Focus on pledges

  • 30/10/2002

Focus on pledges future commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are likely to be among the most contentious issues at the eighth climate conference of parties (cop-8) to be held later this month in New Delhi. Several industrialised countries, including Denmark, Canada, Japan, Norway and the uk have indicated that they want to raise this topic at cop-8. However, at a recent informal meeting in New Delhi to discuss the agenda of the high-level segment of the conference, developing countries were categorical that they wanted to limit talks to the implementation of industrialised countries' existing commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

Developing countries do not want the subject of future commitments

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