The Next Step – COP 16 Mexico
What will the outcome of this conference be?
Since the Copenhagen Accord is non-binding and has left numerous concepts to be agreed upon it has brought deliberation about COP 16, which the President of Mexico has announced will be hosted in Cancun from November 29 to December 10, 2010. This Conference will not only serve as an opportunity for government representatives to negotiate on how to reduce green house gas emissions but also a chance for all the people that will be taking part in this action to share their stories, opinions, thoughts, hopes and ideas to make our world an environmentally healthy place for everyone.
Our hope right now is to reach an agreement at this conference as a follow up to the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012. We might have a possibility for an establishment of a binding post-Kyoto international climate agreement in 2010 if climate legislation that offers essential emission cuts and international financial commitments is passed by the U.S. Senate before November 2010.
The conference is open to everyone and there is expected to be up to 20,000 participants. We hope for a good outcome at this conference, letâ€™s make it happen.