United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP-16, Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention, Cancun, 29 November-10 December 2010

Sectors : Environmental degradation and natural resource management, General health and health funding, Sustainable development, Food security, Infrastructure General, Adaptation, Climate change financing, Mitigation and low carbon growth
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Environment - Environmental degradation and natural resource management

 “14. Invites all Parties to enhance action on adaptation under the Cancun Adaptation Framework...by undertaking, inter alia, the following:...

...(d) Building resilience of socio-economic and ecological systems, including through economic diversification and sustainable management of natural resources;                                                      

Including in the areas of water resources; health; agriculture and food security; infrastructure; socioeconomic activities; terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems; and coastal zones. 


“68. Encourages all Parties to find effective ways to reduce the human pressure on forests that results in greenhouse gas emissions, including actions to address drivers of deforestation;”


“70. Encourages developing country Parties to contribute to mitigation actions in the forest sector by undertaking the following activities, as deemed appropriate by each Party and in accordance with their respective capabilities and national circumstances: 

(a) Reducing emissions from deforestation;  

(b) Reducing emissions from forest degradation;  

(c) Conservation of forest carbon stocks;  

(d) Sustainable management of forest;  

(e) Enhancement of forest carbon stocks;” 


Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change financing

“95. Takes note of the collective commitment by developed countries to provide new and additional resources, including forestry and investments through international institutions, approaching USD 30 billion for the period 2010-2012, with a balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation; funding for adaptation will be prioritized for the most vulnerable developing countries, such as the least developed countries, small island developing States and Africa;” 


Commitments in: Climate Change - Mitigation and low carbon growth

“5. Agrees, in the context of the long-term goal and the ultimate objective of the Convention and the Bali Action Plan, to work towards identifying a global goal for substantially reducing global emissions by 2050, and to consider it at its seventeenth session;”