Bali Diary

About this diary

Between now and the end of December this online diary will detail the work that is going into securing an international agreement to tackle climate change.

This is a crucial period for international negotiations on climate change. The parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol will be meeting from 3-14 December in Bali, Indonesia to discuss what the international community can do to meet the challenge of climate change.

At the Bali talks, the UK wants to see the launch of comprehensive negotiations on a post-2012 framework on climate change - a deal that includes every major country. These negotiations need to start this year so that we can reach agreement on a new framework by the end of 2009. That will allow the new framework to come into force when the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol finishes in 2012. This meeting and the United Nations process that underpins it, is where a global agreement of this scale needs to be made.

Momentum is building towards Bali, and this online diary will provide an insight into how Ministers and officials are working towards securing international agreement to a realistic, robust, durable and fair framework that we need if we are to tackle climate change.

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(Page published 19 November 2007)

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