Tag: Bonn 2012
Distinguished delegates. Thank you for the opportunity to speak. My name is Lies Craeynest from Oxfam International, and I will speak on behalf of the Climate Action Network.
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|National term of endearment/greeting:||Mate|
|Annual alcohol consumption:||10 litres per person per year|
|Annual cheese consumption:||12 kilograms per person per year|
|Best things about Australia:||Sun, surf, sand. Great Barrier Reef irreplaceable natural asset currently under threat from the coal industry. Excellent coffee.|
|Worst things about Australia:||World's smallest, killer jellyfish. Dangerous addiction to coal.|
|Things you didn't know:||89% of Australians live in an urban area. 24% of Australians were born in another country. No one drinks Fosters.|
|Existing unconditional pledge on the table:||5% below 2000 levels by 2020 (4% below 1990)|
|Existing conditional pledge (upper end):||25% below 2000 levels by 2020|
|Next step to increase ambition by COP18:||This year: a KP QELRO consistent with cuts of at least 25% below 2000 levels by 2020. And a commitment to work in the ADP process to raise ambition further (toward 40% by 2020)|
|Rationale:||Australia has set conditions for moving its target from 5% to 15% to 25%. The conditions for the 15% target have been met, according to government briefings|