Étiqueté : climate change negotiations

Evolution of the international climate effort

The international community is in the midst of shaping the next stage of the global climate effort—working both within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and through the broader “regime complex” that has grown alongside it. Within the UNFCCC, countries are working toward a new global climate agreement in 2015. This brief looks at different ways the climate effort has evolved over the years, and potential implications for the current round of international climate negotiations.

Climate change negotiations. A guide to resolving disputes and facilitating multilateral cooperation

As the Kyoto Protocol limps along without the participation of the US and Australia, on-going climate negotiations are plagued by competing national and business interests that are creating stumbling blocks to success. This book asks how these persistent obstacles can be down-scaled, approaching them from five professional perspectives: a top policy-maker, a senior negotiator, a leading scientist, an international lawyer, and a sociologist who is observing the process.

The Durban platform : issues and options for a 2015 agremeent

This paper written by D. Bodansky begins broadly by considering the elements critical to the effectiveness of an international agreement. It then analyzes the key variables in the design of a climate agreement, how these are reflected in the UNFCCC’s evolution to date, and the specific parameters framing the negotiations going forward. Finally, it considers three broad options for a possible Durban Platform outcome… (© C2ES)

The emissions gap report : Are the Copenhagen accord pledges sucient to limit global warming to 2° C or 1.5° C?

Rapport sur l’écart entre les besoins et les perspectives en matière de réduction d’émissions. Les engagements pris dans le cadre de l’Accord de Copenhague sont-ils suffisants pour limiter le réchauffement de la planète à 2° C ou 1,5° C?

In preparation for Doha: defining “legal instrument”…

This FIELD paper considers some issues at the centre of the negotiations in preparation for the eighteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 8), which will take place in Doha in late 2012…

The climate threat we can beat

For too long, climate diplomacy has focused on carbon dioxide. But at least 40 percent of global warming can be blamed on shorter-lived pollutants, which also cause disease and damage crops in developing states. Reining in pollution would thus accomplish two goals, while finally getting countries such as China and India into the climate-change business.