Understanding Copenhagen Accord


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After represented Indonesian Youth in COP15 Climate Change Conference, Yangki Suara give a presentation in Padjadjaran University about Copenhagen Accord.

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Understanding Copenhagen Accord

  1. 1. UnderstandingCopenhagen Accord<br />YangkiImadeSuara<br />XDX BEM FE UNPAD<br />23 Feb 2010<br />yangkiimade@hotmail.com<br />
  2. 2. Participating in COP15, Copenhagen, Denmark as Global South Youth Delegation (GSYD) under Taking IT Global Delegation (Canada) and part of International Youth Climate Movement (IYCM) / Youth Non-Governmental Organization (YOUNGO) Constituency<br />On Progress : Final Thesis about Environmental Economics<br />
  3. 3. Samuelson & Nordhaus, 2005Economics, 18th edition p.377<br />Of all the environmental issues, none is so worrisome to scientist as the threat of global warming from the greenhouse effect. Climatologist and other scientists warn that the accumulation of gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) largely produced by the combustion of fossil fuels, is likely to lead to global warming and other significant climatic changes over the next century.<br />
  4. 4. Becoming A Delegate for the UNFCCC Meeting<br />
  5. 5. Becoming A Delegate for the UNFCCC Meeting<br />Registration as Global South Youth Delegation (GSYD)<br />Form, Essay, Letter of Recommendation (ECO Indonesia)<br />Apply to European Youth Jenuesse (European Youth Forum) http://www.youthforum.org/<br />Accreditation Letter<br />350.org, Greenpeace, WWF, Walhi, TakingITGlobal, etc<br />Fund Raising <br />Families, Colleagues, Company, Organization, etc<br />Document Preparation<br />Ticket, Visa, Insurance, Registration for side event, COY, etc<br />UNFCCC Meeting<br />COY, COP, Side Event, Networking, etc<br />
  6. 6. COP15 @ Copenhagen, Denmark<br />COY5, 5-6 Dec 2009<br />COP15, 7-18 Dec 2009<br />Wrap Up Event, 19-20 Dec 2009<br />
  7. 7. A day at the UNFCCC<br /><ul><li>Formal negotiations
  8. 8. Other activities</li></ul>8am AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States) / other block meetings<br />9am G77 and CHINA<br />10am – 11.30am Negotiations<br />contact groups, plenary, informal groups<br />11.30am – 1pm Negotiations<br />1pm CfRN (Coalition for Rainforest Nations)/ LDCs / Other block meetings<br />2pm G77<br />3pm – 4.30pm Negotiations<br />4.30pm – 6pm Negotiations<br />6pm AOSIS / other block meetings<br />Late – meetings of various groups<br />Source : IYCM Daily Agenda<br />Youth meetings<br />Side events<br />Invitational dinners / lunches<br />Delegation meetings<br />Media briefings<br />NGO meetings<br />Corridor meetings<br />Bilaterals / Multilaterals<br />
  9. 9. What I’m Doing<br />Dec 7-18 Meeting, Meeting and Meeting<br />Participating in COY5, COP15<br />Dec 12 Long March Event<br />Lunch with Dutch Ministry (GSYD)<br />Cocktail Party with EDF & another 15 youth climate leader (IYCN, UKYCC, AYCC, SustainUS, Vietnam, Kenya, Canada, etc)<br />Dinner with European Climate Parliament Member<br />Participating in Side Event & Wrap-Up Event<br />Involved in Bottom Lining Team, Global South Youth, SEA & EA Youth, Media & Communication Team, Youth Forest Group, COY6 Organizer (YOUNGO)<br />Networking<br />Visiting 4 cities in 4 countries with 4 different languages & currencies.<br />
  10. 10. Copenhagen Accord Flash Back<br /><ul><li>Friday Morning (Dec 18)
  11. 11. Saturday (19 Dec)</li></li></ul><li>Copenhagen Accord<br />Friday Morning, December 18, 2009, heads of state arrived in Copenhagen for the scheduled final day of the UN Climate Change Conference. After two weeks of work, negotiators had reached minor agreements on some items, but were still far from consensus on the most difficult issues.<br />December 19. Copenhagen Accord Release after 13 hours meeting among the parties.<br />
  12. 12. Copenhagen Accord<br />The accord call for all the nations to reduce emissions, invest in clean energy technology and practices, and help people adapt to the effects of climate change. The accord also, for the first time, acknowledges that staying below 2 degrees Celsius may not be sufficient and includes a review in 2015 of the need to potentially aim for staying below 1.5 degrees Celsius, or an atmospheric C02 concentration of 350 ppm.<br />
  13. 13. Six Most Critical Aspect in Accord<br />Reducing emission below 2 degrees<br />Deadline for submitting emissions commitments (31 Jan 2010)<br />Verifying emission reduction<br />Commitment to Short and Long-Term Finance<br />Scientific Assessment<br />Continue negotiations under the UNFCCC<br />
  14. 14. Copenhagen Accord Commitment<br />Deadline for submitting emissions commitments has passed (31 Jan 2010). Press Release by UNFCCC.<br />100 countries, including the 27-member EU, are likely to or have engaged with the accord (80.9% of global emissions)*<br />4 countries will not engage with the accord (0.58% of global emissions)*(Cuba, Ecuador, Kuwait & Nauru)<br />* World Resources Institute, Climate Analysis Indicator Tool (CAIT). 2005, includes land-use change & forestry.<br />
  15. 15. Reported Reaction after Jan 31, 2010<br /><ul><li>Source : UNFCCC Final Report on Copenhagen Accord</li></li></ul><li>Next UNFCCC Event<br />2-5 Mar - Technical Workshop @ Apia, Samoa<br />31 May – 11 Jun – Bonn Climate Change Talk (1st Round) @ Bonn, Germany<br />8 – 19 Nov – 2nd Round of Talk @ Cancun, Mexico<br />27-28 Nov - COY6 @ Cancun, Mexico http://coy6.110mb.com/<br />29 Nov – 10 Dec - COP16 @ Cancun, Mexico http://www.cop16.mx/<br /><ul><li>http://youthclimate.org
  16. 16. http://tigweb.org
  17. 17. http://groups.tigweb.org/cop15
  18. 18. http://eco-indonesia.com
  19. 19. http://www.youthforum.org/
  20. 20. http://kandankilmu.blogspot.com/
  21. 21. http://unfccc.int/</li></li></ul><li>COP15 Snapshot<br />
  22. 22. You will not get smarter if you don’t ask (Orin Langelle, KlimaForum09, 9 Dec 09, Copenhagen, Denmark)<br />Stay Hungry Stay Foolish (Steve Jobs, CEO Apple)<br />