Category: UNFCCC

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…

UNFCCC Intersessional Meeting

Bonn 2015

UNFCCC Intersessional Meeting? As I was waiting to board my flight to attend the UNFCCC Meeting in Bonn-Germany, I lost count the number of times I was asked, “Isn’t COP usually at the end of the year?” Annually, there are usually 2 to 4 intersessional meetings. These meetings happen either in the UN offices in Bonn-Germany or…

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.…

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