Assessment of the Conference of Bali
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After the media attention on climate change reached unprecedented levels in 2006, the trend intensified in 2007. The Nobel Prize for peace in the IPCC and Al Gore gave their respective contributions to the study the science of climate change and promoted the importance of the choices to make ahead.
If the holding of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (hereinafter Bali) was certainly in line with this growing interest, it is primarily the objective of beginning the process of negotiating a new framework agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.
The Bali Conference was held from December 3 to 15, 2007 with more than 10,000 participants, including representatives of more than 180 countries, observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations and journalists.
Although the joint decision taken by State parties on a roadmap for the next two years after a new framework agreement will be reached, the need is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The slow and difficult negotiations that characterized the Conference recall the delicate balance on the Plan of Action of the Conference.
The Conference has the formal recognition of the need to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and is leading the development of specific mechanisms for implementation.
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