International Negotiations

CIFOR Explores REDD+ Verification Debate [viewed]

CIFOR10 June 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) commissioned a study, titled 'Key Issues in REDD+ Verification,' which explores the different options for REDD+ verification and the impact of the impasse in international negotiations on REDD+ financing and implementation.

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Guest Article #98: Countries Forge Ahead on Mitigation in Agriculture Despite UNFCCC Delays [viewed]

Although UNFCCC negotiations on agriculture are on hold, agricultural mitigation is already an objective for many developing countries. National governments are moving quickly to plan agricultural development that also leads to climate change adaptation and mitigation, which is crucial in a sector that is so vulnerable to climate impacts, but also responsible for 14 to 24% of global emissions. As a result, new policy mechanisms and tools are being put into use with some promising, recent developments.

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UNFCCC Releases SBSTA Documents for Bonn Session [viewed]

UNFCCC4 June 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a series of documents that will be discussed by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and technical Advice (SBSTA) at its 38th session, taking place in Bonn, Germany. The documents relate to methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol, the new market-based mechanism, emissions from international transport, the UNFCCC reporting guidelines, high-carbon reservoirs, and a framework for various approaches.

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UNEP Risø Centre Outlines Elements of a New Climate Agreement by 2015 [viewed]

UNEP RISO Centre3 June 2013: The UNEP Risø Centre, in collaboration with UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), has released 'Perspectives 2013,' a publication that features articles on the "Elements of a New Climate Agreement by 2015." The publication considers key issues to address with a view to reach a climate change agreement by 2015 to come into effect by 2020, as agreed at the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC.

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IISD RS Launches “ENB Video: In the Corridors" at Bonn Session [viewed]

ENB-Video3 June 2013: As part of its reporting from the Bonn Climate Change Conference that opened at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany, on 3 June 2013, the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services (IISD RS) has launched "ENB Video: In the Corridors."

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UNFCCC Technical Papers Address Selection of Host Institutions, Mitigation Ambition [viewed]

UNFCCC28 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published two technical papers to be considered during the session to be held in Bonn, Germany, from 3-14 June 2013. One addresses steps and time frames to conduct an open and competitive bidding process for selecting host institutions (FCCC/TP/2013/1) and the other is a compilation of information on mitigation benefits of actions, initiatives and options to enhance mitigation ambition (FCCC/TP/2013/4).

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UNFCCC Releases ADP Co-Chairs' Note on Bonn Session [viewed]

UNFCCC24 May 2013: The ADP Co-Chairs' note for the second part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2) was released to assist delegates in preparing for the upcoming ADP session and share the Co-Chairs' views on the possible organization of work.

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Busan Partnership Reviews Climate Public Expenditure in Asian and African Countries [viewed]

aideffectiveness21 May 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP)/World Bank Climate Finance Options (CFO) Platform has reported on the release by the Busan Partnership for Climate Finance Effectiveness of reports on climate public expenditure and institutional reviews (CPEIR) carried out in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Samoa.

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UNFCCC Releases Co-Chairs Notes on ADP April Session [viewed]

UNFCCC21 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published various summaries and the ADP Co-chairs' reflections on the first part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). ADP Co-chairs highlight good progress towards a more focused mode of work and suggest that the "big picture" of the ADP work is emerging.

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Fourth Petersberg Climate Dialogue Prepares for COP 19 [viewed]

petersberg47 May 2013: The Fourth Petersberg Climate Dialogue on 'Shaping the Future' convened in Berlin, Germany, from 5-7 May 2013, to discuss how to enhance climate action domestically and make progress in the UN climate negotiations in advance of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19), scheduled to take place in Warsaw, Poland, in November 2013.

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