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REDD+: The Cancun Results

Issue date: 
25 January 2011

Comprehensive review of Cancun Climate Agreements and prospects for CoP17, 2011

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January 10, 2011


The results of CP16/CMP6 in Cancún, Mexico, held from November 29 through December 10, 2010, offer a reason to celebrate even though a post-2012 climate deal was not struck and thorny issues will remain unresolved until next year at CP17/CMP7 in Durban, South Africa. Both the UNFCCC as well as the Kyoto Protocol governing bodies adopted comprehensive, new and substantive decisions in Cancún.

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January 11, 2011

After Cancun: We’re all foresters now

The mild success of Cancun provided a great advance for the world’s foresters: global attention. But with this attention comes responsibility.

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January 5, 2011

Deputy Envoy for Climate Change Gives Post-Cancun Update

Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S.

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January 5, 2011

Cancun: The inside REDD Story

As a national delegate to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Party-16, I had an opportunity to witness interesting and rigorous deliberations on “climate change disputes” among the 194 parties.

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January 4th, 2011

Cancun’s ‘rushed’ forest deal

From the start of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations in Cancun, a global agreement to curb carbon emissions by stopping widespread deforestation was expected to be one of the talks’ main achievements.

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January 4, 2011

Forests Stand Taller after UN Climate Negotiations in Cancun

The challenge to delegates at United Nations (UN) climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico was to “Show Cancun Can!”. And for forests, Cancun did!

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January 6, 2011

Cancun: implications for business

Despite not agreeing legally binding commitments to reduce emissions, the Cancun conference does give more momentum to global, regional and local efforts to address climate change. As a result, the creation of incentives, penalties and trading arrangements in various forms in different markets becomes more likely.

The outcome of the conference reinforces our view that businesses should proactively address the business opportunities and risks around climate change to maximise shareholder returns.

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Tuesday 21 December

Why Bolivia stood alone in opposing the Cancún climate agreement

We were accused of being obstructionist, obstinate and unrealistic. But we feel an enormous obligation to set aside diplomacy and tell the truth

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December 20, 2010

The REDD+ Decision in Cancun

How does the new agreement on REDD set the stage for halting the destruction and degradation of forests?


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by Dr. Radut