In this new blog post Joy Hyvarinen explains why FIELD is considering if a special category, open only to countries that try extra hard, could help to make a strong new climate agreement. Perhaps everyone should not automatically go to the top in a bottom-up system? Countries that do could be recognized and rewarded.
This expanded graphic shows examples of possible building blocks and options for the 2015 climate agreement. It includes: INDCs/NDCs; review processes; a special list, annex or optional protocol for Parties with above-adequate NDCs; and form and decision-making rules of the 2015 agreement.
In this guest blog Richard Munang and Jesica Andrews highlight the urgent and increasing importance of adaptation for Africa, actions already underway and the need to prioritize adaptation in the 2015 climate change agreement.
This new graphic shows some examples of possible design elements for the 2015 climate agreement. They include a special list, annex or optional protocol for Parties with above-adequate NDCs and a system of integrated review processes with a central review for strengthening contributions, designed as “many small steps”.
This new mini mind map shows some of the challenges for the 2015 climate change agreement and possible responses, for example adopting the new legal agreement as an amendment by majority vote.
Video comment: Joy Hyvarinen explains why it is crucial that new global sustainable development goals under negotiation at the UN include a goal on climate change.
A new blog post from Joy Hyvarinen considers what might happen in Paris in December 2015, the deadline for the negotiations on the new climate change agreement, and how the agreement could be made better.
FIELD is working with the Sustainable Tropics Alliance. A new Alliance working paper explains why REDD+ must be addressed as part of rural development to be successful, and how Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) could help.
Video: Joy Hyvarinen comments on legal issues and the importance of putting poor and vulnerable countries and communities at the centre of the 2015 climate agreement.