What: Climate policy experts to brief journalists on developments in the negotiations in Warsaw.
When: 11am CET, Wednesday
Who: Tim Gore, Oxfam, Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid.
Where: COP19 Venue, National Stadium Warsaw, Press Conference Room 2 located on Level -2/Zone E6, right next to Plenary 2.
The press conference will also be webcast live here: http://unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/cop19/templ/ovw_live.php?id_kongressmain=259
Contact: Ria Voorhaar, email@example.com, +49 157 317 355 68.
• What: Youth and climate campaigners will welcome ministers to Warsaw, lining the entrance to the conference centre, holding signs asking 'WTF - Where's the Finance?' to highlight the empty rhetoric of the pre-conference hype around COP19 being a 'finance COP'.
• When: Time: 9AM-10AM, Wednesday
• Location: Level -4, Zone A. Tunnel, National Stadium, Warsaw.
[Warsaw – Poland] – November 14, 2013: Countries have just begun negotiating the questions of where, when and how countries make their climate action offers for the 2015 global action plan at the Warsaw talks, according to CAN policy experts.
Jennifer Morgan from WRI said it was imperative a more transparent and systematic approach was taken to lodging offers.
The failure to agree what information to include in offers and the fact that they were lodged very late in the game negatively affected the outcome of the last major climate negotiation session in Copenhagen in 2009.
"We need to be able to measure overall climate action effort can be measured and countries need to be able to contrast and compare each others' effort," Morgan said.
"This could be one of the key outcomes of this meeting, and though its early stages, these discussions are happening," she said.
Tom Athanasiou from EcoEquity said many countries were also beginning to speak – in general terms – about a way to analyze and review whether pledges were fair.
"But it's time to get far more specific, and to speak of simple things. We have a science review, but how are we going to do an equity review, which we need just as desperately," Athanasiou said.
"Dealing with fairness needs to go from being a blocker in these negotiations to a solution."
ON DEMAND WEBCAST of PRESS CONFERENCE AVAILABLE HERE: http://unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/cop19/templ/play.php?id_kongresssession=6901&theme=unfccc
READ WRI's PAPER ON SETTING AND REVIEW PLEDGES: (http://www.wri.org/publication/pathway-climate-change-agreement-2015-options-setting-and-reviewing-ghg-emission) http://www.wri.org/publication/pathway-climate-change-agreement-2015-options-setting-and-reviewing-ghg-emission
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NGO experts from Climate Action Network will hold a press briefing today at 14.30 CEST at Hotel Maritim on the closing of the UN climate negotiations in Bonn. The press conference will be webcast live.
WHAT: NGO experts will brief media on the outcomes of the second UN climate negotiations of the year as well as civil society's expectations for the major talks of the year to be held in Warsaw in November.
WHEN:Friday June 14, 14.30 CEST
WHERE: Haydn Room, Hotel Maritim, Bonn, Germany
WHO: Speaking will be:
* Ruth Davis, Political Advisor, Greenpeace UK,
* Lina Li, Policy Advisor, Greenovation Hub Beijing, and
* Dorota Zawadzka-Stępniak, Environmental Policy Team Coordinator, WWF Poland.
NGO experts from Climate Action Network will hold a press briefing THIS MORNING at 11am at Hotel Maritim on the opening of the UN climate talks. The press conference will be webcast live.
- WHAT: NGO experts briefing on the geopolitical context and expectations for the second UN climate negotiations of the year.
- WHEN: Today Monday June 3, 11am CEST,
- WHERE: Haydn Room, Hotel Maritim, Bonn, Germany
- WEBCAST LIVE: http://unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/sb38/templ/ovw_live.php?id_kongressmain=243
- WHO: Speaking will be:
- Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis, Climate Action Network Latin America
- Jason Anderson, WWF
- Kyle Ash, Greenpeace
- Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute