“We need a legally binding agreement, and nothing short of it” – Maldives, New Chair of AOSIS

By Vositha Wijenayake  Maldives was appointed the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) on December 11, 2014. Speaking to CANSA, Head of Delegation for the country Ambassador Ahmed Sareeer, Permanent Representative to UN for Maldives said that it was a great honour for his country to have the opportunity to chair the alliance […]

After Bonn

By Senashia Ekanayake  Things to look forward to: -Climate Summit that takes place in September in New York, hosted by the United Nation’s Secretary General -For South Asians, the SAARC Summit to be held this year for which there is hope on expecting climate change in the agenda -The next session of the ADP that […]

Climate Negotiations: Addressing Climate Change, Locally as well as Internationally

By Vositha Wijenayake  Climate Change has become one of the key issues, which the countries of the world are facing today. It has impacts on a global sense, which is spread out the world based on the vulnerability of the people, and countries, which is due to its economic scale and resilience levels depending on […]

LDC Chair on ADP Negotiations and South Asian Climate Action

By Vositha Wijenayake  As the SB40 and the negotiations of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Durban Platform reaches its second week, the Chair of the Least Developed Country (LDC) block spoke to Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) on his views on the progress of negotiations, and their implications for the South Asian region. ADP […]

Session 2: Implementing Actions: Finance, Technology and Capacity-Building – Bonn Intersessions

By Navam Niles Keynote presentation Ms Ellysar Baroudy, Lead Carbon Finance Specialist, World Bank: Overview of the state of financing, technology transfer and capacity-building, including the role of partnerships, and major opportunities for investment and challenges Expert panellist: Experts from international institutions will discuss opportunities for mobilising finance, technology and capacity-building to implement land use actions with […]

Forum on Experiences and Best Practices of Cities and Subnational Authorities – Bonn Intersessions

By Navam Niles The COP at its nineteenth session decided to accelerate activities under the workplan on enhancing mitigation ambition, including by: Facilitating the sharing among Parties Of experiences and best practices of cities and subnational authorities, where appropriate, in identifying and implementing opportunities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the adverse impacts […]

ADP Contact Group – Focus: Adaptation – Bonn Intersessions

By Navam Niles Note: Presentations are available under the title ADP 2.5 – contact group on Bonn 3 Adaptation. Find here. Bangladesh Bangladesh noted that adaptation and mitigation are interconnected but there are different ways of tackling such issues. There is a need focus on adaptation now. Already, LDGs have completed their National Action Plans for […]

High Level Ministerial Dialogue on ADP – Bonn Intersessions

By Navam Niles and Senashia Ekanayake The high level ministerial dialogue was mandated through decision 1/CP.19, which calls upon Parties to intensify their high level engagement on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action through an in session high level ministerial dialogue. The main objectives of the dialogue are to: Motivate Parties to implement pledges made, […]

Summary from Day Two – Bonn Intersessions

By Navam Niles The second day of the Bonn climate change negotiations outlined on pre-2020 ambition, Intended Nationally Determined Commitments and the 2015-agreement. Country statements from the first day can be found here. Outline on Pre-2020 Ambition The outline for the pre-2020 highlighted key areas that could be further examine in time. In the plenary […]

Country Statements from Day One – Bonn Intersessions

By Navam Niles The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) is a subsidiary body that was established by decision 1/CP.17 in December 2011. The mandate of the ADP is to develop a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all […]

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