This weekend we had the completion of the COP/MOP UNCCC Conference on climate change.The reporting and commentary is predictable in that the MSM and the environmental lobbyisits are citing that there is an extension of Kyoto and that there are effective emission reductions to be realised.
Fitzsimons says "The UN's climate change summit in Montreal finished yesterday with all countries, including the US, signing up to an agreement to continue a unified global approach to tackling the issue.
"The Kyoto Protocol is still alive and is only going to get stronger from here on in," Ms Fitzsimons says.
"Even the United States has now recognised that the damage that climate change will cause will be so great that humanity must take collective action. No nation state is now trying to pretend it isn't happening."
Now it is easy to be confused as the reporting in the MSM is restricted by both the limited intellect of the reporters and those reading and commenting on it.
This is easily understandable as I think that there may be only 5 people on the planet who can understand the gobblydook technospeak that the EC and UN beaureucracy has prescribed in the agenda and working parties.
First let us look at some of the press releases and decisions.
Modalities, rules and guidelines for emissions trading
under Article 17 of the Kyoto Protocol1
(f) It submits the supplementary information on assigned amount in accordance with
Article 7, paragraph 1, and the requirements in the guidelines decided thereunder and makes any additions
to, and subtractions from, assigned amount pursuant to Article 3, paragraphs 7 and 8, including for the
activities under Article 3, paragraphs 3 and 4, in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 4, and the
requirements in the guidelines decided thereunder.
3. A Party included in Annex I with a commitment inscribed in Annex B shall be considered:
(a) To meet the eligibility requirements referred to in paragraph 2 above after 16 months
have elapsed since the submission of its report to facilitate the calculation of its assigned amount pursuant
to Article 3, paragraphs 7 and 8, and to demonstrate its capacity to account for its emissions and assigned
amount, in accordance with the modalities adopted for the accounting of assigned amount under Article 7,
paragraph 4, unless the enforcement branch of the Compliance Committee finds in accordance with
decision 24/CP.7 that the Party does not meet these requirements, or, at an earlier date, if the enforcement
branch of the Compliance Committee has decided that it is not proceeding with any questions of
implementation relating to these requirements indicated in reports of the expert review teams under
Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol, and has transmitted this information to the secretariat;
(b) To continue to meet the eligibility requirements referred to in paragraph 2 above
Well now that is clearer and understandable lets look at the decision from CP11 and see where the longterm solutions are so prescribed.
Dialogue on long-term cooperative action to address climate change by
enhancing implementation of the Convention
The Conference of the Parties,
Recalling the ultimate objective, principles and commitments of the Convention, as set out in its
Articles 2, 3 and 4,
Recognizing that climate change is a serious challenge that has the potential to affect every part
of the globe,
Deeply concerned that all countries, particularly developing countries, face an increased risk of
the negative impacts of climate change,
Reaffirming that economic and social development and poverty eradication are the first and
overriding priorities of developing country Parties,
Recognizing that the full implementation of the commitments of Parties included in Annex I to
the Convention will provide positive and innovative opportunities for developing countries to take more
action to address climate change,
Further recognizing that there is a diversity of approaches to address climate change,
Acknowledging that the global nature of climate change calls for the widest possible cooperation
and participation in an effective and appropriate international response, in accordance with the principles
of the Convention,
Recognizing the essential role of technology in addressing climate change and the urgent need to
initiate and enhance technology development and transfer for meaningful and effective actions to
implement Article 4, paragraph 5, of the Convention,
Recalling decision 4/CP.7, paragraph 4, which urges developed country Parties to provide
technical and financial assistance, as appropriate, through existing bilateral and multilateral cooperative
programmes to support the efforts of the Parties to enhance the implementation of Article 4, paragraph 5,
of the Convention,
1. Resolves to engage in a dialogue, without prejudice to any future negotiations,
commitments, process, framework or mandate under the Convention, to exchange experiences and
analyse strategic approaches for long-term cooperative action to address climate change that includes,
inter alia, the following areas:
(a) Advancing development goals in a sustainable way
(b) Addressing action on adaptation
(c) Realizing the full potential of technology
(d) Realizing the full potential of market-based opportunities;
2. Further resolves that the dialogue will take the form of an open and non-binding
exchange of views, information and ideas in support of enhanced implementation of the Convention, and
will not open any negotiations leading to new commitments;
3. Agrees that the dialogue will be informed by the best available scientific information and
assessment on climate change and its impacts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as
well as other relevant scientific, technical, social and economic information;
4. Further agrees that the dialogue should enable Parties to continue to develop effective
and appropriate national and international responses to climate change, and serve as a forum for
identifying actions to promote research, development, and deployment of, as well as investment in,
cleaner technologies and infrastructure;
5. Further agrees that the dialogue should identify approaches which would support, and
provide the enabling conditions for, actions put forward voluntarily by developing countries that promote
local sustainable development and mitigate climate change in a manner appropriate to national
circumstances, including concrete actions to enable countries, in particular developing countries, to
manage and adapt to climate change;
6. Further agrees that the dialogue should explore ways and means to promote access by
developing countries to cleaner and climate-friendly technologies and technologies for adaptation
through the creation of enabling environments, concrete actions and programmes;
7. Decides that:
(a) The dialogue will be conducted under the guidance of the Conference of the Parties and
will take place in up to four workshops, where possible pre-sessional workshops, open to
all Parties, to be organized by the secretariat, subject to the availability of resources;
(b) The dialogue will be facilitated by two co-facilitators, one from a Party included in
Annex I to the Convention and one from a Party not included in Annex I to the
Convention, who will be selected by each group, respectively;
(c) The two co-facilitators will report on the dialogue and on the information and diversity
of views presented by Parties to the twelfth (November 2006) and thirteenth
(December 2007) sessions of the Conference of the Parties;
8. Invites Parties to submit to the secretariat, no later than 15 April 2006, their initial views
on the issues to be discussed in this dialogue and requests the secretariat to make these submissions
available to the first workshop;
9. Notes that the organization of the discussions will require additional resources to enable
the participation of delegates from eligible Parties and to enable the secretariat to provide the necessary
support for the dialogue;
10. Encourages Parties to provide additional contributions to the Trust Fund for
Participation in the UNFCCC Process and additional supplementary funds for the work of the secretariat
to support this dialogue with the understanding that the dialogue will be conducted in the most
Yes and agreement to discuss and talk and confuse.A success claims the Environmentalists and the EC beaureaucracy no suggests others the changes are in afforestation and technology transfer and new technology and NUCLEAR FUSION.Yes there is to be enhanced funding of the ITER
Joint Press Release
TWELFTH ITER NEGOTIATION MEETING
Jeju, Korea, 6th December 2005
Delegations from China, European Union, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States of America gathered on Jeju Island, Korea, on 6th December 2005, to complete their negotiations on an Agreement on the joint implementation of the ITER international fusion energy project.
ITER is the experimental step between today’s studies of plasma physics and tomorrow's electricity-producing fusion power plants.
It is based around a hydrogen plasma torus operating at over 100 million °C, and will produce 500 MW of fusion power.
It is an international project involving The People's Republic of China, the European Union and Switzerland (represented by Euratom), Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America, under the auspices of the IAEA.
It is technically ready to start construction and the first plasma operation is expected in 2016.
Yes the old double bluff they could not see the carbon for the trees,
The greens and environmentalists have been saying Kyoto is the only game in town.
It is not the 6 country agreement ,the G8 initiative are also ,when people play big boys games remember hey use big boys rules!