Day 10: Pushing for More

  • Another, “clean” 29-page draft was released by COP21 President Laurent Fabius this afternoon
  • Big issues remain: long term goals for temperature, developed vs. developing nation differentiationfinancetransparency in monitoring and reporting, and ratcheting up future commitments
  • Intergenerational equity and aviation/maritime transport emissions were dropped from the text
  • Sen. John Kerry announced a doubling of U.S. grant-based financing for developing nations to $860 million
  • The U.S. joined a “high ambition coalition” to push for a strong agreement
  • No walkouts or threats of breaking consensus yet — unlike in previous years

Article of the Day: Several constituencies express concerns about the new draft. http://ens-newswire.com/2015/12/09/cop21-paris-climate-outcome-draft-sparks-protests/

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Day 10: Pushing for More

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