Bridging the gap Cancun

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16/COP6) took place in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November to 11 December 2010. Contrary to the expectations of many there was considerable progress made by Parties at the conference, particularly in relation to Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), the verification of developing country mitigation actions through International Comparative Analysis (ICA), financing, technology transfer and capacity building. It is widely believed that this has helped to get the climate change negotiations back on track and renew faith in the UNFCCC process after what was considered by many to be a disappointing outcome at COP15 in Copenhagen and slow progress in the four negotiation sessions of 2010.