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Climate talks in Lima: Is EU bringing gifts to the poor?

A key challenge in international negotiations is how to strike a balance. As one part has initiated a first move, they await the counterpart to make the next. This is also the case for the ongoing climate negotiations in Lima. The true challenge is to agree on when a proposal is so important that the counterpart needs to make a corresponding proposal.Leading up to COP20 in Lima, we saw many initiatives from the EU. First they made a new climate package with mitigation targets for 2030, and…See More
Dec 10
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Climate finance is about more than numbers

A global transition, towards a green future, built on resilience, will not come for free. Investments are needed, and action needs to be taken. And there is need for someone to pay the bill. Climate finance has been a key element in the climate debates for years, and some progress has been made. The Green Climate Fund is a concrete result from the UN talks, and with a pledging meeting in Berlin, Thursday, the fund is finally starting to be filled. The need for climate finance is huge, and it is…See More
Nov 19
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Oct 30
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EU leaders: We want to be climate champions…but we don’t know how

climate and energy policyFriday, early morning, EU leaders adopted a new climate and energy policy. A policy which should guide the unions’ effort towards a low carbon transformation, including targets which would feed into the forthcoming global climate agreement, to be adopted in Paris 2015.Footprints of ambitious countriesIt should be acknowledged that there are ambitious countries…See More
Oct 24
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Sep 18
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Climate days in New York, what can we expect?

There is an increasing global awareness about the need to take climate change seriously. Actually, this knowledge has been known for quite some time, and many governments around the world are already taking initiatives to reduce emissions, and to transform their countries into low carbon economies. Still science tells us that there is need to do more, a lot more.The coming days in New York the need “to do more” is in focus. For several days a big number of events and meetings will address the…See More
Sep 18
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Sep 10
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Three reasons why Juncker should keep the position as climate commissioner

Today the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker will present his new commission, and we will know what the new top management of the European Union will look like. I am sure the commission will be a group of well qualified and committed people, but their performance will not only depend on their skills, but also which tasks and responsibilities they are given. It looks like Juncker will merge the two previous positions as energy and climate commissioners into one. The…See More
Sep 10
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Will governments consider the latest climate research?

It can't be said more clearly. The effects of climate change are profound and global.  They will affect us all, and there is an urgent need to focus on adaptation. This is the solid message from the Intergovernmental panel on climate change, IPCC. But will this message be brought forward to the UN climate talks? The recent IPCC report on impacts of climate change is full of scientific data, numbers and estimations based on research from all over the world. However, each number can be translated…See More
Apr 4
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Mar 21
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EU puts the climate on hold

Today the European Council met to discuss a new mitigation target for 2030. This target should have been an important input to the current debate about new and increased climate ambition. In September the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, invites all heads of states to a meeting in New York, to discuss increased ambition. However, with the decision from today, EU won’t have a new mitigation target to present until October, the earliest.This is disappointing, and frustrating. I would have liked…See More
Mar 21
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Last day, and last possibillity to make Warsaw worth to remember

Two weeks of negotiations are about to end, and today we will see if they will deliver a result. Someone said that COP19 already is an historic COP. It is the first COP ever where the ambitions are lower when the meeting ends, than when the meeting began. The statement refered to the fact that Japan and Australia announced dereased ambitions. However, if miracles aren't happening today, we may end up with reduced emissions also in other areas. There are three themes which need to be closed…See More
Nov 22, 2013
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A new opportunity to increase ambition in the UN climate talks

Tomorrow a new round of climate negotiations begins. The meeting, which takes place in Bonn, Germany, is the first meeting since the climate summit last year, COP18. Every time parties meet, they have a chance to move the talks forward, to increase ambition and to show the world that climate change is taken serious. What can we expect from the coming week in Bonn?Not much, I am afraid…Even if there is an agreement from COP18, many parties are disappointed. Ambition was not raised, compared to…See More
Apr 28, 2013
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Will 2013 deliver increased climate ambition?

2012 is over and we can look back on a year with far too many climate related disasters. During the summer US was hit hard by droughts, effecting food prices all around world. Later on the Caribbean, and the US, was hit by the hurricane Sandy, with huge effects on both lives and infrastructure. The year ended with another horrifying storm, as typhoon Bopha hit Philippines, affecting thousands of people. Even though 2012 taught us about the effects of climate change, the climate summit, COP18…See More
Jan 2, 2013
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Jan 1, 2013
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The Durban hangover

When parties left Durban five months ago they could return home with an agreement. COP17 was presented as a diplomatic success and a breakthrough in global climate talks. When parties met again in Bonn, two weeks ago, they had to interpret what was really decided in Durban, and that has not been easy.The past two weeks of negotiations have been difficult, no doubt. There are very different views on how to proceed, and while talks in Bonn centered on increased ambitions, it is very difficult to…See More
May 25, 2012

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What is your name?
Mattias Söderberg
What organisation do you work for?
ACT alliance
What country are you based in?
Denmark
Please summarise your areas of climate-change expertise (in terms of subjects and geographical areas)
I follow the negotiations with an equity perspective. I work in DanChurchAid, a member of the global ACT alliance, with an aim to promote sustainable development around the world. I try to keep an overview of the negotiations, but with most focus on KP, finance and agriculture.
What is your telephone number?
+45-29700609
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mattiasdca
Which languages can you give interviews in?
Swedish
Danish
English
(Spanish)
What is your website address?
http://www.actalliance.org/hot-topics/cancun
Please use this section to introduce yourself in more detail so the administrator can decide whether to approve your membership
My name is Mattias Söderberg. I am climate change advisor for the global ACT alliance, based at DanChurchAid in Copenhagen. I am following the UNFCCC process closely and I have taken part in most sessions since Bali. We have a strong equity approach with close cooperation with partners in developing countries all around the world. Follow me on twitter (Mattias_S)

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Climate talks in Lima: Is EU bringing gifts to the poor?

A key challenge in international negotiations is how to strike a balance. As one part has initiated a first move, they await the counterpart to make the next. This is also the case for the ongoing climate negotiations in Lima. The true challenge is to agree on when a proposal is so important that the counterpart needs to make a corresponding proposal.

Leading up to COP20 in Lima, we saw many initiatives from the EU.…

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Posted on December 10, 2014 at 22:08

Climate finance is about more than numbers

A global transition, towards a green future, built on resilience, will not come for free. Investments are needed, and action needs to be taken. And there is need for someone to pay the bill.

 

Climate finance has been a key element in the climate debates for years, and some progress has been made. The Green Climate Fund is a concrete result from the UN…

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Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:41

Church leaders send their blessings to the IPCC meeting in Copenhagen

His Holiness…

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Posted on October 30, 2014 at 0:05

EU leaders: We want to be climate champions…but we don’t know how

climate and energy policyFriday, early morning, EU leaders adopted a new climate and energy policy. A policy which should guide the unions’ effort towards a low carbon transformation, including targets which would feed into the forthcoming global climate agreement, to be adopted in Paris 2015.

Footprints of…

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Posted on October 24, 2014 at 8:10

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