Romania campaigns for greenhouse gas emissions cuts in Copenhagen

Romania and its EU partners will make the required efforts, at the 15th climate change – COP 2009 Conference in Copenhagen to boost the negotiations process, so that the accord to be concluded should generate obligations of attaining some tangible targets of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in all the developed countries, reads the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (MAPDR) release on Monday.

Romania is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, on Dec. 7-18. The negotiations in Copenhagen are decisive for getting tangible results in the fight against the climate changes. The big challenge of the future (post-Kyoto) agreement would be that its objectives were ambitious and far-reaching, above all through assuming significant targets of cutting the greenhouse gas emissions in all the developed countries, but also a positive change in the gas emissions in the developing countries.

Experts are to hold negotiations and talks by Dec 15, 2009, while the negotiations between the high level officials are due over Dec 16-18. Romania’s delegation to the Copenhagen Conference will be headed by the Environment Minister and will also include officials of the Public Finance Ministry, the Economy Ministry, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (MAPDR), the Department for European Business, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

MAPDR is mainly interested in establishing the new rules for counting the greenhouse gas emissions in the Land Use – Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector, the possible extension of the land farming activities eligible for financing through the Carbon market (flexible mechanisms) as well as the format of the device of curbing the emission generated by deforestation and the forest degradation in the developing countries, reads the negotiations report on the post-Kyoto Accord, which MAPDR is particularly interested in.

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