2006 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2006 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place between November 6 and 17, 2006 in Nairobi , Kenya . The Conference of the Parties (COP12) and the 2nd Meeting of the Parties (MOP2) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the meeting, BBCreporter Richard Black coined the phrase “climate tourists” to describe some delegates who attended “to see Africa, take snows of the wildlife, the poor, dying African children and women”. Black also noted that it was possible to avoid any problems of competitiveness and the possibility of losing competitiveness. Black concluded that was a disconnect between the political process and the scientific imperative. [1] Despite such criticism, some strides have been made at COP12, including in the areas of support for developing countries and clean development mechanism. The parties adopted a five-year plan of work to support climate change adaptation by developing countries, and agreed on the procedures and modalities for the Adaptation Fund. They also agreed to improve the projects for clean development mechanism.


  1. Jump up^ Black, Richard (November 18, 2006). “Climate talks a tricky business” . BBC News . Archived from the original on June 18, 2010 . Retrieved June 19, 2010 .

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