This paper documents the key outcomes of the two-week United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Nairobi, November 2006. The aim of the conference was to consider the next steps in the international climate effort. The following topics were discussed:the Montreal Processes – future mitigation efforts, with presentations from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), European Commission, Sir Nicholas Stern, China, Brazil and South Africareview of the Kyoto Protocol – the timing and nature of future decisionsRussian and Belarussian proposals – the former establishing “voluntary commitments” by developing countries to carbon emissions targets and the latter proposing to commit to an emissions targetadaptation – the introduction of the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate ChangeClean Development Mechanism (CDM) – using the “Nairobi Framework” for broader distribution of CDM projects beyond large countries like Brazil, China and IndiaTechnology Transfer – the extension of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) avoiding deforestation – proposals of a second workshop to be held prior to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) in May.
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