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Bonn negotiations 31st August – 4th September

The negotiations from the 31th of August – 4th of September in Bonn, Germany provided yet another piece for the ‘Paris puzzle’. Bonn was the penultimate session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2.10); which leaves a

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Darnell Hanson

Co-Chairs release (unofficial) 20 page draft Agreement

The UNFCCC’s two ADP co-chairs released three documents yesterday to guide the negotiations in Bonn later this month. They are: The Co-Chairs’ non-paper (that is, the draft Paris treaty and COP 21 decision). A scenario note laying out the plan for the

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Darnell Hanson

Bonn negotiations 19 – 23 October

The ADP2.11 session that took place from 19th October – 23rd October was supposed to have consisted of line by line negotiations based on a streamlined non-paper of the ADP2.10 text. Instead, ADP2.11 was dominated by two things: The new negotiating text

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UNFCCC releases INDC synthesis report

The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report assessing the aggregate impact of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions submitted so far before Paris. The final full document “Synthesis report on the aggregate effect of the intended nationally determined contributions” covers over 140 INDCs and over 90% of

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Darnell Hanson

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 the Parties

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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 SBSTA, which provides scientific and technical

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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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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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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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