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Submitted by Meva on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 00:34

Is the COP facing a déjà vu moment? As Typhoon Kammuri threatens the Philippines, are we about to see a repeat of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013? It was Typhoon Haiyan’s impact on the people of the Philippines that mobilized global cooperation around the urgency to respond to irreversible loss and damage due to climate change.

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Submitted by Meva on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 00:33

Today and tomorrow, COP25 will see some focus on pre-2020 implementation and action in the Stocktake on Pre-2020 Implementation and Ambition, with the technical part today and the high-level part tomorrow. 

According to the concept note for the Stocktake, “all Parties share the view that pre-2020 implementation and ambition are of utmost importance”. We have a hard time believing that you all really feel that way. 

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Submitted by Meva on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 00:32

Dear delegates, 

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Submitted by Meva on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 00:30

“I gotta feeling, 

That this week we will make good progress

That this week we will think of workers

That this week we’ll discuss diversification 

Ouh! 

I gotta feeling, 

That countries will adopt the workplan

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 19:18

“I gotta feeling, 

That this week we will make good progress

That this week we will think of workers

That this week we’ll discuss diversification 

Ouh! 

I gotta feeling, 

That countries will adopt the workplan

And the forum will share best practices

And contribute to more climate ambition!”

Wow, well this morning, ECO feels like singing! 

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 19:16

Dear delegates,

Today, at the Stocktake on Pre-2020 implementation and ambition, you will have one of the last opportunities to reflect on how well (or how badly?) you are doing in meeting your 2020 targets. One of them is the climate finance goal of US$100 billion a year that developed countries promised to provide and mobilise by 2020. With the deadline looming large, three things need to be foremost in your minds ⎯ and your interventions during the session:

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 19:14

Today and tomorrow, COP25 will see some focus on pre-2020 implementation and action in the Stocktake on Pre-2020 Implementation and Ambition, with the technical part today and the high-level part tomorrow. 

According to the concept note for the Stocktake, “all Parties share the view that pre-2020 implementation and ambition are of utmost importance”. We have a hard time believing that you all really feel that way. 

In the pre-2020 period, you, the Parties

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 19:12

Is the COP facing a déjà vu mom ent? As Typhoon Kammuri threatens the Philippines, are we about to see a repeat of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013? It was Typhoon Haiyan’s impact on the people of the Philippines that mobilized global cooperation around the urgency to respond to irreversible loss and damage due to climate change. COP19 responded after lengthy negotiations with a decision to establish the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) on loss and damage, a political response to a human catastrophe caused by climate change.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 19:10

It can be all too easy to accuse UNFCCC negotiations of being somewhat lofty and distant from the issues on the ground. But we’re pleased to share that the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) is proudly bucking that trend with a workshop this week on a topic that goes in the opposite direction…

Yes, friends. We’re having a workshop on MANURE. Really.

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Submitted by ECO Editor on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 19:08

ECO can’t remember how often we have told Japan’s minister to stop coal.  The science is clear that new coal is not compatible with the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2°C, let alone 1.5°C.

Japan came to Madrid empty-handed with no policy change ⎯ again! Even worse, just yesterday, Mr. Kajiyama, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry said Japan wants to keep using coal power. Japan’s pursuit of coal expansion both domestically and internationally is totally insane. 

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