In this guest blog Jean Galbraith explains why the US prefers a soft law agreement, and considers the importance of balancing effectiveness and flexibility, and the importance of getting the right structure for the future climate agreement.
FIELD has prepared a compilation of “mini questions & answers” that have appeared on FIELD's Facebook page. The mini Q&As cover general topics related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and a few focus on climate change and oceans.
These slides (PDF) provide information about the idea that FIELD is exploring of a special "top" category in the new 2015 climate change agreement that would only be open to countries whose contributions are above-adequate.
In this short video clip Joy Hyvarinen explains why the first-ever multilateral assessment is important and why countries should pose questions in September to the 17 developed countries that are being assessed.