Environment Counts | Warsaw Climate Change Conference 2013 :
The UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw concluded on 23 November 2013. The Conference decided to establish an international mechanism to provide most vulnerable populations with better protection against loss and damage caused by extreme weather events and slow onset events such as rising sea levels. It was decided that detailed work on the so-called â€œWarsaw international mechanism for loss and damageâ€ will begin in 2014.
Other Conference agreements included a set of decisions on ways to help developing countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and the degradation of forests, “which account for around one fifth of all human-generated emissions”.
The Conference also set a pathway for governments to work on a draft text of a new universal climate agreement which is scheduled to be tabled at the next UN Climate Change Conference in December 2014 in Lima, Peru. Another UN sponsored climate change conference is also scheduled for New York in September 2014. These conferences are considered essential steps to reach a final agreement in Paris, in 2015.
The following link provides direct access to the decisions, resolutions and reports of the Warsaw Conference. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – Warsaw 2013