Warsaw Talks: The trek to common ground
There is much riding on this 19th annual climate change talks being held here in Warsaw, Poland.
It’s something one hears a lot as one walks the corridors of the National Stadium where the negotiations are taking place.
The event has been dubbed an “implementation” COP (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), which, roughly translated, means that various items discussed to date — from loss and damage to adaptation financing and mitigation — need to be put on paper for further action at the two subsequent COPS, namely Lima in Peru (2014) and Paris, France (2015).
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