PH delegate breaks fast as climate conference Ends
by FFE PH News staff
Yeb Sano abstained from eating until the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw ended with ‘meaningful’ resolutions versus climate change. Yesterday, the Philippine delegate finally broke his fast with vegetable juice.
As the Warsaw convention drew to a close on Saturday, Sano said he was pleased with the direction the convention went. He said that the devastation left by typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines helped push negotiators to agree on cornerstone issues about global warming.
‘The typhoon I think was in the back of everyone’s mind, there was a sense of urgency, but also a sense of solidarity and the reality of the suffering of so many people.’
Here are the key points made during the conference:
- The UN Adaptation Fund, aimed to help poor countries deal with the effects of climate change, received $100m in pledges
- REDD+, a programme which seeks to reduce deforestation in poor countries, received $280m in financing
- Document that urges developed countries to finance poor and vulnerable countries until 2020 and seeks to boost the Green Climate Fund forged
- ‘Warsaw international mechanism for loss and damage’ to be set up by negotiators
- Negotiators to volunteer targets that will curb greenhouse gas emissions
- Core principle that the deal will be applicable to all UN Climate Convention member-states, regardless of financial strength, reaffirmed
A new pact among UN Climate Convention member-states is set to be inked in Paris by 2015.