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AOSIS Holds Ministerial Consultation on Climate Change in Preparation for COP 16

2 November 2010: The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) held an Informal Ministerial Consultation on Climate Change from 1-2 November 2010 in St. George's, Grenada. The aim of the Ministerial Consultation was to discuss he AOSIS position in preparation for the 16th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to be held in Cancun, Mexico.Participants, including lead negotiators from AOSIS member states and key negotiators from non-AOSIS members, as well as representatives of the UNFCCC Secretariat, the two Ad hoc Working Groups and other UN bodies, discussed, in relation to AOSIS positioning for Cancun: adaptation and other Cancun outcomes; Annex I and non-Annex I mitigation; financial resources and mechanisms; technology; capacity building; legal form and process beyond Cancun; and the challenges and opportunities of COP 16 in Cancun. [ECLAC News release]