Agriculture, Youth Empowerment

Food security and nutrition: a youth perspective

This article is written by Deepak Ghimire.
This article was originally published in the World Farmers’ Organization F@rmletter. Check the original article.

Feeding the world with rapidly growing population has already been a serious challenge for the communities and stakeholders involved in agricultural sector. With global populations rapidly increasing – especially in the developing world – providing food security increasingly requires innovative solutions and technologies. Also, climate change already affects agriculture and food security and, without urgent action, will put millions of people at risk of hunger and food insecurity.

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Adaptation, Climate Talks, COP23 - Fiji & Bonn

Bula Vinaka, My Dear Talanoa Dialogue

This article is written by Pramisha Thapaliya.

Paris Agreement, two buzz words, has set an unambiguous goal to hold global temperature increase to “well below 2⁰C “ and for parties to pursue efforts to limit this to 1.5⁰C above preindustrial levels. And it is so unfortunate that there is not much progress to figure out the urgency in COP 23. But there is a hope .i.e. Talanoa Dialogue!!! The first key political moment after Paris!!!

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Adaptation, Climate Talks, COP23 - Fiji & Bonn, Loss & Damage

Adaptation and Loss & Damage when it comes to islands

This article is written by Muhammad Ibrahim.

« Since the Adaptation fund was created in 2001 in COP7 in Marrakech for the developing countries to help them to adapt to the harmful effects of climate change, there have been good improvements but they are not enough according to lots of reports.

This is how we started our policy paper when we were talking about the Adaptation Fund from youth perspective at COP23. But when it comes to the parties, there are some other opinions.

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Source : https://twitter.com/benjaminfelis/status/930795607660298240

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4sea, Climate Talks, COP23 - Fiji & Bonn

Housewarming Party – Ocean Pathway Partnership builds up a Home for Oceans within UNFCCC

 This article is part of the 4sea project

Historically, oceans were the sole connectors of the earth: from expeditions by ship to messages in bottles, the oceans provided a channel between continents. Nowadays, one may say the UN is the main channel by which states communicate, at least on a diplomatic level. Other channels, including technology, international trade and the transport sector, come with one significant downside: carbon emissions, which drive climate change. Affected ecosystems are linked such that the melting Arctic causes sea-level rise in far off Pacific islands. As youth and young ocean lovers we celebrate the Ocean Pathway Partnership today since we think: partnership should not only follow economic logics but solidarity especially when facing climate change.

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Climate Talks, COP23 - Fiji & Bonn, Mitigation, Paris Agreement

The honeymoon is over

This article is written by Laura Florez Urazan.

The Paris Agreement was a political success, a diplomatic milestone, and what we all thought would be the first step of a different global trajectory. It was a promising wedding among countries with different -and sometimes opposing- priorities and views.

But Marrakech and Bonn have shown that the honeymoon period is over. Parties set aside important contradictions in the negotiations to tie the knot, and now they are all bubbling back to the surface and exposing structural flaws in the implementation process. For example, there is no consensus on whether identifying new features or elaborating on existing ones represents renegotiation or not, and that is just the beginning. That is why the negotiations are moving at such a slow and uneven pace: certain items in the agenda are just too divergent.

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Climate Talks, COP23 - Fiji & Bonn, Mitigation, Paris Agreement

Why negotiations are stalling on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement at COP23 (Part 2)

This article is divided in 2 parts. Read the first part here.
This article is written by Rémy Ruat.

Halfway into the twenty-third Conference of Parties (COP23) in Bonn, negotiations on the “Article 6 rulebook” of the Paris Agreement are stalling. The first draft prepared by the chairs was welcomed with protests from several parties. In spite of numerous exchanges ahead of COP23, it is still unclear what the possible outcome could look like. We covered in the first part of this article the stakes of these negotiations regarding transparency, collective ambition and the role of non-state actors. We will try now to decrypt where the conflict lies and the potential leads suggested by parties and experts.

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Climate Talks, COP23 - Fiji & Bonn, Mitigation, Paris Agreement

3 reasons to get interested in the fate of Article 6 of the #ParisAgreement at #COP23 (Part 1)

Before reading this article, if you are not familiar with carbon market mechanisms, here is a suggested read which will help you understand the jargon. Thank you for reading!
This article is divided in 2 parts. Read the second part here.
This article is written by Rémy Ruat.

The twenty-third Conference of Parties (COP23) of the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which takes place currently in Bonn under a Fijian presidency, is a highly technical one. One might think the political stakes behind these discussions are low. One would be wrong : a crucial question needs to be answered by Parties : how can they raise collective ambition in the implementation of the Paris Agreement?

Entrance to the « Bonn Zone » of COP23, where side-events are held

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