Took place from 29 November to 10 December 2010.
The ENB summary:
Link to Wikipedia page:
The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. The conference is officially referred to as the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 6th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (CMP 6) to the Kyoto Protocol. In addition, the two permanent subsidiary bodies of the UNFCCC — the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) — held their 33rd sessions. The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference extended the mandates of the two temporary subsidiary bodies, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), and they met as well.
Australia’s position, action:
Dunno. First Gillard COP. I bet they kept a very very low profile, no?! Indeed – from the IPA-
Hogan’s a hero
December 2, 2010
Climate change policy is now apparently 36% as important as this time last year.
In December 2009, the IPA’s Tim Wilson went to Copenhagen and discovered Kevin Rudd took 114 public servants with him (including someone to carry his suitcases).
This week Tim is in Cancun, Mexico, for the UN climate change conference. There’s only 41 Australian public servants there. That’s still $1 million in business class airfares. Here’s Tim’s piece on Cancun in today’s The Australian.