ECO 6, June Bonn 2014, English

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June 9, 2014 - 11:43pm

Ministers failed to deliver climate action on Thursday and Friday, and the planet treated us to stifling heat yesterday in Bonn. Fortunately, a cooling breeze from Mexico has reached ECO to remind us that the warming can be stopped and that the heat in Bonn (and in the UNFCCC negotiations) can be reversed.

June 9, 2014 - 11:41pm

Everyone, please give the Australian delegation a big hug - they just tripled their emissions reduction target! And they didn’t even know it.

June 9, 2014 - 11:40pm

Last week at the KP ministerial meeting, ECO again heard that commitment period two (CP2) ratifications were not advancing as we had hoped. So far, among industrialised countries, only Norway has managed to finalise the process. ECO understands that the EU environment ministers are discussing this issue at their council meeting on Thursday. But now, we hear rumours that there’s a problem.

June 9, 2014 - 11:38pm

A 2015 deal will fail in the eyes of the world public if it does not contribute to significantly scaling up adaptation action for developing countries. Join us today for CAN’s side event to learn more about the role of loss and damage, an orphan issue in the 2015 agreement.

When: 13:15-14:45

Where: Room Solar

June 9, 2014 - 11:36pm

Developed countries: do you often wonder how you can help vulnerable countries meet the mounting costs of climate change through loss and damage, given the fiscal challenges you’re facing at home?  

Vulnerable countries: do you despair that the costs of loss and damage will never be met by anyone other than those suffering the impacts?