A new blog post from Joy Hyvarinen asks if the recent round of talks on a new UN oceans agreement really made progress. Countries agreed to aim for a new legally binding agreement, but for the time being only agreed to continue “talks about talks”. Reaching a new agreement could take many more years.
This new graphic highlights some issues and questions related to the UNFCCC 2013-2015 review, which is considering the 2°C goal and progress towards it. What form will the review outcome take? Could a new goal relate to impacts or phasing out fossil fuel emissions and phasing in renewables?
Not nearly enough say Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi in this guest blog, which reflects on the outcomes of the Lima climate conference and highlights Africa’s vulnerability to climate change.
This blog post by Joy Hyvarinen focuses on a new Sustainable Tropics Alliance report, based on research in Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, Kenya and Colombia. The report shows for example that involving a wide range of local actors is crucial to making the transition to a sustainable low emission future.
A new blog post from Joy Hyvarinen considers positive developments and question marks related to the 2015 climate agreement. It argues that strong rules for civil society involvement can strengthen the future climate agreement.
These tips are intended to make it easier to understand any Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA). The tips were prepared in collaboration with a project team from the Queen Mary University of London Pro Bono Society.
This blog post by Joy Hyvarinen argues in favour of keeping and strengthening a sustainable development goal on climate change.
In this blog post Joy Hyvarinen comments on proposals in a recent report from the German Advisory Council on Global Change. The report proposes for example that civil society organizations could be given the right to take legal action under the future climate change agreement.