Posts tagged ‘UNFCCC’

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Marrakech for the 22nd meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known as COP22. Hundreds queued for hours in the hot Marrakechi sun for an opportunity to hear Secretary Kerry speak at what will […]

The second week of COP22 – the 22nd Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – got underway yesterday in Marrakech. The mood at the conference center is notably different from last week. The number of attendees seems to have doubled, as does the […]

Last week saw the opening of the 71st session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. In his inaugural address, incoming General Assembly President Peter Thompson declared that the session would focus on advancing the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in September 2015. The SDGs form part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable […]

On Saturday, December 8, the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP) and the 8th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) were concluded in Doha.  While the meetings may have taken a day longer than their original schedule, agreement was finally reached.  According […]

This should have been the last of our reports from the UNFCCC negotiations in Doha, but it is now in the early hours of Saturday, December 8 and it appears that the negotiations are far from over.  A message frequently repeated today was the need to create a “package” outcome, which no party may think […]

At the second last day of scheduled talks in Doha emotions were starting to run high. During a plenary meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP), a delegate of the Philippines delivered an impassioned speech about the devastation caused in his country this […]

There are now less than 48 hours until negotiations in Doha are scheduled to conclude, on the evening of Friday, December 7.  While the President of this 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC remains confident that the negotiations will end on schedule, the feeling in the hallways is that talks are […]

On Tuesday, December 4, the High-Level Segment of the climate change negotiations began in Doha.  Various Heads of State or Government, Ministers and Heads of Delegation are here to speak and act on behalf of their nations. The opening ceremony for the High-Level Segment began with a video highlighting the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on […]

The negotiations in Doha have passed their halfway point, although it is still not clear whether real progress will be made on some of the major issues under negotiation.  With the conclusion of the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol looming at the end of this month, there is increasing pressure on the parties […]

by Franck Magennis. A major topic under discussion in Doha is the Green Climate Fund (GCF).  In this report, we provide some background on the creation of the fund and an update on relevant discussion in Doha.  The GCF was established by the COP at its sixteenth session, with the aim of maximizing and balancing […]

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