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The Goals for UNFCCC 2008


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In Poznań, Poland, leaders from around the world will gather for the 2008 United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC). Over 192 countries have ratified the UNFCCC treaty, and will be meeting to continue to work towards dealing with the effects of global climate change.

When the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, a new climate change initiative will need to be in place. This is the objective to be reached at the UNFCCC 2009 in Copenhangen, with Poznań serving as the half-way point to this goal. Approximately 8,000 attendees are expected to participate in and observe the Conference this year, which runs from December 1-12.

The Agenda

* At Poznań, Parties to the UNFCCC are expected to assess the progress made in 2008 and map out what needs to happen in 2009 in order to establish a new climate change deal in Copenhagen. Many delegates will discuss their ideas to enact long-term, international cooperation for action on climate change.
* Also, a draft will be written to serve as the basis for the first draft of the negotiating text for which could serve as the basis for a first draft of the negotiating text for an agreed outcome at Copenhagen. Additionally, technology will be a prominent issues, especially in terms of risk management and reduction strategies.
* The conference will also check the progress of issues still pertaining to the Kyoto Protocol, especially for developing countries dealing with adaptation, finance, technology and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
* Parties to the Kyoto Protocol also agree that there will be

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