The first official UNFCCC meeting of 2011 is happening in Bangkok, Thailand from the 3rd to the 8th April. This meeting is likely to set the agenda for the climate talks for the year and it is an important step in the negotiations towards COP17 in South African.
The outcome of COP16 in Cancun last December has injected some momentum to the climate negotiations by rebuilding the trust at the UN multilateral process but some key issues were left behind. Ambitious emission cuts from developed countries and concrete sources of finance for developing countries in order to adapt to climate change and secure their right to develop in a low carbon development future remains to be seen. The Time for Climate Justice Campaign continues to demand meaningful international climate action from world leaders.
Follow the updates from members of the Time for Climate Justice Team on the ground at the UN meeting.