The Bali Action Plan, adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2007, offers an opportunity to create a new space for enhanced mitigation action in developing countries through Nationally Appropriate
As country representatives meet under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to forge a new climate agreement, a major challenge dominates discussions: how can a system be created to assure that countries are held accountable for their commitments and a
Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed in the Bali Action Plan to consider a set of “measurable, reportable, and verifiable” (MRV) responsibilities: nationally appropriate mitigation commitments or actions by all developed country parties; nationally
- Trade measures have been included in draft climate legislation in the U.S. and considered in the EU in an effort to achieve several policy objectives: to protect domestic industry from competition (“competitiveness”), to prevent greenhouse gas polluting industries from moving overseas
This paper explores key provisions of the Bali Action Plan (BAP), adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2007, that begin to address these questions as part of a road map to a post 2012 agreement.
As political momentum surrounding climate change builds in the US, policymakers are taking a fresh look at national climate policy and American involvement in multilateral climate negotiations.
As concern about climate change climbs to unprecedented levels, one of the most important steps that a country, region, or state can take to address it is to establish a sound and credible platform to account for and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from corporations.
Obtaining relevant and reliable data is the first step in addressing any environmental problem, with global climate change being no exception.