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.
Guest blogger Andrés Mogro, a climate change negotiator from Ecuador, reflects on the challenges facing negotiations on a new climate change agreement under the Durban Platform in a new blog.
A new short FIELD paper highlights next steps towards a possible new international agreement and emphasizes the importance of transparency in the UN process, where civil society has been excluded from some recent important oceans discussions.
A new blog post from Joy Hyvarinen considers “Loss and damage: three questions after Warsaw”. Developing countries argued hard in Warsaw for an international mechanism on loss and damage, but got less than they wanted and deserved.
A new article by Joy Hyvarinen highlights the importance of getting the right legal framing for the future climate change agreement and its components. Groundbreaking research on international treaties by Jean Galbraith has shown that the right legal framing can be even more important than the legal content.