The UNDP project, 'Capacity development for policy makers to address climate change' seeks to strengthen the national capacity of developing countries to assess climate change policy options across different sectors and economic activities. The project will run in parallel with the 'Bali Road Map' process agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2007, which includes the 'Bali Action Plan' – the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations on long-term co-operative action on climate change set to conclude by the end of 2009.
This document is intended to assist policy makers in understanding the complex issues under discussion in the negotiating process, UNDP commissioned a series of background briefing papers on the key issues under the four main 'building blocks' of the current international negotiations – mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance – as well as land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF). This document contains summaries for policy makers of these briefing papers.
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