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Submitted by ECO Editor on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:04

Welcome back! ECO’s conversation with an OMGE automatic cancellation skeptic was just too [lengthy][complex][exciting] for one day. Mandatory partial cancellation ensures that Article 6 goes beyond zero-sum offsetting (a principle and requirement under Article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement. Mandatory partial cancellation is a process where buyers (like a country or an airline for compliance under the ICAO CORSIA) buy some mitigation outcomes and a certain percentage of that purchase has to be set aside for the benefit of the atmosphere.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:02

ECO is excited to see so many Annex I Parties participating in the multilateral assessment of their biennial reports. ECO congratulates Parties for participating and thinks the multilateral assessment can be a great place to share experiences and lessons learned with other Parties in a constructive environment. We look forward to hearing your presentations and answers during the Q&A sessions. 

Since ECO can’t ask questions during these workshops, we figured we’d ask them here:

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:00

Meeting the 1.5°C target means all Parties must transition away from dirty fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy as fast as possible, in line with the IPCC science and deadlines.

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Submitted by Meva on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:41

Who else but the United States (US) and Russia! 

 

The US and Russia

Looks like the US and Russia share more than the ability to bully other countries, rig elections, and lead in climate-wrecking oil and gas production! They want to make loss and damage weak again

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Submitted by Meva on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:38

Think you know all about climate finance? Think you understand whats at stake in new rules for reporting?  Take ECOs TRUE or FALSE quiz to find out…

Close to 60% of all climate finance in 2017 was in the form of loans -> TRUE

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Submitted by Meva on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:31

The huge forest fires raging across many countries send a clear signal — we need to keep our natural ecosystems intact or risk losing the fight against the climate emergency. Indeed, the IPCC 1.5 report was unequivocal: we cannot keep global warming below 1.5°C without tackling the crisis facing nature.

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Submitted by Meva on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:28

ECO is happy to share this part of our platform with the Indigenous Peoples Caucus to

help amplify their voice. 

 

Kia ora, bula, tabea, buorre beaivi, ya’ateeh, Indigenous greetings to you all.

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Submitted by Meva on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:24

COP decision text might not always be Shakespeare, but it is how the countries of the world express their collective will and intentions on climate change. With the world teetering on the edge of total disaster, and with less than one year to decide whether to lock in NDCs that commit us to more than 3 degrees of warming, the signal that UNFCCC Parties send this year on ambition will have a special importance. 

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Submitted by Meva on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:22

While there is no formal space in the negotiations to talk about the one thing the climate needs most – the rapid and equitable phase out of all fossil fuels – there has been a flourishing ecology of side events making just this point. Yesterday, there were several debunking the curious idea that, in a climate emergency, we can keep expanding oil and gas. The latter is often – most often in oil company ad campaigns – seen as a “bridging fuel”.

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Submitted by Meva on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:19

Congratulations! You actually decided to read the first sentence of this ECO article, after seeing such an "eye-glazing" Article 6 concept. 

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