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Norway’s deforestation plans could be left behind at COP16. Norway’s negotiations for clean development strategies have been reasonably successful. However, the deforestation issue left the environmentalists disappointed. The proposed climate agreement under negotiation at the COP16 Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico, includes CO2 capture in the list of clean development strategies to reduce carbon emissions. “We can actually achieve real and substantial emission reductions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that CO2 capture must be included as a solution if we are to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to two degrees," Norway's chief negotiator Audun Rosland told Aftenposten earlier this week in an interview from Cancun.

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Norway’s deforestation plans could be left behind at COP16

Published on Thursday, 9th December, 2010 at 23:55 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last Updated on 10th December 2010 at 15:53.

Norway’s negotiations for clean development strategies have been reasonably successful. However, the deforestation issue left the environmentalists disappointed.

Erik Solheim
'Achieving agreement on the rainforests is vital for all humanity'Erik Solheim
Photo: Harry Wad/Wikimedia Commons


Hot air?

The proposed climate agreement under negotiation at the COP16 Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico, includes CO2 capture in the list of clean development strategies to reduce carbon emissions.

“We can actually achieve real and substantial emission reductions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that CO2 capture must be included as a solution if we are to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to two degrees," Norway's chief negotiator Audun Rosland told Aftenposten earlier this week in an interview from Cancun.

Developing countries can get funding from rich ones to help them with their efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions by using the Clean Development Mechanism. The CDM enables developing countries to earn certified emission reduction (CER). Each credit is equivalent to one ton of CO2.

Vital

Meanwhile, Rainforest Foundation Norway’s (Regnskogfondet) General Manager, Lars Løvold, expresses his disappointment with the new wording of the climate agreement text, criticizing some of its results in the area of deforestation.

“The new draft agreement neither provides for the biologically rich natural forests, nor does it protect the rights of indigenous people living in these forests. Norway has an important role to play here,” he says in an article on the organisation’s website.

Minister of the Environment Erik Solheim believes reaching a common agreement on the rainforests is vital for everyone.

“Achieving agreement on the rainforests is for the good of all humanity. Reaching a deal is in the interests of Norway, Indonesia, Brazil and the United States. Everything else should be unconnected so we can move forward,” he tells NRK.




Published on Thursday, 9th December, 2010 at 23:55 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last updated on 10th December 2010 at 15:53.

This post has the following tags: cop16, cancun, climate, summit, mexico, jens, stoltenberg, erik, solheim, audun, rosland, lars, loevold, regnskogfondet, rainforest, co2, carbon, dioxide.





  
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