In a new blog post Joy Hyvarinen comments on recent country submissions and argues that the 2015 agreement could be badly flawed.
Meetings under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) can be very hectic. It is easy to lose focus. Having a check list can be very helpful. FIELD has prepared a suggested 10-point check list that MEA negotiators can use halfway through a meeting.
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.
This blog post by 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.
Update (1 September 2014):
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.