Category: UNFCCC

MYD Speak at COP23

Below are some compilation of youth speak during COP23. Xiandi and Mike delivered interventions on behalf of YOUNGO, the UNFCCC youth constituency. Xiandi delivered her intervention at the opening of APA 1-4, while Mike delivered his intervention at the closing of the COP. . Syaqil and Jasmin was interviewed by Climate Tracker, an NGO and research…

Hey, that’s so not coal!

There were several overarching and predominant themes at COP23. Two of which have been the need for increased ambition pre and post-2020 through NDCs, as well as the rise of non-party stakeholders. A third theme I saw across the two weeks was the conversation on coal. Firstly, there was the Climate March on the 4th…

I got kicked out of negotiations at COP23

From the beginning of COP23, I followed the negotiations on global stocktake. I went to every session I could – G77 coordination meetings, working groups, and most importantly, informal consultations between the co-facilitators and the parties. By the afternoon of the 14th of November, the negotiations on GST had come to a conclusion. The parties…

Linking Science and the Global Stocktake

On the 8th November 2017, the German Pavilion had a session on Global Stocktake: Information from the science.The session comprised of leading and influential figures from both the government and scientific fields. It was chaired by Ms. Eliza Norton of the World Resources institute, and the esteemed panelists were: Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer, Mercator Research Institute…

Let’s talk about Talanoa

“Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?” Those three lines had been my much uttered mantra at COP23. There were extensives talk about the Talanoa Dialogue – a term that I was first being introduced to at the Climate Action Network (CAN) Pre-COP Session on the 5th November…

REDD+ for who?

REDD+ is an initiative borne out of the Bali Action Plan, under the mitigation section, which seeks countries to reduce emissions from forest degradation and deforestation on top of “fostering conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.” REDD+ projects are funded by the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the…

Make Climate Policy a Catch Phrase

With the intention to upskill #MYD members and the public, this training series was conducted by the Third World Network (TWN) to share their experiences and knowledge on comprehending and translating climate policy language. The session also aimed to educate on international agreement drafting. Briefly, TWN is a non-profit organisation that tracks climate negotiations and…

Of Money Matters: Climate Finance

Money is important. It has been a topic of division among climate negotiations, especially in terms of financing from developed countries to developing countries. With climate change impacting many forefront communities, it is impossible to wait for the negotiation outcomes. That is why more action on climate finance needs to take place. A climate finance…

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