This year, there will be three “inter-sessional” sets of climate change negotiations. These are generally seen as preparatory negotiations preparatory to the end-of-year COPs. They are attended by civil servants, but not by ministers or heads of state. The first of 2011’s inter-sessionals is now underway in Bangkok, and the Climate Justice Movement has just released the statement below. Note that LCA refers to “long-term cooperative action”, which is one of the two core but parallel negotiating tracks currently being pursued under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the other track being further development of the Kyoto Procol. Annex I countries are the rich, developed countries.
Annex I countries : Put up or Shut Up!
Climate change negotiations in Bangkok have stalled over a dispute about the agenda of the LCA and commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
The agenda set for the LCA will determine the course of the negotiations for 2011, and likely well into the future. Continue reading