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Submitted by Meva on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:17

ECO was becoming increasingly impatient sitting at the common time frames session on Wednesday. For the past years, countries have been contemplating different time frame options. These discussions have demonstrated the clear benefits of a five year common time frame.

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Submitted by Meva on Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:14

ECO welcomes the new direction from Parties to hone in on the nuts and bolts of the discussion on finance to address Loss & Damage (L&D). What’s clear is that vulnerable, developing countries need assistance to address L&D, so developed countries must urgently ramp-up action and support. Discussions about some of the central issues like improving the effectiveness of existing institutions or assisting vulnerable countries in better planning are all key, but will be largely insufficient without raising new and additional finance to confront the climate crisis.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 19:18

When your negotiator says ‘Why do we need Loss & Damage Finance’? Who you gonna call? ‘ECO!’

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 19:16

“C’mon!!! Do we really need 5 ye

ECO was becoming increasingly impatient sitting at the common time frames session on Wednesday. For the past years, countries have been contemplating different time frame options. These discussions have demonstrated the clear benefits of a five year common time frame.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 19:14

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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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 19:12

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”. Perhaps advocates of this view just mean it’s a “bridge” to climate breakdown.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 19:10

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 ECO Editor on Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 19:08

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 ECO Editor on Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 19:06

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. ECO notes the buzzword “nature-based solutions” is flying around, looking to collect sweet nectar from fruitful coffers, and pollinating colourful blossoms galore.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 19:04

Climate Finance Reporting QUIZ

Think you know all about climate finance? Think you understand what’s at stake in new rules for reporting?  Take ECO’s 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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