Governments Give ‘Green Light’ For Draft Agreement For Negotiation In October In Advance Of Paris
The latest round of UN climate change negotiations ended today on track to produce the first comprehensive draft of the new, universal climate change agreement that governments are committed to reach in Paris, in December.
The draft, to be drawn up by Ahmed Djoghlaf of Algeria and Daniel Reifsnyder of the United States will present clear options and ways forward on all elements of the agreement and the decisions that will operationalize it from 2020.
“At this session, countries have crystalized their positions and have requested the Co-Chairs to produce a concise basis for negotiations with clear options for the next negotiating session in October. This means that we will arrive in Paris on time without too much turbulence– not before, not later,” said Mr Djoghlaf, Co-Chair of the ADP, the negotiating body tasked with reaching the agreement that must put the world on a path to stay beneath a 2 degree Celsius temperature rise.