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December 4, 2010 - 12:20pm

#1 - Saudi Arabia

For suggesting a scheduled SBI agenda item on enhancing observer participation was, in effect, a waste of time.

December 4, 2010 - 12:18pm

ECO thought that leaving the gray winter chill for sunny weather here in Cancun, 
Canada wouldn’t want to hide behind an 
Japan certainly has been taking a lot of heat this week for its objection to a second Kyoto commitment period. But Canada has been under wraps – until yesterday, when the Executive Secretary yanked the umbrella away and exposed their true position to...

December 4, 2010 - 12:08pm

In line with the need to advance mitigation as well as integrating climate resilience and contributing to the MRV framework, ECO has noted the desirability of reaching an agreement in Cancun on Low Carbon Action Plans (LCAPs) for developing countries and Zero Carbon Action Plans (ZCAPs) for developed countries.  Here we note some of the positive work already happening in that regard.   ...

December 4, 2010 - 12:03pm

SATURDAY, December 4
21:00 - 05:00
Hotel Zone, Kukulcan km 9.5
City Buses along hotel zone 
(~ 8.5 pesos)
City buses operational all night
Open Bar Bracelet Option: 30-35 USD
Dancing! Surprise Guests!
Waterslide! Fun! 

December 4, 2010 - 11:59am

Dear ministers, let ECO be among the first to welcome you to bright and friendly Cancun.  The warm sunlight, sandy beaches and glittering pools create pleasant ‘wish you were here’ scenes.
We would certainly all enjoy some days by the pool or on the beach, sipping cold drinks and flipping through the pages of our new fair, ambitious and legally binding climate deal. But we must say,...

December 4, 2010 - 11:52am

It shouldn’t be too hard for Annex I countries to show needed leadership by actually agreeing emission reduction commitments in line with the top end of the IPCC 25-40% range.  After all, many reputable studies show how to reach that achievable goal.  But on the evidence thus far, those countries aren’t ready to embrace ambition yet.
Nevertheless, Annex I Parties can and should reach...