COP23: Zero amazon deforestation

In the context of the COP 23 forest day, representatives from Greenpeace, Imaflora and Imazon, which are part of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute gave an outline of their recent report on a pathway to zero deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Presentation of the recent report: a pathway to zero deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon […]

COP23: Wrap-up first week

By: Claudia Steinacker “I hear no objections, it is so decided.” As observer in the Bula zone, this sentence was the most heard during the first days of the 23rd Conference of the Parties . Most meetings in the first days of the COP23 still dealt with organizational matters, such as agreeing on the structure […]

COP23: Biennial Update Report

By: Steve Kwatcho Kengdo Parallel to informal consultations of the meetings and protocol bodies of the convention where we had limited access, the workshop for the facilitative sharing of views (FSV) under the international consultation and analysis (ICA) process for developing country Parties was organized under the Subsidiary Body of Implementation (SBI) at this 47th […]

COP23: Summary of the first week from an African perspective

By: Steve Kwatcho Kengdo “Negotiations are important, but action is more important” – Salaheddine Mezouar, COP22 President The first week of the conference was marked by the presence of several African countries which share together the urgent need of implementing the Paris Agreement. Besides participating individually to main plenary meetings and informal consultations during meetings […]

Everything you need to know about COP23

By: Katharina Funk Bula! from the UN-Climate Conference in Bonn. Bula is Fijian for “life” and is most commonly used as a greeting, wishing one good health. In this article we want to present an overview of what the COP23 is about. The UN-Climate Conference takes place from 6 – 17 November 2017 in Bonn […]

COP23: Forest day

By: Alicia Medina Valdiviezo “Forests play a huge role in our efforts to tackle climate change” – Manuel Pulgar-Vidal On Sunday, a series of events under an initiative called Forests Global Climate Action were given in COP23 Bonn zone. Here, many countries and corporations have shown that by establishing sustainable forestry management, it is possible […]

COP23: Fossil of the day

By: Claudia Steinacker The “Fossil of the Day” Awards exist since 1999 and are an initiative of the Climate Action Network (CAN) to ironically honor those parties, countries or organisations which act in a bad manner, hindering the progress of the negotiations at COP and counteracting the common will to achieve the climate target set […]

COP23: “Leave the coal in the hole”

By: Steve Kwatcho Kengdo The meeting of the convention and protocol bodies , namely the Conference of the Parties (COP), Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP); Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA); Subsidiary Body for […]

COP23: Bonn Challenge

By: Claudia Steinacker On the third day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2017, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosted several side events on forest landscape restoration in their pavilion at the Bonn zone. An analysis conducted by the IUCN and Climate Focus revealed that only 8 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) […]

COP23: Displacement, human mobility and climate change

By: Judith Schepers Organised by Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust), OXFAM International (OI) Following the Paris agreements a taskforce is working on global recommendations on migration. People from low-income countries are more likely to be forced to move away, with small island developing states being most effected. 25.3 […]