Policy Analysis

Dining in Advance of Durban: Leftovers in Panama and some new food for thought

By Melissa Harris, Jessica Boyle, Melissa Harris on October 19, 2011

The most recent meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) took place from Saturday, October 1 through Friday, October 7 in Panama City, Panama.

The Panama session was successful in moving discussions forward on a number of issues, including technology, adaptation, REDD+ and agriculture—but it also highlighted areas of significant divergence on the high-level issues of mitigation, finance sources and legal form. IISD's Climate Change and Energy team provides commentary on the outcomes of the Panama session and the outlook for COP 17 in Durban, South Africa.

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