Resolution on Climate Change


8th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
8-14 January 2000

Resolution on Climate Change


(submitted by the Peruvian and Singapore Delegations)

The 8th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum,

Bearing in mind the negative effects verified in the life of peoples and societies, and the economic damages produced as a consequence of global climate change,

Convinced that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol are useful instruments to address that problem, Resolves to: Call on the international community to find equitable and transparent mechanisms through international negotiations that will let us confront, with the necessary urgency, the challenges of climate change for mankind. Encourage the member States of the Asia Pacific region to achieve the prompt entry in force of the Kyoto Protocol, at the same time, to stress the importance of dealing with the definition and implementation of the "clean development mechanism" based on the principles of equity, transparency and the principle of common, but differentiated responsibilities. Urges Member States of the Asia Pacific region to keep in mind the two-fold basic objectives of assisting developing country Parties in achieving sustainable development and contributing to the ultimate objective of the Convention as well as assisting developed country Parties in achieving compliance with part of their quantified emission limitation and reduction commitments under Article 3 of the Protocol.

* The United States Delegation does not necessarily accept all aspects of this resolution.


Resolution on Climate Change

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