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.
Étiqueté : climate change negotiations
Drawing on his direct participation in the latest round of climate talks in Warsaw, Andrei Marcu looks at the results of the 19th COP through the lens of three basic questions, with a view to understanding how much progress was made and where we stand two years ahead of Paris…
The EU and Latin America and the Caribbean: paving the road towards a new global climate change agreement in 2015?
A paper on EU-Latin American and the Caribbean cooperation and diplomacy on climate change.
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 report presents an overview of progress in international action on climate change since August 2012, with a particular focus on China and the US
This WRI’s working paper presents a landscape assessment of independent efforts to track the adoption, implementation, and impact of climate change policies around the world…
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?
This paper examines the legal, political, technical, economic and financial implications of fitting commitments by cities into the post-2012 climate change agreement.
This Nordic Council of Ministers working paper addresses the state-of-play in the UNFCCC negotiations. It identifies some of the main problems and develops concrete proposals to enhance the effectiveness of the climate regime…
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…
In this FIELD working paper, the authors analyse the Durban outcome and calls for a new approach to climate multilateralism
This UNDP report analyzes what was achieved at COP 17 in Durban in December 2011 and what needs to be done for the road ahead
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.
Assessing the outcomes of COP17, an IISD’s paper