it has initiated consideration of the complaint; Was unable to conclude consideration of this item at the present session; the item is therefore included in the provisional agenda of COP/MOP 7. .

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