UN 2011 Climate Change Conference in Bonn
The 2011 climate change negotiations in Bonn must deliver a new sense of urgency if December’s talks in Durban are going to produce a global deal on cutting greenhouse gases. The highest ever carbon emissions in 2010 should generate this urgency, but securing a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol, agreeing the form of the Convention’s Financial Mechanism and establishing the agenda for the run up to Durban all represent major political hurdles.
Members of the ODI Climate Change team are engaging in a range of side events, workshops and other events in Bonn, whether as part of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network or with other partners. Our particular focus will be on seeing progress from the Transitional Committee of the Green Climate Fund, promoting national ownership of climate finance and developing a robust mechanism for measuring, reporting and verifying financial flows.