Outcomes of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Durban

In what could prove to be a key transitional moment, governments meeting at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, adopted a package of decisions initiating another phase of the Kyoto Protocol and simultaneously launching a new round of talks aimed at producing a successor agreement starting in 2020. Governments also took steps to implement elements of the 2010 Cancún Agreements, including a new Green Climate Fund and stronger requirements for the reporting and review of countries’ mitigation efforts.