Roster of experts available for interviews with journalists
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…Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on November 22, 2013 at 7:11 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on April 28, 2013 at 22:16 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on May 25, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
When western governments are talking about climate finance they rapidly tend to focus on the potential of "private finance". Considering the impacts of the financial crisis and the difficulties to mobilize public sources, this is an obvious choice. However, there is no pile of cash lying around with a sign "private finance".
DanChurchAid, the Danish member of the…Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on May 21, 2012 at 13:40 — No Comments
I would like to introduce you to our new short film: Rwanda: emerging in a changing climate.
You can access the video by clicking here.
The film was co-produced by the the …Continue
Added by Amiera Sawas on December 9, 2011 at 16:05 — No Comments
With the theme: Climate-smart must be livelihood smart too, we welcome you to participate in our events in Durban at COP17 as follows (http://www.asb.cgiar.org/icraf-asb-partnership-cop-17 ):
Side event – Making climate smart agriculture work for the poor
Thursday 1 December 2011
International Convention Centre, Room: Apies River
Added by Elizabeth Kahurani on November 27, 2011 at 21:12 — No Comments
I’d like to introduce you all to our new publication: ‘Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of change from CDKN’.
You can access the report by clicking here
Added by Amiera Sawas on November 10, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments
As countries like Indonesia consider strategies for a policy to implement the REDD+ mechanism, evidence is increasingly pointing to the need for an all-inclusive approach as opposed to establishing and exclusively focusing on protected areas. In a recent study, ASB Partnership scientists looked at opportunities for a green economy and preservation of unique habitat that exist in the diverse landscape of Sumatra. Here, you find a mosaic of villages that seat at the base of the natural forest…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Kahurani on November 3, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments
According to the World Bank, there are currently over 1.4 billion people live at the poverty line. "Poverty" here is defined as an economic condition of lacking both money and basic necessities needed to successfully live, such as food, water, education, healthcare, and shelter. However, "poverty" may therefore also be defined as the economic condition of lacking predictable and stable means of meeting basic life needs. Ironically, guarding economic growth is often the key consideration in…Continue
Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on November 1, 2011 at 19:09 — No Comments
GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice at the end of COP 16
As COP 16 comes to a close, we go home ignoring Ixchel and all other goddesses of reason and undoing the tapestry that could have protected us from either an extremely hot or cold future. "Let not the perfect be the enemy of the good" has been an oft-repeated statement yet the outcome of COP 16 is not even good enough.
True, that a Green Climate Fund has been established. There was also an agreement on the…
Added by Ulrike Roehr on December 11, 2010 at 20:32 — No Comments
At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, governments will decide whether to expand the role that agriculture plays within global climate talks. The fate of these proposals will determine whether agriculture will be used by polluters to offset their emissions and shift the burden of greenhouse gas reduction onto developing countries. The Cancún meeting has the…Continue
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Kyoto Protocol talks inch forward, despite some developed countries
Bonn, 12 June (Lim Li Lin and Chee Yoke Ling) - Negotiations for the next set of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets beyond 2012 made a little progress after more than four years of feet dragging by developed countries.
The fortnight of talks (1-11 June) saw developing countries pushing to accelerate the process to ensure that developed countries party to the Kyoto Protocol will commit to…Continue
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 15, 2010 at 9:47 — No Comments
AWG-LCA discusses unilateral trade measures and forum on impacts of response measures
Bonn, 10 June (Meena Raman) – The contact group under the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term, Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealt with the issue of the impact of mitigation actions by countries which result in economic and social consequences on 9 June.
Developing countries, led by the G77 and China…Continue
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Bonn, 1 June (Hilary Chiew) -The 32nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) opened in Bonn on Monday, 31 May under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.…
Added by Hilary Chiew on June 2, 2010 at 12:58 — No Comments
Bonn, 1 June 2010 (Meena Raman) – At the opening plenary of the climate talks in Bonn, developing
countries expressed difficulties in accessing funds from the Global Environment
Facility and lamented the slow progress in scaling up funds to address climate
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