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 : Adaptation, Climate change financing, Mitigation and low carbon growth, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, Climate change technology and research, Investment, Human Rights
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change financing

“2. Further affirms that:...  

 ...(d) Mobilization and provision of scaled up, new, additional, adequate and predictable financial resources is necessary to address the adaptation and mitigation needs  of developing countries;...” 

 
Scope: 
International

“95. Takes note of the collective commitment by developed countries to provide new and additional resources, including forestry and investments through international institutions, approaching USD 30 billion for the period 2010-2012, with a balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation; funding for adaptation will be prioritized for the most vulnerable developing countries, such as the least developed countries, small island developing States and Africa;” 

Scope: 
Africa

“100. Decides that a significant share of new multilateral funding for adaptation should flow through the Green Climate Fund;” 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change technology and research

“2. Further affirms that:...  

...(c) All Parties should cooperate, consistent with the principles of the Convention, through effective mechanisms, enhanced means and appropriate enabling environments, and enhance technology development and the transfer of technologies to developing country Parties to enable action on mitigation and adaptation;...” 

 
Scope: 
International

“113. Decides that the objective of enhanced action on technology development and transfer is to support action on mitigation and adaptation in order to achieve the full implementation of the Convention,” 

Scope: 
International

“120. Decides that priority areas that could be considered under the Convention may include, inter alia: 

(a) Development and enhancement of endogenous capacities and technologies of developing country Parties, including cooperative research, development and demonstration programmes; 

(b) Deployment and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies and knowhow in developing country Parties; 

(c) Increased public and private investment in technology development, deployment, diffusion and transfer; 

(d) Deployment of soft and hard technologies for the implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions; 

(e) Improved climate change observation systems and related information management; 

(f) Strengthening of national systems of innovation and technology innovation centres;  

(g) Development and implementation of national technology plans for mitigation and adaptation;” 

 
Scope: 
International

“120. Decides that priority areas that could be considered under the Convention may include, inter alia: 

(a) Development and enhancement of endogenous capacities and technologies of developing country Parties, including cooperative research, development and demonstration programmes; 

(b) Deployment and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies and knowhow in developing country Parties; 

(c) Increased public and private investment in technology development, deployment, diffusion and transfer; 

(d) Deployment of soft and hard technologies for the implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions; 

(e) Improved climate change observation systems and related information management; 

(f) Strengthening of national systems of innovation and technology innovation centres;  

(g) Development and implementation of national technology plans for mitigation and adaptation;” 

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Adaptation

“Recalling its decision 1/CP.13 (the Bali Action Plan), and decision 1/CP.15... 

...Reaffirming the commitment to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action, now, up to and beyond 2012, in order to achieve the ultimate objective of the Convention,...” 

 
Scope: 
International

“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.” 

Scope: 
International

“2. Further affirms that:  

...(b) Adaptation must be addressed with the same priority as mitigation and requires appropriate institutional arrangements to enhance adaptation action and support;...” 

 
Scope: 
International

“13. Decides to hereby establish the Cancun Adaptation Framework encompassing the provisions laid out below, with the objective of enhancing action on adaptation, including through international cooperation and coherent consideration of matters relating to adaptation under the Convention;”  

Scope: 
International

“14. Invites all Parties to enhance action on adaptation under the Cancun Adaptation Framework...by undertaking, inter alia, the following:

(a) Planning, prioritizing and implementing adaptation actions, including projects and programmes, and actions identified in national and sub national adaptation plans and strategies, national adaptation programmes of action of the least developed countries, national communications, technology needs assessments and other relevant national planning documents; 

(b) Impact, vulnerability and adaptation assessments, including assessments of financial needs as well as economic, social and environmental evaluation of adaptation options; 

(c) Strengthening institutional capacities and enabling environments for adaptation, including for climate-resilient development and vulnerability reduction;” 

 
Scope: 
International

 “14. Invites all Parties to enhance action on adaptation under the Cancun Adaptation Framework...by undertaking, inter alia, the following:

(f) Measures to enhance understanding, coordination and cooperation with regard to climate change induced displacement, migration and planned relocation, where appropriate, at national, regional and international levels;...” 

 
Scope: 
International

“15. Decides to hereby establish a process to enable least developed country Parties to formulate and implement national adaptation plans, building upon their experience in preparing and implementing national adaptation programmes of action, as a means of identifying medium and long-term adaptation needs and developing and implementing strategies and programmes to address those needs;” 

Scope: 
International

“18. Requests developed country Parties to provide developing country Parties, taking into account the needs of those  that are particularly vulnerable, with long-term, scaled-up, predictable, new and additional finance, technology, and capacity-building, consistent with relevant provisions, to implement urgent, short-, medium- and long-term adaptation actions, plans, programmes and projects at local, national, sub-regional and regional levels, in and across different economic and social sectors and ecosystems, as well as to undertake the activities referred to in paragraphs 14-16, above and paragraphs 30, 32 and 33 below; “ 

Scope: 
International