European Capacity Building Initiative
What's holding up the Article 6 negotiations? Can differences be resolved at the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change? This policy paper explains the crunch issues in Article 6 negotiations in generally accessible language. It sheds light on the key differences between negotiating Parties on the eve of COP25 in Madrid. Understanding the issues and Party positions is a key step to identify solutions in these highly political and technically complex negotiations.
19 November 2019
A pilot Regional Workshop for the Caribbean, on 30 and 31 October 2019 in Tobago, was attended by 18 participants from the region. Sessions were held, mostly led by senior negotiators from the region, on the politics and science of climate change, loss and damage, mitigation and the NDCs, climate finance, the enhanced transparency framework, and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Mock negotiation sessions were also held, to give the trainees a chance to practice interventions in a formal UN-like setting.
19 November 2019
Conventional “CO2-equivalent” emissions calculations do not consistently reflect the impact of emissions on global temperature: they overstate the impact of short-lived climate pollutants such as methane by a factor of about four, while understating the large impact of changes in methane emission rates. Myles Allen and Michelle Cain from the University of Oxford explain how CO2-e emissions can nevertheless be used to calculate “warming-equivalent” emissions to inform burden-sharing discussions, mitigation policies in crucial sectors such as agriculture, and stocktakes of progress towards a global temperature goal.
17 October 2019
Interview with Benito Müller, ecbi Director, on TRT World, an Istanbul-based English speaking international news channel on the occasion of the Global Climate Strike on 20 September 2019. Your browser does not support the video tag.
30 September 2019