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IISDRS BLOG

IISDRS coverage of Climate and Development Days at COP 13

IISDRS coverage of Forest Day at COP 13

United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali

3-14 December 2007
Bali, Indonesia


Highlights from Thursday, 13 December

On Thursday, the high-level segment continued, with statements from over 60 ministers and heads of delegation. In addition, ministerial and high-level informal consultations were held throughout the day on various elements of the Bali roadmap and on technology transfer.
Photo: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore speaks at a side event organized by the Alliance for Climate Protection

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High-level segment
 
Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg supported carbon capture and storage under the CDM, announced more than US$500 million annually to support efforts to reduce deforestation in developing countries, and offered to host one of the major meetings in the lead up to COP 15 in Copenhagen .
 
 

John Baird, Canadian Environment Minister (left), supported a long-term global target to cut emissions in half by 2050, which he said should drive medium-term targets. He urged engagement of “all major emitting countries, with appropriate levels of ambition and timetables in a new binding agreement.” He also suggested deepened commitments by all industrialized countries. Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (right), highlighted his organization's role in research, data collection and other activities that contribute to science-based decision-making and are relevant to the UNFCCC.

 

 
High-level roundtable discussion on international technology cooperation
 
This roundtable was chaired by Emil Salim, Indonesia (left). Björn Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (right).

 

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Al Gore and Rajendra Pachauri at the Bali Climate Conference

 

Al Gore meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left photo). IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri and Renate Christ, IPCC Secretary, during a briefing for ministers and heads of delegation (right photo).
 
 

Special side event: The climate crisis: the way forward

Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Al Gore, stressed the urgency of tackling climate change, noting that its impacts are affecting the present generation. He listed examples of these impacts, including melting glaciers, water scarcity, floods, and greater frequency and intensity of storms and droughts, underlining that the changes in the climate are far beyond those caused by natural variation. He said the Earth has a “rising fever,” and that scientists have indicated that intervention is required. He stressed that the Bali negotiators should not wait for the US before moving forward with aggressive action to combat climate change. He indicated that the US could be in a different place next year, and called for implementation of the new instrument in 2010, instead of waiting until 2012. He encouraged participants to draw upon what Gandhi referred to as “truth force” to help the movement gather momentum.

 
 
 
 
Informals continued throughout the day and night
 
 
High-level luncheon hosted by COP President Witoelar and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer
 
 
 
 
Miscellaneous Photos
 
 
 
 
 
 

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