• 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

  • The penultimate draft

    At 9:30pm on Friday, the COP president Laurent Fabius released an updated “Draft Paris Outcome.” The text is now down to 27 pages (including the Draft Agreement and the COP Decision) and a mere 50 brackets. Options remain

    December 11, 2015 • Analysis, Draft Agreement, Featured

  • The Minister’s text: nearly there?

    At 3pm on Friday, a new “Draft Paris Outcome” was released. It is not the final document, but it is close to it. It is based on the text produced by the ADP, and has been streamlined by the national Ministers who have

    December 9, 2015 • COP 21, Draft Agreement, Featured

  • 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