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On the technology framework – will it be useful?

About the technology framework Article 10, paragraph 4 of the Paris Agreement has established a technology framework to provide an overarching guidance to the work of the current Technology Mechanism.  The principles of this framework, which includes coherence, inclusiveness, result-oriented approach, transformational approach and transparency will provide guidance on the promotion and facilitation of technology development…

APA5: Enhancing Transparency at SB48-2

Negotiations entered full swing in Bangkok in efforts to complete the guidelines for the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP). A multitude of key topics to be tabled across all subsidiary bodies for the duration of SB48-2 has been identified by the Parties. The Ad hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) turns its gaze…

Lost in the space

“Where am I? Why is everyone so serious? What are these people discussing about? Why, why, why, why did I agree to this?” I thought to myself on the first day of the conference.“Ughh someone, please take me home, I’m lost” I shouted in my head. I am finally here in Bangkok to attend the…

Why is writing so hard :(

Saturday, 8 September 2018. I was the facilitator of YOUNGO daily meeting. As a newbie of YOUNGO, I felt a lot of anxiety running through my vein. I couldn’t sit still because I was scared and nervous. The meeting started a little bit late because we were waiting for a few more people to come.…

MYD Among Thousands Globally to Rise for Climate

#RiseforClimate Thousands of delegates flooded Bangkok to attend the SB48-2 Bangkok Climate Change Conference from the 4th – 9th September 2018. The conference aims to accelerate the progress of achieving the Paris Agreement goals by consolidating the Paris Agreement Work Programme. While Parties are caught up in meeting rooms negotiating for a better world, the…

Getting the hang of SB48-2

I left Malaysia to Bangkok without knowing what to expect. Prior to coming for this session here in Bangkok, I had zero idea on what negotiations in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would look like.  Sure, I had read pages upon pages of articles about the UNFCCC negotiation process as a…

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