WWF backs African calls for Kyoto-style agreement
Kim Carstensen, the leader of WWF Global Climate Initiative looks at Monday's suspension of the COP15 talks.
“Current uncertainty about the future of the Kyoto Protocol is creating a lot of mistrust and resentment within these negotiations,”
“We believe a continuation of the Kyoto Protocol is a necessary part of the 2-protocol outcome of Copenhagen, and we support Africa’s demands for this.”
“It would be good to have ministerial consultation on Kyoto Protocol matters, and it would be good if developed countries expressed clearly that they accept the need for at next commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.”
“It’s a package deal of the two tracks in the negotiations, so given the limited amount of time it would be good to have parallel consultations. In addition, there are some linked issues, where coordination needs to happen across the two tracks.”
“The binding character of the Kyoto Protocol gives developing nations the confidence that these talks will not just end as an informal discussion. If we want a fair, ambitious and binding deal we need to keep working both on the Kyoto Protocol and a second protocol.”