A new blog post from Joy Hyvarinen focuses on the importance of treating REDD+ as part of a transition to sustainable, equitable low emission rural development.
FIELD has started posting occasional “mini questions & answers” about environmental agreements and international law for anyone to view on our Facebook page.
A new blog post by Joy Hyvarinen focuses on climate change and the UN talks on global sustainable development goals. She suggests that thinking about the climate treaty's objective to slow climate change to a safe level could help to design the new goals and argues that poor and vulnerable countries need a second line of defence against climate change.
A new blog post by Joy Hyvarinen considers the negotiations on the future climate change agreement, reviews, how to achieve a “real” 2015 agreement and loss and damage.
A new paper by Joy Hyvarinen suggests that the biggest challenge for the future climate change agreement is the gap between self-defined national contributions and the greenhouse gas emission reductions that are necessary to slow climate change. A strong review mechanism could help to overcome the gap and "credibility challenge".
A new FIELD brief highlights an opportunity for countries to submit views on how the 2013-2015 review should inform negotiations on the new climate change agreement. It identifies this as a central question for the negotiations.
In a guest blog for FIELD Richard Munang and Jesica Andrews of UNEP argue that investing in ecosystem based adaptation should be a priority for fighting both poverty and climate change.
In a guest blog for FIELD Isabel Bottoms, who works on environmental justice at the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights, argues that “Zero Carbon Egypt” should be the way forward in tackling climate change and people’s needs.
Richard Munang, Joy Hyvarinen & Jesica Andrews consider the Warsaw conference outcomes and Africa's challenges in a new article for Al Jazeera.
A new blog post from Joy Hyvarinen considers "How to design a new oceans agreement". In April UN talks will begin with the aim of deciding if countries should start negotiations on a new agreement to protect the large ocean areas outside any country's boundary.