HSA Report From Cancun:
Balance after the first week of the COP 16: the significant threat of a Copenhagen Plus Accord

December 6, 2010

Following the first week of negotiations in Cancun, the key conclusion that civil society groups have reached is that the same actors behind the Copenhagen Accord are the ones who continue to collude – this has been their plan from the beginning – to put the negotiations into a blind alleyway. It is necessary to spell out what is happening in these climate change negotiations and to get the word out internationally regarding the risks at play. In last year´s COP 15 in Denmark, finalizing the draft agreement only kicked into high gear just as the Presidents were arriving, some three days before the negotiations were scheduled to end.