United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP-16, Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention, Cancun, 29 November-10 December 2010

Sectors : International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Climate change financing, Political governance, Transparency and accountability, Mitigation and low carbon growth, Adaptation, Human Rights
Organisation : UN
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Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Governance - Political governance

“103. Also decides that the Fund shall be governed by a board of 24 members comprising an equal number of members from developing and developed country Parties; representation from developing country Parties shall include representatives from relevant United Nations regional groupings and representatives from small island developing States and the least developed countries; each board member shall have an alternate member; alternate members are entitled to participate in the meetings of the board only through the principal member, without the right to vote, unless they are serving as the member; during the absence of the member from all or part of the meeting of the board, his or her alternate shall serve as the member;” 


Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change financing

“96. Invites, in order to enhance transparency, developed country Parties to submit to the secretariat for compilation into an information document, by May 2011, 2012 and 2013, information on the resources provided to fulfil the commitment referred to in paragraph 95 above, including ways in which developing country Parties access these resources;” 


“98. Recognizes that developed country Parties commit, in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation, to a goal of mobilizing jointly USD 100 billion per year by 2020 to address the needs of developing countries;”  


Commitments in: Climate Change - Mitigation and low carbon growth

“80. Decides to consider the establishment, at its seventeenth session, of one or more market-based mechanisms to enhance the cost-effectiveness of, and to promote, mitigation actions, taking into account the following: 

(a) Ensuring voluntary participation of Parties, supported by the promotion of fair and equitable access for all Parties; 

(b) Complementing other means of support for nationally appropriate mitigation actions by developing country Parties; 

(c) Stimulating mitigation across broad segments of the economy; 

(d) Safeguarding environmental integrity; 

(e) Ensuring a net decrease and/or avoidance of global greenhouse gas emissions; 

(f) Assisting developed country Parties to meet part of their mitigation targets, while ensuring that the use of such mechanism or mechanisms is supplemental to domestic mitigation efforts; 

(g) Ensuring good governance and robust market functioning and regulation;” 


Commitments in: Climate Change - Adaptation

“Noting resolution 10/4 of the United Nations Human Rights Council on ‘human rights and climate change’, which recognizes that the adverse effects of climate change have a range of direct and indirect implications for the effective enjoyment of human rights and that the effects of climate change will be felt most acutely by those segments of the population that are already vulnerable owing to geography, gender, age, indigenous or minority status and disability.”