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Submitted by ECO Editor on Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 20:36

Yesterday, 105 non-Party stakeholders and 210 Party representatives came together for the Talanoa Dialogue. Fighting negotiation fatigue, vitamin D deficiency, and hangovers from the CAN party the night before, these gallant individuals approached the dialogue with open hearts and minds. Luckily, ECO could follow along remotely – listening to all 7 work-streams addressing each of the 3 core questions of the Talanoa Dialogue: where are we, where do we want to go and how do we get there.

 

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 20:34

ECO congratulates Mr. Michał Kurtyka on his nomination as the COP24 president and looks forward to the opportunities this week brings for Parties and civil society to meet the upcoming presidency. With high stakes for this year’s COP – both in relation to the level of ambition and to the implementation of the guidelines, the Polish leadership will be key to the success of COP.

 

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 20:32

For too long donor reports on climate finance have been based on a mishmash of approaches and some questionable methodologies.  This resulted in over-counting support in many donor reports.  Reaching an agreement on a new set of rules at COP24 presents a long overdue opportunity to address this and build confidence that the US$100 billion commitment will be met in a fair and robust way.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 20:30

We can see you’re a little nervous, jittery even.

 

During the first week of negotiations, APA item #5 on the enhanced transparency framework discussed the facilitative and multilateral approach to progress and whether the registered observers would be allowed to contribute and provide added-value to the process by posing questions to Parties.

 

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 20:38

Dear negotiators, did you know that the answer to some of your troubles can be found in nature? Nature-based solutions such as restoring mangrove buffers in degraded coastal areas or preserving peatlands have the potential to solve many of our climate and water challenges, reduce vulnerability, and help us adapt to a changing climate.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 20:36

The Talanoa Dialogue is all about getting creative on how to close the ambition gap and ECO is full of good ideas. But one idea doesn’t require much creativity at all – all it requires is common sense: we are in a hole and it is time to stop digging.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 20:34

Ludwig is not only a fan of modern art, but also of the opera. While Ludwig enjoys watching the opera from the balcony, he didn’t bring his opera glasses to Bonn. Ludwig wonders why he and the rest of civil society must watch from the balcony when the floor seats remain largely empty. Did he miss the ticket sales? Ludwig wonders if it’s beca

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 20:32

After 21 years of waiting and an almost doubling in growth of maritime greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol, members of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) finally committed last month “to reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008” while pursuing full decarbonisation in line with the Paris Agreement.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 20:18

In the GST negotiations, Parties have set themselves the task of better organizing their thoughts as currently captured in the co-facilitators’ informal document. One way of doing this would be through clarity on which issues should be dealt with in separate work streams, and which should be considered cross-cutting and thus should be dealt with under all work streams.

 

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 20:16

ECO, like all of you, wants a strong, robust, and flexible enhanced transparency framework.

 

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