Flex Mechs Working Group

The CAN Flexible Mechanisms Group coordinates advocacy and policy work around carbon markets. The group’s main focus is to strengthen the environmental and social integrity of both offsetting and cap-and-trade schemes. In the international climate policy process the group has made submissions to the UNFCCC on all three Kyoto trading mechanisms as well as the two trading mechanisms currently discussed under the Convention (Framework for Various Approaches and New Market Mechanism). The group also exchanges information on regional and national carbon markets and helps national NGOs in developing their policy positions.

For more information please contact:
Andy Katz, Sierra Club, andykatz@sonic.net
Gilles Dufrasne, Carbon Market Wacht: gilles.dufrasne@carbonmarketwatch.org

CAN Intervention in the COP20 SBSTA Opening Plenary, 1 December 2014-not delivered

Thank you Chair,

I am Vositha Wijenayake speaking on behalf of Climate Action Network.

As Parties will deliberate on the Framework for Various Approaches (FVA) we would like to stress the following:

An FVA must be seen in the context of the 2015 agreement and must not prejudge the work of the ADP on the 2015 agreement.

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CAN Position: Joint Implementation, June 2014

A decision to initiate the first review of the Joint Implementation (JI) guidelines was taken by Decision 4/CMP.6. At CMP.8 in Doha, Parties agreed on key attributes that would characterize the future operation of JI and requested the SBI to draft revised JI Modalities and Procedures (M&P). These new M&P will replace the existing JI Guidelines which were adopted by Decision 9/CMP.1.

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CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, Russian, November 2014

В сентябре на улицах Нью-Йорка вершилась история: более 400 тысяч человек вышли, чтобы сказать миру: «Нам нужны действия в защиту климата – сейчас!» И КС20 в Лиме должна стать поворотным моментом в переговорах: политическая воля правительств должна соответствовать этому призыву людей по всему миру быть амбициозными в борьбе против изменения климата.

Создание Дурбанской платформы активизации действий (ADP) стало результатом КС17, и результатом ее работы должно стать новое глобальное климатическое соглашение, которое планируется утвердить в рамках КС21 в Париже в 2015 году.

CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, Chinese, November 2014

 

今年9月份,当来自各行各业的40多万民众走上纽约街头告诉全世界“我们需要更多的行动来应对气候变化”时,历史已经被创造。即将在利马举行的第二十次缔约方大会(COP20)(以下简称“利马会议”)必须成为各国应对气候变化政治意愿的一个转折点,以此呼应全世界民众的期盼。

在第十七次缔约方大会上,各国就增强行动的德班平台达成一致,在此平台上的谈判将在2015年举行的巴黎第二十一次缔约方大会(COP21)达到高潮,届时各国将就下一步如何制定全球应对气候变化协议的达成共识。

利马会议将为下一步的谈判发挥关键性作用,因为它将确定2015年全球气候协议的要素。鉴于民众不断高涨的呼声和政府间气候变化专门委员会(IPCC)的最新科学评估,利马会议需要调动各国政治意愿就2015年协议的框架、组成、以及目标等做出决定。

因为利马会议将为巴黎谈判的成果奠定基础,气候行动网络(Climate Action Network)就本次会议需要解决的问题提出看法,以此为2015年的协议打下正确的基础。

利马会议需要做出的关键决定

对于增强2020年前减排和资金的力度

CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, French, November 2014

2014 a vécu un moment citoyen historique quand plus de 400 000 personnes sont descendues dans les rues de New York en septembre pour appeler le monde à l’action climatique, maintenant. La COP 20 à Lima doit être un autre moment historique – cette fois-ci politique. La  réponse politique à cet appel citoyen mondial doit être à la hauteur.

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CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, Spanish, November 2014

En septiembre, se hizo historia cuando más de 400,000 personas de diversos trasfondos tomaron las calles de la ciudad de Nueva York para decirle al mundo, “Más Acción Climática, Ahora”. La COP 20 que se llevará a cabo en Lima debe ser un momento de pronunciación de voluntad política para que los gobiernos reflexionen en el llamado ambicioso de la gente a través del planeta.

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CAN Annual Policy Document: "Lima: Raising the Curtain on Paris", Executive Summary, English, November 2014

History was created when more than 400,000 people from all walks of life took to the streets of New York City in September to tell the world, ‘More Climate Action, Now’.  COP 20 in Lima must be the turning point for political will from governments to reflect these ambitious calls by people from across the world.

At COP 17, Governments agreed to the Durban platform for enhanced action.  Negotiations under the Durban platform will culminate in 2015 at COP 21 in Paris, where Parties are to agree to the next stage of a global climate agreement.

CAN Submission: 2015 Agreement and Post-2020 Actions, November 2014

 

While pre-2020 actions will determine a strong platform and foundation for the 2015 agreement, Governments are also deliberating on the shape, composition and ambition of the new agreement under work stream 1 of the ADP to come into action in 2020. Below are some of the issues CAN would like to see resolved by Governments at COP 20, in Lima.

KEY DECISIONS TO BE TAKEN AT COP 20 DEFINING THE SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE 2015 AGREEMENT

Decision text on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) should include:

A parable for our time

Far back in the mists of time, Parties agreed on a Durban Platform. Concerned that the train of negotiations might leave the station and quickly gather speed, Parties proceeded to have a two-year “contemplation phase” in an effort to stay on track.

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