CAN Intervention in the COP18 LCA Opening Plenary, 27 November, 2012


LCA Opening Plenary Intervention 

COP18, Doha

27 November, 2012

Photo Credit: IISD

Thank you Chairs. 

My name is Ben Namakin and I am from Kiribati speaking for CAN.

It is crucial that the LCA conclude here in Doha, however there is work to be done to ensure a meaningful outcome. 

Equity is a key component of the 2015 Protocol and needs to be in the discussion.

A new market mechanism and framework for various approaches must be based on international standards that guarantee real, permanent, additional and verified emission reductions, secure global net atmospheric benefits and avoid double-counting.

However, market mechanisms are useless without increased ambition. It is imperative that all developed countries:
–          Increase their 2020 pledges substantially
–          Express their 2020 targets as carbon budgets; and
–          agree on common accounting rules. 

Last year saw numerous climate related disasters. Climate finance for the 2013-2015 period needs to at least double that of Fast Start with a roadmap for scaling up to at least $100 billion per year by 2020.  It is crucial the outcome in Doha guarantees a high level political space for negotiations on finance to continue.  

One area that does not need further work is the scope of the review of the temperature goal, however Parties must decide on a strong body to conduct that review. 

Thank you. 


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