Institutional Architecture in the LCA text

Briefing paper

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Date produced: 04/06/2010

In this briefing note we examine the extent to which the provisions in the LCA draft text of 17 May 2010 (the LCA Text) which establish or refer to institutions, overlap or conflict with or complement other institutions in the LCA Text. Where the function of two (or more) institutions overlap, we seek to identify any confusion as to which institution should take precedence.

We also make recommendations to address any conflicts between proposed institutions and in instances where there are ‘gaps’ between related institutions.

Finally, we examine whether a decision in Cancun on a Copenhagen Green Climate Fund with it’s own board, an overall Finance Board, and a Registry Mechanism would restrict in any way later decisions on the remaining institutions.