Expressing concern over the slow progress in climate change negotiations, Bangladesh demanded a legally binding agreement implementing the Bali Action Plan.
The Bangladesh delegation at a press briefing in Copenhagen said negotiations are being done by a handful of influential parties bypassing the most vulnerable countries (MVCs) and least developed countries (LDCs).
In the international climate negotiations leading up to a Copenhagen agreement, different topics are often discussed separately and with specialized experts. This implies that synergies between concepts are sometimes not identified.
After months of faltering and incremental progress on negotiating text, two months before the end of the two year process leading to the Copenhagen Climate Conference, 2009, diplomats in Bangkok finally started debating the substantive ideas underlying Parties
The Bangladesh climate change strategy and action plan 2009 is presented in two parts. The first part provides the background issues based on physical and climatic contexts, core socio-economic realities and policies in the country and the consequent rationale for a strategy on climate change based on the vision for future development of the country.
The purpose of this brief is to highlight the close inter-linkages between climate change and the world of work. It aims to promote a better understanding between both spheres and greater coherence between climate, social and labour policies.
This Draft Discussion Paper is intended to provide the climate negotiators with key recommendations on how to include land transport in the climate change negotiations of the Bali Action Plan. Most of the ideas are also relevant to freight transport as well as other modes such as air and maritime. This document reflects the current state of the negotiations.
Bali once had a reputation as a tropical idyll. But the unfettered expansion of mass tourism on the island has created mountains of trash, overwhelming the ability of the Balinese, who traditionally wrapped and served food in palm leaves or other biodegradable plant material, to manage the mess. Plastic and other waste has simply been dumped or burned.