The COP will discuss progress made over this past year including that of the new ADP, established last year with a mandate to develop a protocol, other legal instrument, or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties by 2015. The CMP is anticipated to adopt amendments to the Kyoto Protocol for the second commitment period, to begin January 1, 2013. The AWG-LCA is expected to present its final outcome to the COP and conclude its work.
Over the course of the next two weeks, Climatico will provide updates on the conference on its dedicated COP18/CMP8 page. In order to help you track country positions during the conference, Climatico has also put together a Summary of G8+5 Country Climate Change Positions. This summary is part of a larger report on the G8+5 positions to be released in January 2013.