|Pressure on developing countries to sign Copenhagen Accord|
|Written by Chee Yoke Ling|
|Friday, 05 March 2010 16:02|
Intense pressure is mounting on countries to sign on to the Copenhagen Accord, but developing countries are treading cautiously, writes *Chee Yoke Ling.
The controversial Copenhagen Accord that emerged from the climate change conference last December, and of which the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) merely “takes note”, has become the centre of intense diplomatic activity in New York, Geneva and several capital cities.
Informal reports have surfaced that developing country diplomats and decision-makers are being pressured to sign on to the Accord.
On 30 December 2009, a note verbale was sent by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN to all the New York missions of UNFCCC Parties “inviting Parties to the [UNFCCC] to inform the UNFCCC Secretariat of their willingness to be associated with the Copenhagen Accord”. This is the customary diplomatic channel to communicate among UN Member States.
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