Category: Knowledge

Mighty UNFCCC

COP 21 under the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is scheduled to take place end of this year. You might be wondering what significance is this to you? Well, you will soon find out. However, here’s a friendly advice to you, take a moment to read about what UNFCCC is all about…

Article 6 of the Convention UNFCCC

Article 6 in Bonn 2015 with UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres

Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) stipulates the promotion of education, training and public awareness on Climate Change. Article 6 defines activities in six priority areas that are determined by the UNFCCC as essential for involving all levels of society in the climate change process. The outcomes that the…

ECO Newsletter during UNFCCC Sessions by CAN

ECO Newsletter

Today’s ECO Newsletter is finally out! Hot off the press from the UN climate negotiations in Bonn #SB24. Get the latest NGO take on proceedings… http://eco.climatenetwork.org/ ECO is a newsletter providing insides on the current happenings in the negotiations. And perhaps more importantly, what should happen at the negotiations from Climate Action Network (CAN’s) perspective. The publishing of…

Hilary Chiew & Dr. Gary Theseira on Climate Change – Shifting Blame?

CA_220415Later this morning Sir David King the British Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change of will be giving a keynote at a forum sustainability and green growth.Tonight he talks to young Malaysians about his concerns about climate change.  What would have otherwise been a welcomed intervention raised eye-brows among some because a flyer advertising the evening talk notes seemed to diminish Malaysia’s efforts, noting that our emission levels were 80% of the UK’s and rising. Is this just a storm in a teacup or does it signal underlying dynamics of climate change politics?

This is a report by Sharaad Kuttan.

 

Dr. Gary Theseira on The Politics of Climate Change

Dr. Gary Theseira on The Politics of Climate Change

Dr. Gary Theseira on The Politics of Climate Change

Dr. Gary Theseira, Deputy Undersecretary at the Environmental Management & Climate Change Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia, on The Politics of Climate Change.

Hailed as the answer to climate change in 1997, the Kyoto Protocol has failed in its goal to curb global carbon emission. In the lead up to this November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, we speak to Dr. Gary Theseira, Deputy Undersecretary at the Environmental Management & Climate Change Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia, about the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and the politics of climate change.

Beginners Guide to UNFCCC

Reading Materials A Beginner’s Guide to the UN Framework Convention and its Kyoto Protocol – UNEP & UNFCCC 2002 Glossary of Terms: https://sites.google.com/site/unfcccyoungo/resources-readings/glossary Accronyms: https://sites.google.com/site/unfcccyoungo/resources-readings/acronyms The Climate Change Advocacy Toolkits http://www.southernvoices.net/en/news/programme-news/687-the-advocacy-toolkits.html Background on UNFCCC: The International Response to Climate Change: http://unfccc.int/essential_background/items/6031.php Fundamental Documents UNFCCC Convention Text – http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/conveng.pdf Kyoto Protocol Text – http://unfccc.int/essential_background/glossary/items/3666.php Bali Action Plan Text – http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2007/cop13/eng/06a01.pdf#page=3 IPCC AR4…

Road to COP21 Paris Background

Climate Reality Project

What’s Happening in COP21 Paris? This year, the United Nations holds the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Paris from November 30—December 11. The UNFCCC is a treaty passed in 1992 to address global climate change, and ratified by 195 countries, including the US.…

REDD in Malaysia

REDD logo

Degradation and deforestation of the world’s tropical forests are cumulatively responsible for about 10% of net global carbon emissions. Therefore, tackling the destruction of tropical forests is core to any concerted effort to combat climate change (14). Traditional approaches to halting tropical forest loss have typically been unsuccessful, as can be seen from the fact that…

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