United Nations Climate Change Conference Opens in Poland
The 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off in Poznan, Poland today.
- Advance understanding and commonality of views on "shared vision" for a new climate change regime
- Strengthen commitment to the Partnership for Climate
- Make significant progress on a number of ongoing issues required to enhance further the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, including capacity-building for developing countries, reducing emissions from deforestation (REDD), technology transfer and adaptation.
Nearly 200 countries are involved in the UNFCCC and more than 750 non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations are invited to the conference as observers.