UN Climate Conference in Doha Amid Planetary Emergency

The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC and CMP of the Kyoto Protocol opens today in Doha, Qatar. A background note on the key issues is available here.

Important issues at the Bangkok Climate Talks

When the Bangkok climate talks kick off next week three important issues will be front and centre. These civil society briefs give some background and context to those issues and the talks generally: “Equity” and the climate talks; The “Ambition Gap” and what it means; International Climate Finance.

Equity and the Climate Negotiations

Following the workshop held under the UNFCCC on ‘equitable access to sustainable development’ many civil society groups added their voices to a call for equity to be at the centre of climate negotiations. An overview of the issue is available here.

Pivotal decision in Bonn on way forward for UN negotiations

The current UN climate talks in Bonn face a pivotal decision – how to consider mitigation action pre-2020. On one side is the current framework, outlined by the Bali Action Plan, agreed by all countries in 2007; on the other is a proposal to move all discussions into the “Durban Platform” negotiations and divorces them [...]

What Happened In Durban and What Happens Next

Civil society groups from across the globe have released their ‘assessment’ of where the UN climate talks are as they prepare to resume in Bonn, Germany this week. Read a copy of the short overview of all the issues currently in play at the UN negotiations here.

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