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5th Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) Meeting_Degryse Blateau_UNDP

5th Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) Meeting_Degryse Blateau_UNDP

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" 5th Global Environment Outlook(GEO-5
meeting -Gwangju 2012
"Sustainable Cities Responding toClimate Change" 
Anne-Isabelle Degryse- BlateauDirector
UNDP Seoul Policy Center
The case for urban CDM has been made
50% of the world population lives in cities-70% 2020
Increasing trend towards urban migration
Increased pressure on cities
Increasing demands for transport, amenities
Increasing costs and eventual scarcity of traditionalenergy sources
Scarcity of water resources
Increased pollution and carbon foot print-80% cities
Global agenda for sustainable development andClimate change adaptation
2012 Gwangju Meeting- Anne-Isabelle D. Blateau 2
New since Oct 2011 Gwangju Summit
2012 Gwangju Meeting- Anne-Isabelle D. Blateau3
KYOTO protocol extended until 2017
UNFCC growing interest in working along on theurban CDM agendaWorking on increasing flexibility/scalability of use of CDM standards + work on standardized baselines
Growing recognition not to limit ourselves to theclassical CDM modality but explore other schemes
More active discussions/studies on different options& modalities
Advisory Group’s work moving along

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