European Capacity Building Initiative

ecbi Webinar: Completing the Ambition Mechanism of the Paris Agreement

Leading climate negotiators highlighted the urgent need to complete work on the Paris Agreement’s “Ambition Mechanism” by resolving the issue of common time frames at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), during a Webinar organised by ecbi on 20 May 2020. The importance of the Ambition Mechanism was highlighted by Ambassador Lois Young, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), at the opening of the June Momentum event organised by the UNFCCC on 1 June 2020. "I think overall, these messages [from the Placencia Ambition Forum and Petersberg Dialogue] signal to the climate process that there can be no delay in the start up of the ambition cycle of the Paris Agreement," she said, calling for genuine progress on common time frames at both technical and political levels while listing key priorities for AOSIS in 2020. 

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