Cancun climate change conference 2010

Climate change is already affecting millions and millions of people around the world. Farmers in Malawi lose their crops due to changing whether conditions, pastoralists in Uganda lose their cattle due to drought, and fishermen in Bangladesh lose their house due to flooding.

During the two coming weeks government representatives from all parts of the world will meet in Cancun, Mexico, to continue their talks about climate change, and to negotiate a global climate change agreement. The agreement should cover four areas, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (also called mitigation), to promote and scale up adaptation measures, to facilitate technology cooperation and to mobilize the required finance.

Negotiations have been going on for several years and the last attempt to reach an agreement, during COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark last year, did not succeed. It is not likely that Cancun will deliver a new agreement either, but hopefully it will lead to concrete and constructive steps towards a fair, ambitious and legally binding deal.

I will follow the negotiations during the coming weeks, and you are welcome to follow my impressions, comments and experiences on this webpage.

Mattias Söderberg

DanChurchAid, Danish member of the ACT alliance

Cancun: Climate talks deliver a result

Cancun: Climate talks deliver a result

Dec 13, 2010

COP 16, Cancun 2010 - ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun.

Cancun: Developing countries taking the lead

Cancun: Developing countries taking the lead

Dec 10, 2010

The final hours of the Cancun conference need a big dose of compromise. COP 16, Cancun 2010 - ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun.

Cancun: Agriculture - part of the solution and of the problem

Cancun: Agriculture - part of the solution and of the problem

Dec 09, 2010

Agriculture has a dual role, it is affected by climate change, and affects climate change. Cancun 2010 - ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun.

Cancun: To control or be controlled

Cancun: To control or be controlled

Dec 07, 2010

COP16, Cancun 2010 - ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun.

Cancun: Top down or bottom up

Cancun: Top down or bottom up

Dec 06, 2010

How should efforts to combat climate change be divided? Cancun 2010 - ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun.

Cancun: Positive initiatives in Mexico

Cancun: Positive initiatives in Mexico

Dec 06, 2010

Mexico is working out how to keep growing while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions. Cancun 2010 - ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun.

Cancun: Complicated discussions about shipping and aviation

Cancun: Complicated discussions about shipping and aviation

Dec 03, 2010

COP 16, Cancun 2010 - ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun. December 3

Cancun: Japan pulls the brake

Cancun: Japan pulls the brake

Dec 02, 2010

COP16, Cancun 2010 - ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun.

Cancun: Climate refugees brought on to the agenda

Cancun: Climate refugees brought on to the agenda

Dec 01, 2010

December 1. ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun.

Cancun: Christmas gifts for everyone

Cancun: Christmas gifts for everyone

Nov 30, 2010

COP16, Cancun 2010 - ACT's climate change advisor Mattias Mattias Söderberg blogs the latest breaking news from Cancun.

Cancun: ACT demands breakthrough in climate change deal

Cancun: ACT demands breakthrough in climate change deal

Nov 29, 2010

Heads of state must lay the groundwork for a legally binding climate agreement in Cancun this week.

Cancun: New reports bring even stronger arguments for action at COP16

Cancun: New reports bring even stronger arguments for action at COP16

Nov 29, 2010

New reports presented in the run-up to COP16 say the climate situation is serious. A fair, ambitious and legally binding climate change agreement is needed now.