Agriculture, Biodiversity, Forests, Mitigation, Negographics

Climate change and Desertification Conventions, the destinies of twin sisters

This article is part of our Negographics series.

Written by Gwenael and Clarisse Podesta.

On the 17th of June 2016, the United Nations will be celebrating the World Day to Combat Desertification. This year’s theme is “Protect earth. Restore land: Engage people” (see figure 1). This day is the opportunity to showcase the action of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), too often hidden behind its shiny twin sister, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Figure 1. Logo of the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification – Source : UNCCD

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Climate Politics, Climate Talks, Green Fund, Negographics

Climate Green Fund: What is achieved so far?

This article is part of our Negographics series.

Helia Cheikhrouhou announced on February 19th, 2016, her intention to step down as Climate Green Fund (CGF) Executive Director, as her 3-year term comes to an end. Here’s a review of the achievement of this institution through a wonderful new Negographics!

 

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Climate Action, Climate Politics, Climate Talks, Negographics, Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement 2015: What’s Next?

This article is part of our Negographics series.

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It took two decades for the annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to adopt a universal agreement. Rays of hope have spurred among the global community ever since the unprecedented Paris Agreement (PA) was adopted on the 12th December, 2015 by the 195 countries participating in COP21. Unlike the Kyoto Protocol, the Agreement calls for multilateral efforts by all the Parties with common but differentiated responsibilities, to set domestic targets to shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy, strengthening sustainable development.

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