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From Positions to Agreement

Technology and Finance at the UNFCCC

This discussion paper describes the state of play in the international
negotiations at Poznan, Poland as Parties work
to ensure an agreement on technology and financial support
that enables mitigation in developing countries. It unpacks
and analyzes Parties’ submissions on the topic to the Ad
Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action
(AWG-LCA) under the Convention as of December 2008.
The analysis reveals some convergence and significant differences
in views. Resolving these differences will require
Parties to elaborate on their ideas, seek to understand the
needs that underlie each others’ positions, and work together
toward agreement on areas of common interest.

Executive Summary

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