Last weekend, the nineteenth UN conference on climate change (Conference of Parties – COP19) ended with an agreement reaching the minimum expected target: to continue preparing a new agreement to be adopted in 2015, among other things.
Walk-out of NGOs
Even though the conference results won’t linger in the public memory for long, maybe the public will remember the conference for another reason: the walk-out of many NGOs one day before the end of the conference.
November 26, 2013 No Comments
This is the nineteenth year of UN climate change negotiations. But even 19 years has proved not long enough for national governments to agree on, and implement, measures that reduce global greenhouse gas emissions sufficiently to keep the world beneath the dangerous 2°C threshold.
Meanwhile, cities and local authorities across the globe are taking the lead in climate mitigation in the face of inaction at the national and international level. …continue reading →
November 21, 2013 No Comments
Developing countries are most vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change. It is therefore of utmost importance to empower these countries to cope with the loss and damage already happening as a consequence of climate change. However, next to these necessary adaptation measures it is also important to mention, that the Global South can accelerate the economic development along a green trajectory while reducing poverty through the development of renewable energies. This has to be taken into account when discussing the design of newly emerging international funding mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
November 12, 2013 No Comments