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Submitted by ECO Editor on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 19:06

Right now, the youth of Australia are not being listened to by our government, even though the impacts of the climate crisis are here now. Sydney and regional NSW are blanketed with smoke from catastrophic bushfires, with fires all across the country, and air quality 11 times what are hazardous levels.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 19:04

Our voices are being silenced and it´s not funny. 

Despite emptier hallways this evening, we continue to hold space even as our colleagues are shut outside in the cold simply for raising their voices for a better future and climate justice.

Today, the UNFCCC security deserves a fossil but we had previously decided to give it to a few nasty countries and we won’t let the UNFCCCs bad behaviour derail us from commenting on the negotiations.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 19:02

The Ray of the Year goes to Scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

CAN does not often award Rays of the Day; to receive such an award requires a significant step forward on climate action and these happen lamentably infrequently. However, there is a body that CAN has decided deserves not only a Ray of the Day, but Ray of the Year.

  The winner of this prestigious award is…the Scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)!

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Submitted by Meva on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 22:10

The nine multilateral development banks (MDBs) -- which include the World Bank, the Asian Investment Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank among others -- have an outsized influence on the private finance landscape and on countries low carbon development pathways. 

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Submitted by Meva on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 22:08

 Last week ECO exposed the Australian Government’s role in pushing for use of carryover units from the Kyoto Protocol to meet a large portion of their already very low Paris NDC for 2030 – ECO likened this to a runner wanting to start a race at the half-way point, rather than at the starting line.

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Submitted by Meva on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 22:07

ECO is pleased to share our platform with the Indigenous Peoples Caucus to amplify their unique and individual voices.

 

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Submitted by Meva on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 22:05

We, the European Youth, want to remind all country delegates that are already comfortable with the current development at COP25: we did not meet in Madrid for a second-class climate conference, but to decide on the crucial remaining subjects of the Rulebook and – of course – to take the urgently required next steps: increase efforts and reach the ambition we need! 

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Submitted by Meva on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 22:03

Achieving environmental integrity in the implementation of Article 6 requires many things; but where to start? For ECO, environmental integrity is impossible to achieve without conservative baselines, set well below business-as-usual (BAU). And even these are necessary, but not sufficient elements. 

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Submitted by Meva on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 22:01

Last week the Global Carbon Project side event reminded us again how small the window is to avoid dangerous climate change.

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Submitted by Meva on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 22:00

Dear Ministers,

We, the so-called civil society that observes negotiations, would like to call your attention to the many gaps we need to close to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement on mitigation, adaptation/resilience, and support. 'Gap' is amongst the most spoken words in these negotiating halls, maybe no less than ambition. 

So which gaps is ECO talking about? 

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