January - March 2001 Issue
News Items, January - March 2001
On January 10-12, the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change held its seventeenth Global Change Forum, "Designing Post-Kyoto Mechanisms," in New Delhi, India. Topics included a review and analysis of the results of the sixth Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-6); the future of Annex B commitments; the role of clean development mechanisms, with and without entry into force; greenhouse gas mitigation and urban/regional pollution control; regional climate projection and adaptation aid; and long-term issues relating to accession and convergence. The keynote address was given by Ambassador Arne Walther, Norwegian Ambassador to India, International Energy Agency. Meeting participants included about 70 representatives from industry, government, and academia, worldwide.