CAN submission on the Bali Action Plan, under the AWG-LCA
Statement by Martin Khor of the Third World Network at the Dialogue Plenary Session at the UNFCCC Vienna Climate Talks, 29 August 2007
The Climate Action Network (CAN) urges the Japan, the ‘self-claimed most energy efficient country’, to admit that it is only ‘one of the most energy efficient countries’and submit real mitigation potential, as well as concrete ranges of emission reduction in order to move the discussion forward.
InCAN’sviewthefirst review of Article 9 under the Kyoto Protocol was a missed opportunity to advance discussions on a number of important issues. CAN believes what is needed by 2009 is a single, coherent post 2012 agreement with commitments adequate to address the enormity of the challenges presented by climate change. The second Article 9 review has the potential to provide input towards this aim, if it is established as a process with a clear work program for 2008. However, CAN sees that the work needed to achieve a comprehensive post 2012 agreement is best served by a comprehensive mandate, to be agreed by Parties in Bali in December. The Bali Mandate will need to be based on the following principles and elements.