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, Mitigation and low carbon growth
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 - 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;”