International Negotiations

BASIC Countries Call for Warsaw to be an "Implementation COP" [viewed]

Flag of China29 October 2013: The 17th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change brought together representatives from Brazil, India, South Africa and China (BASIC), who adopted a joint statement emphasizing that the upcoming Warsaw Climate Change Conference "should be an implementation Conference of the Parties (COP)."

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UNFCCC Publishes COP/MOP Documents on CDM, Annex B Parties, JISC [viewed]

UNFCCC25 October 2013: The UNFCCC has released documents for consideration by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol at its ninth session (COP/MOP 9), which will convene from 11-22 November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland.

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UNFCCC Publishes SBI Documents for Warsaw [viewed]

UNFCCC24 October 2013: The UNFCCC has released documents for consideration during the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013. The documents will be addressed under the agenda of the 39th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 39).

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Guest Article #101: Warsaw Conference: Barometer of a New Agreement [viewed]

Doha merely provided us with an interim solution. Like it or not, a comprehensive solution to global climate change has only been postponed - it should be noted that the percentage of global emissions covered by the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol is estimated to be as low as 14-15%. Meanwhile, scientific proof of the urgency of the problem grows evermore resolute. Working Group I's contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report explicitly and unequivocally confirmed just that.

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MOP 25 Agrees Decisions on ODS Alternatives, SIDS [viewed]

mop2525 October 2013: The 25th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 25) agreed to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) report on alternatives to ozone depleting substances (ODS). The meeting took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 21-25 October 2013.

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UNFCCC Releases Technical Papers on Market-related Issues [viewed]

UNFCCC22 October 2013: The UNFCCC has released two technical syntheses, one on the framework for various approaches (FVA) and the other on the New Market-based Mechanism (NMM).

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Event: UN Environmental Assembly of UNEP [viewed]

The next meeting of the UN Environmental Assembly of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which has replaced the UNEP Governing Council, is scheduled for June 2014.  

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EU Council Adopts Position Ahead of COP 19 [viewed]

EU flag14 October 2013: The Council of the EU adopted conclusions in preparation for the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UNFCCC and the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 9), which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013.

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GCF Adopts Roadmap for Climate Change Resources Mobilization [viewed]

Green Climate Fund (GCF)11 October 2013: During its fifth meeting, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) developed a roadmap aimed at raising financial resources for the Fund to support developing countries in their efforts to address climate change.

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Pre-COP 19 Meeting Focuses on Business Involvement, 2015 Agreement, Loss and Damage [viewed]

cop1910 October 2013: Over three days, 40 ministers and their representatives, UNFCCC Secretariat officials, the Co-chairs of Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and, for the first time, representatives of the business sector, gathered in Warsaw to present their views and discuss a number of issues ahead of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UNFCCC.

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