• COP22- Highs and Lows of Days 1, 2 and 3

    The first day of COP included only one shock event- Turkey’s request for more money. The G77 (a conglomerate of developing nations) have long been requesting more money for adaptation, mitigation and capacity building. The

    November 11, 2016 • COP 22, News

  • The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

    At COP 22, as part of the development of the Paris Agreement, the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change Impacts (Warsaw Mechanism for Loss and Damage) will be discussed. The Warsaw

    November 7, 2016 • Commentary, COP 21, News

  • The Final Day

    The monumental climate conference in Paris is now officially over and the new pact, which commits all countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions, has been approved by the Conference of the Parties. The brand new Paris Agreement

    December 13, 2015 • COP 21, News

  • Days 9-10

    The second week of COP21 has been extended until Saturday. The draft Agreement released on Wednesday was welcomed by all parties as a good compromise, although it contained unresolved cross-cutting issues (finance,

    December 11, 2015 • Draft Agreement, News

  • Days 7-8: sitting tight

    The second week of negotiations are progressing on time – supposedly. Civil society has no access to any of the negotiation spin-off groups whatsoever, so information is limited. On Sunday the COP has split into four

    December 8, 2015 • COP 21, News

  • Week One and ADP comes to a close

    Week one ends On Saturday morning the ADP met for the final time. During this meeting, the co-chairs released their final proposed Draft Agreement. Included are two annexes; Annex I, which contains Thursday’s revised

    December 6, 2015 • ADP, Draft Agreement, News

  • Days 4-5: negotiations heating up

    The Saturday deadline for the ADP negotiators looms and the most draft text (which includes bridging proposals from the chair) is still a complex, bracketed document. Negotiations are moving slowly, emotions are running high and

    December 5, 2015 • ADP, COP 21, News

  • Day 3 – Overview

    The draft text On Wednesday, negotiations were operating at full throttle. Multiple spinoff groups, compromises, streamlining, to take to ministers next week to so that Ministers can grapple with the political dimensions. Most

    December 3, 2015 • ADP, COP 21, Draft Text, News

  • Day 2 – Overview

    Negotiations begin On Tuesday December 1st, substantive negotiations kicked off in a number of different forums, including the ADP contact group, the main Conference of Parties plenary and its two permanent Subsidiary Bodies (the

    December 3, 2015 • COP 21, News

  • Day 1 – Overview

    The first day of COP21 has been a flurry of press conferences and announcements. The scale of the conference is enormous: many meetings operated simultaneously and ran overtime. The ADP – the body tasked in 2011 with guiding

    December 2, 2015 • COP 21, News