Bali Road Map and Action Plan 2007—snapshot
Bali Road Map and Action Plan 2007—snapshot

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Bali Road Map and Action Plan 2007—snapshot
  • What is the Bali Road Map?
  • Subsidiary Bodies
  • Key outcomes of the Bali Action Plan
  • Emission reduction
  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Review of Kyoto Protocol
  • More...

TitleBali Road Map
LocationBali, Indonesia
Date3rd–14th December 2007
SubjectImplementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol

What is the Bali Road Map?

The Bali Road Map was adopted at the Bali Climate Change Conference, the thirteenth conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 13) which also served as the third meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 3), in Indonesia in December 2007. The aim of the Parties had been to create an agreement that would replace the Kyoto Protocol from 2012. However, the Bali Road Map is not a binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It was the beginning of a two year process that ended in 2009 at the Conference's fifteenth session in Copenhagen. For more information, see Practice Note: Copenhagen Accord 2009—snapshot.

For the first time, developing countries agreed to consider taking ‘measurable, reportable and verifiable’ mitigation actions. This was met by an agreement from developed countries to support these commitments with technology and finance and through capacity building. Developed countries also agreed to consider taking ‘commitments or actions’.

The Bali Road Map included the Bali Action Plan. The Road Map is a set of decisions that represents the work needed to negotiate a secure climate future. The Action Plan set down a comprehensive negotiating process designed to ensure

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