Of INDCs, elements and plumbing

The UNFCCC climate negotiations in Bonn focused in the big picture on national contributions, the 2015 agreement and rather fuzzily on pre-2020 ambition. The is the work in the Ad hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), and lest one forgets, there are two standing Subsidiary Bodies keeping on building the ‘plumbing’ of the Convention on many detailed issues. The future of the climate regime attracts attention, but the devil– and sometimes perhaps also the solution… Read moreOf INDCs, elements and plumbing

High level event on negotiations on climate finance

A high-level side event was held on Wednesday 7 December on Climate Finance for the press and public. The meeting was held by, amongst others, UNFCCC Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, Ethiopian Prime Minster Meles Zenawi, head of South African National Planning Commission, Trevor Manuel and Lord Stern. The main message communicated during the meeting was that the goal of achieving the climate finance goal of $100 billion per annum by 2020 is considered achievable. However it was noted that there were… Read moreHigh level event on negotiations on climate finance