Climate Talks, COP24 - Katowice, Negotiation Process

COP24 fails to adopt IPCC report, what does it mean for Nepal?

This article is written by Pramisha Thapaliya.

After two week of the UN climate talks, disputes over a key climate target put Nepal’s glaciers at risk.

The parties failed to reach consensus to welcome the recent IPCC report at COP24. Keeping the climate crisis in view, at COP21, parties agreed to limit the temperature to well below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels; and to limit the increase to 1.5ºC. And during COP 24 at Katowice, parties are working together to create Paris Rulebook, for guiding implementation of Paris Agreement.

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COP24 - Katowice, Negotiation Process

Paris Rulebook: Expectation to Walk the Talk

This article is written by Pramisha Thapaliya.
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Climate change is happening and its dire consequences are increasing at an alarming rate. At the similar rate, climate change conferences are happening one after another. Every year, Governments across the world, as parties to UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) convene for the most important of climate change conferences, called Conference of Parties (COP). UNFCCC 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris in 2015, regarded as an important milestone in nowadays climate talks, followed by Bonn Climate Change conference (COP23), recently held Bangkok Climate Change Conference as well as Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) and upcoming COP24 in Katowice, Poland. These conferences are trying to bring political will and momentum to its best, driven by labyrinth of environmental, social, political economic dimensions.

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Negotiation Process, Negotracking

1.5°C Target: It is now or never

This article is written by Inès Bakhtaoui.

On October 8th 2018 was published the IPCC 1.5°C special report, with a very strong reaction from civil society. This report gives an alarming picture shot of the current and future perspectives of reaching the 1.5°C target set by UNFCCC. Although the goal is still achievable, it is now more than ever urgent to take effective action, and drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Inès from CliMates’ Negotiation Tracking Team explains the situation and why it is urgent to act at all levels of society now.

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Source: IISD

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Climate Action, Climate Talks, COP22 - Marrakech, Negotiation Process, The Climate Nerd Chronicles

On board the COP-warts Express

This article is part of the Climate Nerd Chronicles.

Being a climate activist isn’t easy everyday. It feels like being part of a community that can do magic but needs to stay hidden from the regular world. But besides casting disguising spells around their home to make them look normal instead of ecological, they embark every year the COP-warts Express, back to learning a bit more of magic altogether.

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Climate Talks, CliMates' 5th Anniversary, Negotiation Process

3 achievements and 2 challenges for youth in the international climate negotiations

This article is part of our anniversary special for CliMates’ 5th birthday!

This article is written by Gwenael Podesta & Sabrina Marquant

Much time has passed since CliMates birth 5 years ago, and even more since the creation of YOUNGO in 2009, the youth constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This was a major milestone in the recognition that youth is a critical agent of change, and their proper involvement is essential to reach the objectives of the Convention. A lot has happened over the years especially in 2015,with the adoption of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Agenda, which has brought about a new diplomatic landscape. This article will take stock of the main achievements of Youth in the climate negotiations, and will identify the challenges they will face in the future through 5 main points.

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Climate Action, Climate Talks, Negotiation Process, Youth Empowerment

In 2016, are simulations of climate negotiations still relevant?

Written by Clément Métivier

CIMC logoThe organization of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris at the end of 2015 was seen as the pinnacle of an historic year for the fight against climate change, culminating with the adoption of a universal climate agreement, and pushing climate negotiations into the spotlight and into mainstream medias.

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Climate Talks, CliMates, COP21 - Paris, Negotiation Process

I thought I was going to the COP – ADP’s life and work

This article is written by Gwenaël Podesta.

The first time I had the chance to attend climate change negotiations, I thought I was going to the COP. What a surprise when I discovered that I ended up at ADP 2.11! A quick internet research told me ADP stands for Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action. What a barbaric name… Considering how informative the acronym was, better telling you that I was not really advanced.

I’m sure I was not the only one in this case, wondering what the hell was this ADP all the negotiators talk about, but no one has heard of? Well, let me tell you about this mysterious ADP.

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