“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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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