COP16: EU: Cancun deal progressing but gaps remain

A COP16 package is taking form, but some areas have not seen sufficient progress, to the consternation of the EU, says Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action.

The Cancún climate change talks have entered the final phase in which individual topics are no longer on the table for discussion and nations are focusing instead on an overall package.

Among those issues of concern to the EU are the questions on MRV, future market mechanisms and the emissions gap estimated should countries not increase the ambitions of their cuts.

“These are not minor details,” warns Hedegaard. “These are very crucial issues.”

A Cancún accord must state that “the obvious” that current emissions cut pledges will only reach 60% of the Log in to read complete article.

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