UN Summit: Millennium Development Goals High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 65th Session: outcome document, New York, 17 September 2010

Sectors : Energy, climate change and technology, Climate change technology and research, Adaptation, Mitigation and low carbon growth
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Technology - Energy, climate change and technology

 “77. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 7, including through:

...(f) Supporting the implementation of national policies and strategies to combine, as appropriate, the increased use of new and renewable energy sources and low emission technologies, the more efficient use of energy, greater reliance on advanced energy technologies, including cleaner fossil fuel technologies, and the sustainable use of traditional energy resources, as well as promoting access to modern, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy services and enhancing national capacities to meet the growing energy demand, as appropriate, supported by international cooperation in this field and by the promotion of the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable energy technologies and the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Mitigation and low carbon growth

 “26. We recognize that climate change poses serious risks and challenges to all countries, especially developing countries. We commit to addressing climate change in accordance with the principles and provisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities. We maintain the Framework Convention as the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.” 

Scope: 
International

 “77. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 7, including through:

...(g) Maintaining that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change, calling upon States to take urgent global action to address climate change in accordance with the principles identified in the Convention, including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities...”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Adaptation

 “32. We recognize the unique and particular vulnerabilities of small island developing States and reaffirm our commitment to take urgent and concrete action to address those vulnerabilities through the full and effective implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.”

Scope: 
International