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 technology and research, Mitigation and low carbon growth, Investment, Climate change financing
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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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

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

...(g) Research, development, demonstration, diffusion, deployment and transfer of technologies, practices and processes; and capacity-building for adaptation, with a view to promoting access to technologies, in particular in developing country Parties; 

(h) Strengthening data, information and knowledge systems, education and public awareness; 

(i) Improving climate-related research and systematic observation for climate data collection, archiving, analysis and modelling in order to provide decision makers at national and regional levels with improved climate-related data and information;...”  

 
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

“117. Decides to establish a Technology Mechanism to facilitate the implementation of actions for achieving the objective referred to in paragraphs 113-115 above, under the guidance of and accountable to the Conference  of the Parties, which will consist of the following components: 

(a) A Technology Executive Committee to undertake the functions contained in paragraph 121 below;  

(b) A Climate Technology Centre and Network to undertake the functions contained in paragraph 123 below;” 

 
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 - Mitigation and low carbon growth

“40. Decides, building on existing reporting and review guidelines, processes and experiences, to enhance reporting in the national communications of Parties included in Annex I to the Convention on mitigation targets and on the provision of financial, technological and capacity-building support to developing country Parties as follows: 

(a) Developed countries should submit annual greenhouse gas inventories and inventory reports and biennial reports on their progress in achieving emission reductions, including information on mitigation actions to achieve their quantified economy-wide emissions targets and emission reductions achieved, projected emissions and on the provision of financial, technology and capacity-building support to developing country Parties; 

(b) Developed countries shall submit supplementary information on the achievement of quantified economy-wide emission reductions;  

(c) Developed countries shall improve the reporting of information on the provision of financial, technology and capacity-building support to developing country Parties;” 

 
Scope: 
International

“52. Decides that, in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 3, of the Convention, developed country Parties shall provide enhanced financial, technological and capacity building support for the preparation and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions of developing country Parties and for enhanced reporting by these Parties;” 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Adaptation

“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