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13.12.2010 / News - EU Level

Results from UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun

The conference ended with the adoption of a balanced package of decisions that sets all governments more firmly on the path towards a low-emissions future and support enhanced action on climate change in the developing world.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. It encompassed the sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) and the sixth Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. It ended with the adoption of a balanced package of decisions that sets all governments more firmly on the path towards a low-emissions future and support enhanced action on climate change in the developing world. The package named 'Cancun Agreements' includes a set of initiatives and institutions to protect the poor and the vulnerable from climate change and to deploy the money and technology that developing countries need to plan and build their own sustainable futures. And they agreed to launch concrete action to preserve forests in developing nations, which will increase going forward. They also agreed that countries need to work to stay below a two degree temperature rise and they set a clear timetable for review, to ensure that global action is adequate to meet the emerging reality of climate change.
Find more information and all the decisions adopted in Cancun here:
unfccc.int/2860.php