11th Conference of Youth (COY11): Young people raising their voice at the doorstep of COP21
by Petros Theodorou Prior to the Conference of the Parties (COP) each year, a massive gathering of young people from all over the world, known as Conference of Youth … Continue reading
1st week of COP21 in Paris: What has happened so far?
From the 30th November to the 11th December it takes place in Paris the COP21 of the UNFCCC . This is the 21st annual meeting that has taken place already within the UNFCCC frame. But why is Paris so important if there is a COP every year?
The Climate Regime as a Global Peace Process
Even though working towards tackling the drivers and impacts of a changing climate is what constitutes the climate regime, the decisions made therein are not only pertinent to addressing climate change.
Phase out Fossils. Phase in Nuclear?
Second day of the COP20, and the plenary is full of delegates discussing the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). The atmosphere is really … Continue reading
The elephant in the room: policy based responses to climate change are still failing to account for indigenous voices
By: Rory Walshe and Alejandro Argumedo An op-ed from the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA) Initiative Secretariat Indigenous people are one of the most vulnerable groups to … Continue reading
Using Official Development Assistance to Complement Adaptation Funding
by Sirca S. Gogus This article aims to analyse why and how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process impedes the holistic adaptation policy and practice, and how … Continue reading
Negotiating Africa’s Interests on Climate Change: The African Group of Negotiators
Written by Lorraine Dongo Cracked earth from drought in Africa Photo: ALAMY Climate change affects us all, but it does not affect us all equally. The poorest and most vulnerable –those … Continue reading
Understanding Impasse in Climate Change Negotiations: The North-South Conflict and Beyond
Sırça‘s two cents on why the UNFCCC context looks ever-tortuous and the COP process, more often than not, dead-locked. A recap on negotiations… Climate change has been identified as a global … Continue reading