Saturday, December 13, 2008

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Poznań, Poland - COP 14

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Poznań, Poland - COP 14

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznań ended on Saturday, 13 December. The Conference was a milestone on the road to success for the processes which were launched under the Bali Road Map. The meeting came midway between COP 13 in Bali, which saw the launch of negotiations on strengthened international action on climate change, and COP 15 Copenhagen, at which the negotiations are set to conclude.

The Conference included the 29th sessions of the Convention’s subsidiary bodies - SBSTA and SBI – as well as the 4th session of the AWG-LCA and the 2nd part of the 6th session of the AWG-KP. Over eleven thousand participants attended the Poznań meeting, which both advanced international cooperation on a future climate change regime and ensured progress on key issues. More >>>

Decisions adopted by COP 14 and CMP 4 will be available here shortly

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[For Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Arctic communities as well as other vulnerable communities the following phrase, endorsed by over 80 countries made it into the summary of the LCA round table, which means it will likely be considered a "key outcome" from Poznan.

*Participants at the round table expressed the need for international solidarity in embarking on a low emissions path that safeguards the developmental aspirations and survival of the most vulnerable countries and people. * Editor]

Seychelles Country Statement on Climate Change delivered today by Ambassador Ronald Jumeau today at the High Level Session at UNFCCC COP XIV, Poznan, Poland on Behalf of the Seychelles, Small Island Developing States and the Alliance of Small Island States. Read Full Statement