Jakarta ( Berita ) : Developing countries grouped in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have agreed to discuss several substances of climate change issues put in the Copenhagen Accord, an official said.
Speaking to the press here on Thursday, Executive Chairman of the National Council for Climate Change (DNPI) Rachmat Witoelar said although almost all developing nations were opposed to the accord they had planned to discuss several substances of climate change issues in the accord.
“The several issues include preventing the global temperature rise of 2 degree Celcius, REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), adaptation and mitigation,” he said commenting on the results of the climate change talks held in Bonn, Germany on April 9-11.
The developing countries would discuss the substances of climate change issues and bring the results of their discussion to the 16th climate change conference scheduled for December 2010 in Cancun, Mexico, he said.
The former environment minister said the discussion would be held ahead of the Mexico meeting through two sessions under UNFCCC (Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action/AWG LCA) and the Kyoto Protocol (Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol/ AWG-KP). However, the UNFCCC member states had yet to discuss the substances at the Bonn meeting, he said. “Thank God they are willing to gather after they have been disappointed and angry with the results of COP-15 meeting,” he said. ( ant )