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Darnell Hanson

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 observers are not allowed into these spinoff

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Darnell Hanson

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 the Chairs have expressed frustration at

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Darnell Hanson

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 version of the text including the co-chairs bridging (compromise) proposals, and Annex

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Darnell Hanson

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 minister-led consultation groups to work

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Darnell Hanson

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, differentiation and ambition/review). Loss and damage, unchanged in the text, is

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Darnell Hanson

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 will enter into force

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Darnell Hanson

The Complexity of Negotiations in Marrakech

Having finally experienced first hand the difficulties of negotiations, I understand why the process is a slow one. On Friday I watched a negotiation on the point of gender in the agreement. As the final negotiation, it was meant to

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Darnell Hanson

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 technicalities of Annex one and two countries

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