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A UNITED Nations carbon finance panel has cancelled its meetings scheduled for September and December in a protest over a lack of funds from governments, it said on Wednesday.
The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) will now hold a special meeting in October which will focus on finalising a report, which will include funding recommendations, ahead of a UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico in November.
‘Cancelling these regular meetings of the JISC should send a clear message to parties (to the Kyoto Protocol) that funds are needed immediately,’ said JISC chair Benoit Leguet in an email.