In 2010, with the aim of deviating from “business as usual,” the member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“Convention”) gathered in Cancun, Mexico. The Convention currently consists of two tracks, the Ad Hoc Working Group under the Kyoto Protocol (“AWG-KP”) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Longterm Cooperative Action (“AWG-LCA”). The latter track agreed that developing countries would take on a greater responsibility in climate change mitigation. Many of these countries already play a key role in the mitigation effort by voluntarily participating in projects. Now they have agreed to further their role under the AWG-LCA by implementing nationally appropriate mitigation actions (“NAMAs”) for sustainable development and outlining a national strategy for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (“REDD”).
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