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    World Bank Case for a Stronger LAC Commitment on Climate Change

    By Keith R | January 25, 2009

    Topics: Climate Change | No Comments »

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    Earlier this month the World Bank made a presentation to the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG) preparing the draft Declaration of Commitment to be adopted by heads of state and government at the upcoming Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on why the Declaration should include stronger commitments by Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) leaders on climate change.

    Currently the draft Declaration only calls for:

    I don’t have the time at the moment to analyze the merits of their case for what such a commitment should include, but I think that the presentation does a very good job at arguing why LAC leaders need to ratchet up the priority they give to this issue and how LAC, if it chose to, could very well play a leadership role in forging the post-Kyoto Protocol global agreement on climate change slated to be agreed later this year.  See if you agree.  I’ve posted the Bank powerpoint presentation below.

    Should LAC Make Bolder Climate Change Commitments at the Summit?

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