Radio about Global warming

December 6 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The United Union chooses one country to hold UNGCCC COP in either the northern or southern hemisphere to discuss issues like international climate change and carbon emissions of each country to give people in both hemispheres a chance to take part in the great green international event.

The UNFCCC COP20 was taken place in Lima, Peru in 2014 and this meeting was preparation for the signing of the Post-Kyoto Protocol in the 2015 Paris meeting with the goal of coming up with a complete draft through the meeting.

In the Post-Kyoto Protocol it would be different from the past in that the original “two-track system” of specifying different levels of carbon emissions for developed countries and developing countries (tighter for the former and laxer the latter) would be changed to a unified “one-track system.”  The content is to change from directly specifying carbon emissions for each country to submitting carbon emission strategies and carbon reductions goals by each country in order to make the execution of the protocol more flexible in the hope of increasing each county's willingness in carbon reduction.

International green tasks are divided into 4 aspects and they are mitigation, adaptation, technology and financing. Among them advanced countries value the two areas of “mitigation” and “adaptation.” On the other hand, “technology” and “financing” are more valued by developing countries. Their contents are as follows:


1. Mitigation:  Through reduction of fossil energy use and change to use renewable energy and other methods to 
        reduce a country's carbon emissions.

2. Adaptation:  Enacting various strategies to cope with current food shortage, environment change and other 
        conditions from climate change.

3. Financing:  Investing government funds into renewable energy development, environmental protection, and tasks 
       coping with climate change. Furthermore advanced countries also raise a Green Climate Fund to help developing 
       countries to cope with the impact brought by climate change.

4. Technology:  Developing countries can submit requests for “technological transfer and assistance” to developed 
        countries and developed countries also ponder on how to create profits through this process.