5th November 2013, New Delhi
The Pre COP Consultation on “Expectations and Possibilities from COP 19” was organized by a collective of civil society organizations led by Beyond Copenhagen in collaboration with Oxfam India. The objective of the Consultation was to inform the civil society and missions in India, on what do we want the COP to deliver, and discuss current state of play. On the occasion, Ms. Beata Jaczweska, Deputy Environment Minister of Poland, assured that efforts would be directed in the upcoming COP on inclusiveness, transparency, and fairness. She emphasized that Warsaw COP will have focus on adaptation and capitalization of the adaptation fund for the transition. A political decision on Loss and Damage was to be arrived at Warsaw. The event also witnessed representatives from various Embassies like US, China, Australia, Norway, and Mexico who put forward the expectations of their countries from the upcoming climate change negotiation. Representatives from prominent environment based organizations like TERI, CSE, and CANSA reiterated that the gigaton gap needs to be closed with enhanced targets and the carbon budget to be allocated in a manner, which is fair and provides space to the developing countries to grow.