December 2009 – WLPGA at the Climate Change Negotiations in Copenhagen
In December 2009, WLPGA will be participating to the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) negotiations where the biggest carbon emitting countries in the world will come to the negotiating table for the first time and steps towards replacing the Kyoto Protocol will finally be taken.
This two week meeting is a continuation of the work started in Bali in December 2007, which continued through to 2008 in Poznan, and will culminate in 2012 with a comprehensive treaty brokered by the UN to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. In Copenhagen WLPGA will continue to represent the LP Gas industry by communicating the effectiveness of LP Gas as a low carbon fuel. In addition, LP Gas’ efficiency will be highlighted as it is immediately available around the world with minimal investments required and very little conflict over transference of technology that plagues some newer technologies. In summary, LP Gas is an ‘Appropriate Technology’ for effecting immediate reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and should be considered as part of any national energy mix. For the third year running, WLPGA will partner with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) on Copenhagen Business Day, which will be held on 11 December. This event will be attended by numerous key public and private sector representatives. This will be the third global business day parallel to UNFCCC negotiations, and like in Bali and Poznan, it will offer a forum for business leaders to explore, share and project their vision and commitment to implement climate solutions now and for the future. Mr Kimball Chen, who will be representing the LP Gas industry during this daylong event. He will remind attendees from different professional backgrounds such as business people negotiators, country representatives, NGOs and media about the importance of existing technologies and all other alternatives to successfully deal with the challenge of climate change Mr Chen will be highlighting the correlation between the right fuel for the right application in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, using cases such as . Black carbon, or ‘soot’ which some experts blame for up to 18% of the world’s warming.Pwhere roven technology like LP Gas can have an immediate impact. The LP Gas industry recently published a publication that demonstrated the benefits of LP Gas to society at large. Please download this publication here For more information on United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change, please click here