Indonesia Expects Concrete Technology Transfer.
Bangkok, Saturday, October 3, 2009. Indonesian delegation in the climate negotiations in Bangkok, Thailand urged developed countries concretize commitment capacity building assistance, including technology transfer. In fact the discussion covered the debate over technology in the long negotiations.
Developing countries assess the intellectual property rights (IPR) inhibit the implementation of technology transfer, said the Indonesian delegation. IPR consequences over the technology to make developing countries into the result in costly financial burden.
Meanwhile, developed countries insisted that the application of IPR in the process of technology transfer to address climate change. The reason, HKI encourage technological innovation.
A series of climate negotiations under the Kyoto Protocol confirmed that mitigation and adaptation to climate change, particularly for poor and developing countries, the absolute need of funding assistance and transfer of technology from advanced countries. Without it, climate change will affect very bad for poor countries and the developing world.
The debate over the issue of IPR in technology have rolled since two years ago. The absence of an agreement to talk about technology transfer can not be focused.
Therefore, Indonesia is also suggested that IPR issues are discussed separately in parallel. We also want a mechanism for technology transfer assistance are clearly tailored to the needs and priorities developing countries.
Openly, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said Saturday that as of the climate negotiations left ten days of negotiations, the six days at the Bangkok meeting, which ends October 9, 2009, and the last meeting in Barcelona, Spain, 2-6 November 2009.
Next is a meeting of the Parties (COP) to 15 in Copenhagen, Danish, December 2009. There will be specifically discussed the future of climate change under the new protocol, after the validity period of the Kyoto Protocol run out in 2012.
In ten days, what should be done has to be decided, Ki Moon said in a speech at the University of Copenhagen, Sunday. In particular, he asked in all countries not just look at the interests of their respective countries, but global interests are threatened.
Seeing the harsh debate on the process of negotiations in Bangkok, he estimates that the discussion related to the financing proposals and other climate management approval would be very heavy in Barcelona. But all must wait first what can be achieved in Bangkok.
Earlier the Minister of Environment who is also chairman of Indonesia daily National Council on Climate Change (DNPI), Rachmat Witoelar said, given the climate negotiations are complex, Major Economic Forum (MEF) which consists of dozens of developing and developed countries to schedule a new meeting on September 17-18 2009 in London, England.
The plan was initiated by the sudden meeting as a preparatory forum for the discussion of additional post-Kyoto protocol the better.