#COP17 and what it means

You’v heard COP17, no  doubt. but whats it all about, this hoo-hah about the weather changing and the price of oil. well, it seems we’r being scammed. and by we, i mean all reasonable citizens of the earth. and by scammed, i mean we have been manipulated and controlled by oppressive and exclusionary ideas and organisations into a state of imbalance with our world and our Selves.

And in the midst of the storm, a silver lining appears. citizens are not prepared to be sheep and are choosing their own occupations.

Instead of seeking to create a world where the infinity balance between us and Nature is fully functional, The World Bank and its media and armies have convinced the world that ‘carbon markets’ are the solution to “Climate Change”.

And this Conference is part of this trick. We should love Nature and treat her as a Mother, not value her as a commodity. until we dismantle societal hierarchy on accumulation of wealth we will never find the Path.

As citizens of the Earth, we have collectively met many times to self-govern and correct. and we’v failed quite miserably. This year of 2011 we have seen revolution in the air, old dynasties falling, and the leaderless collective group #occupy evolve our ideas of what we could do to change the world.

You can change the world not only by meditating on a mountain-top and eating fresh steamed bamboo shoots, its about being an active citizen and occupy the space between ur mind and the spaces between. The single biggest threat to Humanity faces the single most Unified Citizenship ever. and the Showdown is our Durban, my home town, 33south, east coast, 031

The Technical Stuff

1- UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to
address climate change. It is called a framework convention because it
is seen as a starting point of addressing the problem of climate
change. The Convention entered into force on 21 March 1994.
The ultimate objective of the Convention is “to stabilise greenhouse
gas concentrations at a level that will prevent dangerous human
interference with the climate system”.

WITH 194 PARTIES, THE UNFCCC HAS NEAR UNIVERSAL MEMBERSHIP. UNDER THE CONVENTION, MEMBERSHIP GOVERNMENTS COMMIT TO:

gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national
policies and best practices;
launch national strategies for addressing greenhouse gas emissions and
adapting to expected impacts, including the provision of financial and
technological support to developing countries; and
cooperate in preparing for adaptation to the impacts of climate change.
Since the UNFCCC entered into force, the parties have been meeting in
Conferences of the Parties (COP) to assess progress in dealing with
climate change.The COP is seen as the “supreme body” of the
Convention.

2- WHAT IS COP?

Since the UNFCCC entered into force in 1995, the Conference of the
Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC have been meeting annually to assess
progress in dealing with climate change.
The COP adopts decisions and resolutions, published in reports of the
COP.  Successive decisions taken by the COP make up a detailed set of
rules for practical and effective implementation of the Convention.

3- WHAT IS CMP?

The COP serves as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol,
which also adopts decisions and resolutions on the implementation of
its provisions.
This annual meeting is referred to as the Conference of the Parties
serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP).
However, Parties to the Convention that are not Parties to the
Protocol are able to participate in the CMP as observers, but without
the right to take decisions.

4- COP /CMP PRESIDENCY

The office of the Conference President rotates annually between the
five United Nations (UN) regional groups.  Mexico held the COP 16 /
CMP 6 in 2010 and is currently the COP/CMP President.
The African Group will be the next proud host of the Conference with
COP 17 / CMP 7 taking place from 28 November to 9 December 2011 in
Durban, South Africa.  Kenya held the Presidency of the Conference in
2006 with the COP 12 / CMP 12 in Nairobi.
Following the procedural rules of the Conference, it is customary for
the COP and CMP to elect as President a minister from the host
country.  The President of COP 17/CMP 7 is Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane,
the South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.

5- Who can participate in COP17/CMP7?

As with previous United Nations (UN) Climate Change conferences,
participation at COP 17 and CMP 7 will be restricted to appropriately
nominated representatives of Parties, observer States, accredited
observer organizations and the accredited media.
Those Parties to the Convention that are not Parties to the Protocol
may participate as observers in the meeting of the Parties.
Thousands of participants from government representatives to observer
organizations take part in sessions.  The COP 15 in Copenhagen in 2009
attracted over 24,000 delegates, including some 10,590 government
officials, over 13,000 representatives of UN bodies and agencies,
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and 3,221
accredited media members. COP 16 / CMP 6 in Cancun last year had over
11,800 participants

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