Category: UNFCCC

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…

The Divergence from State-Centrism

Much often do we come across the frustrating situation in the climate change negotiation space where countries just couldn’t compromise on a particular decision because of their political standings. But climate change is an issue that can’t wait. That is why non-state parties had come together, putting in actions before the government in the fight…

What can the committee in Article 15 do?

Implementation has always been a sticky situation for any agreement. That is why an agenda is set out under the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Paris Agreement (APA) to iron out the modalities and procedures for the effective operation of the committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance referred to in Article 15, paragraph 2 of…

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