USA, Australia, Russia and a number of other developed countries on the UN climate talks in Qatar submitted a proposal to direct the work in a more practical path and "get around" the current impasse in the work of a working group, RIA Novosti said the coordinator of the program "Climate and Energy" World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Alexei Kokorin.
More than 17,000 delegates, experts and journalists gathered in the capital of Qatar, to attend a UN conference on climate change. As expected, the main themes of a two-week talks, which began on 26 November, will be the conditions of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and its mechanisms for raising funds in the Green Climate Fund.
The so-called umbrella group of countries, which includes, in particular, the U.S., Japan, Australia, Russia and Ukraine, introduced its draft decision on one of the issues of negotiations, the so-called Framework for different approaches (FVA) — here by discussing how can ensure the correct interaction of many different carbon market mechanisms, including national emissions trading.
"Politically, this proposal — a gesture that developed countries want to go forward against the brake chairman", — said the Kokorin, which is involved in the Doha Conference as an observer.
As previously reported, the situation of the working group on Long-term Cooperative Action, discuss strategic issues and, in particular, the term "climate" financing is complicated dispute between developed and developing countries on the draft text of the chairman of the group, the representative of Saudi Arabia.
The expert, in particular, noted that the draft decision prepared by the emphasis on a common approach for all countries and the standards, not the control of the convention on climate change. In addition, it provides in terms of the panelists framework of observer organizations, especially business and environmentalists who can be "powerful engine of this approach."
Kokorin added that such a decision, if adopted, will help to Japan, said the refusal to participate in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, to launch its bilateral cooperation mechanism for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition, the resolution's text directly assumed that the group on Long-term Cooperative really finished its work in 2012, as mandated by the last year's conference in South Africa. Earlier work group, created in 2007, a few times Extends, including due to the failure to create a new global agreement at the talks in Copenhagen in 2009.
"This is a strong proposal, now the country's non-Annex 1 (developing countries — Ed.) Will try to ruin it," — said Kokorin, explaining that developing countries on this issue, on the contrary, seek to maximize centralization.