In this regard, AOSIS
has called for urgent work by the scientific community and the IPCC to consider the implications of a two degree Celsius increase in global average surface temperature and on means to achieve low stabilisation levels to prevent negative impacts on SIDS.
Building from these gains in Bali, low-income states including LDCs, AOSIS
, and Bolivia came into the pivotal negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009 with their own set of ambitious demands.
As of the opening of the session, Sudan, on behalf of the G77 (130 developing countries), and Grenada, for the small island states (AOSIS
), reasserted the need for a "legally binding global agreement," as is Kyoto for industrialised countries.
Carlgren will then continue his bilateral contacts and will participate in the OECD round table on sustainable development and the summit of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS
), on the 21st.
He says that any countries not meeting their commitments should have deductions from their assigned amounts for the subsequent commitment period, but that the sanctions applied should also be reduced.Jan Pronk's proposals also touch on the Protocol's decision-making bodies, which it defines in line with the five regional groups recognised by the United Nations (1 member for each regional group, plus 1 member from AOSIS
(the Alliance of Small Island States), 2 members from Annex I countries and 2 members from countries not on Annex I).