One thing the delegates do not want is a repetition of COP15. The Copenhagen Accord was never adopted as a legally binding agreement of the Convention. The real question before the delegates is whether we will emerge from these negotiations with a legally binding instrument. The Kyoto Protocol is the single such instrument the convention has in place. And it expires in two years.
Topic: climate change, mitigation, adaptation
Publication Year: 2010
Source: The Jakarta Post (December 10, 2010)