Previous to the Paris Agreement (PA) in 2015, countries outlined to each other their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). These plans were simply what countries sought to achieve in order to limit the effects of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the atmosphere and halt climate disruption. However, following the PA, countries were encouraged (voluntarily) to … Fortsätt läsa (I)NDCs and NDCs – Wait the hell does it mean?
In order to transition to a low-emission society the UNFCCC MUST involve all relevant non-party (not officially representing a country) stakeholders (i.e. from NGOs to Indigenous groups, the youth, women and all other non-party stakeholders). This was brought to the forefront of talks yesterday at the Bonn Climate Change Conference in Germany with a workshop … Fortsätt läsa Opportunities to enhance the effective engagement of non-party stakeholders within the UNFCCC
Climate Finance At COP22, developed (aka rich) countries presented a roadmap to deliver the US$100 billion per year by 2020 as part of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). But simply announcing this is only the first step. Also how about not including private interests for once? There is a clear need to create a system … Fortsätt läsa ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY…AND EMISSIONS
Youth from all over the world gathered in one alliance. Observing, acting and lobbying in order to echo the voice of 58 million youth, at COP21 in Paris. World Alliance of YMCA united environmentalists from, inter alia, Kenya, Vietnam, USA, Sweden, Bangladesh and Peru, to exchange cultures and bring our variety of contexts of climate … Fortsätt läsa Guestblog: The voice of youth of the earth
The first week has finished, it has been a time of intense negotiations. I have had the chance to witness different interesting discussions with the common theme of setting a red line. This kind of negotiations happen at all levels, from the smallest working groups sitting in the corridors until the whole international community meeting … Fortsätt läsa Boundaries or ambition. What sets the line?
The Marshall Islands is one of the nations that is mostly effected by climate change. Called the pearls of the pacific, their citizens are at COP21 not as victims, but as climate fighters, trying to protect a beutiful treasure and community in the Pacific. This is a story of surviving climate change, and a story … Fortsätt läsa Interview with Broderick Menke from the Marshall Islands
Working as an observer is not an easy task at COP21. Following the technical negotiations is already very difficult, imagine reading a text in a language that you have barely heard before. Now imagine how could you read that text if you were blind. So this is how we feel: blind! It is a major … Fortsätt läsa False democracy at COP21