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Climate Action Network Submission: Elements to be included in Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) May, 2019

At COP23, Decision –CP/23 invited parties and observers to submit their views on the joint SBSTA-SBI work known as the “Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture” (KJWA), to inform workshops to be held atSB50 on the topics of:  2(b) Methods and approaches for assessing adaptation, adaptation co-benefits and resilience) and 2(c) Improved soil carbon, soil health and soil fertility under grassland and cropland as well as integrated systems, including water management.

Part One of this submission outlines recommendations for “Modalities and Procedures” with the purpose of shaping the KJWA mode of working to be effective, rigorous and relevant; Part Two responds specifically to 2b) and 2c) under the heading “Technical Content” with the purpose of sharing CAN members’ knowledge and expertise on technical issues related to agriculture and climate change.

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CAN Briefing: Expectations for the 17th Informal Meeting on Further Actions Against Climate Change

At COP24 Parties agreed largely the foundational elements of the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement. In 2019 countries need to complement their work in Katowice by agreeing on strong guidelines for implementing Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, advance on the urgent issue of climate finance including finance to address loss and damage, and by strengthening domestic targets in line with the 1.5°C temperature threshold.

The 17th Informal Meeting on Further Actions Against Climate Change provides the opportunity to advance the discussion on these key issues. Climate Action Network prepared this Briefing outlining expectations for 2019 with the intention of supporting parties at this Meeting.

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CAN Submission: Views and inputs on possible elements to be included in the terms of reference for the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism, February 2019

The IPCC report on 1.5ÅãC is a siren alerting humanity to the urgency of the climate crisis. The report shows that, already, some communities and ecosystems are being forced beyond the limits of adaptation.

Five years after the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage (L&D) was established at COP19 insufficient attention has been given so far to addressing the support needs of developing countries and raising additional support, including finance, to address L&D under WIM.

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CAN Intervention: Talanoa Technical Phase Wrap Up Statement, December 6

The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5oC  is the most important contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue - it is a game-changer and clearly lays out “where we are”, “where we need to go” and “how we can get there”. 2°C of warming is much more dangerous than we thoughts a few years ago. We only have 12 years left to act swiftly and revert the current trend.  

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CAN Intervention: COP 24 Closing Statement, December 15

The IPCC 1.5C Report is clear: we have just 12 years to make radical emission cuts if we are to avert a climate catastrophe.

Here in Katowice, governments were expected to craft robust rules for the Paris Agreement that would build confidence and drive climate action, to deliver adequate and predictable finance, and to commit to enhancing their climate targets by 2020.

 

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CAN Intervention: Joint COP, CMP, CMA, SBSTA, SBI and APA Opening Statement, December 2

At COP24, Parties must realize this vision and spur the Paris Agreement to action by:

- Committing to strengthening their NDCs by 2020 to be compatible with a 1.5C emissions reduction pathway

- Delivering on climate finance and other support need to achieve emission reductions in line with 1.5C; and

- Agreeing on a rulebook that will ensure the environmental integrity of the Paris Agreement

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