The focus on reducing emissions from land use change is an important shift from the Kyoto Protocol, the first attempt by the nations of the world to develop a global plan to limit climate change. Current drafts circulating here would allow land-use activities that reduce emissions to be included in the United Nations Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Activities program, or NAMA, so countries could use that to achieve emissions reduction goals or targets.But at the WTO in Geneva, NAMA is Non-Agricultural Market Access. Not only is the Doha round sputtering, it appears they are also losing control of their acronyms...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Times reports from Copenhagen: