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December 15 Dr. Chien’s Eco-report: 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP18)

The 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP18) has been completed in Doha, Qatar, and concluded with an Agreement on the "Doha Climate Gateway” after a long period of meetings. This agreement agreed to lengthen the limitation period of the Kyoto Protocol for eight more years through the “second commitment period (CP2)” from the expiration date on December 31 2010.  A new period of limitation became effective on January 1, 2013 and will end in the end of 2010. In addition, UNFCCC COP18 also approved provisions stating that before the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Warsaw next year, developed countries need to raise “information and strategies to mobilize climate funding and the annual allocation before 2020 should increase in proportion up to $ 100,000 million” UNFCCC COP18 also hoped that by the end of May 2015, a new global program could be drafted to replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2020. The new agreement shall be binding upon all the countries of the world.

 

At the parallel event of UNFCCC COP18, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz published his discovery regarding Americans’ attitude to the climate change. He discovered that after serious losses and frequent natural disasters happened in 2011, Americans once again realized that climate change does truly exist. In the same survey, compared with Americans, Chinese people have a deeper awareness of it.