ICTSD Submission | Views on Options and Ways for Further Increasing the Level of Ambition

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Date period
6 February 2012

SummaryResponding to a call from Parties to UNFCCC in Durban in December of 2011, ICTSD has submitted views on options and ways for further increasing the level of ambition in climate change action. Although recognizing the urgency to increase ambition in all areas under the "Durban Platform on Enhanced Action", notably adaptation, finance and technology development, ICTSD's submission focuses on mitigation. In particular it highlights the need to provide a space for addressing concerns for carbon leakage, which to date are one reason why some countries face difficultiues in adopting effective mitigation policies. It also proposes that the UNFCCC initiates a structured discussion about the role for the UNFCCC in relation to trade.