Category: UNFCCC

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…

From the COP Opening Plenary

With all the sessions going on at the same time, it is not surprising that I found myself attending two opening plenary back-to-back. Shortly after the APA opening plenary, I stayed on in New York room to attend the Conference of Parties (COP) Opening Plenary. Several developing countries reiterated their strong stance in being in…

We need Just in Sustainable Development

Sustainable has become a buzzword recently. We always heard words like sustainable growth, sustainable development, sustainable lifestyle, etc. So, is sustainable really the only way moving forward? Maybe NOT ENOUGH. Sustainable development is insufficient, we also need justice in it. For an instant, sustainable electricity is not just about counting on how many kilowatt (Kwh)…

COP23 Coverage by BFM’s Tina Carmillia

https://twitter.com/tinacarmillia?lang=en FEMINIST FRIDAYS #40: INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND CLIMATE ACTION The participation of indigenous peoples in the UN climate negotiations has increased in recent years, and rightfully so, as they are some of the most vulnerable in the face of climate change. Preserving their traditional knowledge can vastly change their – and the world’s – fate.…

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