The climate crisis is worsening even as the pandemic continues. While COVID-19 slowed down climate diplomacy in 2020, CAN welcomes the June SB session and the emphasis of the UNFCCC Bureau Decision on inclusivity and transparency to “enhance openness, transparency and inclusiveness, effective participation and engagement of observers will be enabled in the same manner as during in-person meetings.” Any procedural discussions must build on this basis to ensure trust in the process going forward.
While CAN is of the view decisions on Glasgow cannot be taken virtually and wants to emphasize the need for full inclusivity as a precondition for the success of the virtual SBs, CAN underlines climate action cannot wait and no party should use the virtual format of these sessions to delay necessary progress. In addition, it is critical for rich nations to acknowledge that the basis for an in-person COP is to ensure rapid and equitable distribution of vaccines globally instead of the current vaccine nationalism.
This briefing outlines expectations of Climate Action Network International towards the virtual UNFCCC SB.
We post daily updates on the #SB2021 negotiatons using Twitter threads. Watch out for updates on #LossandDamage, #ClimateFinance, #Transparency framework, #Article6, #GlobalStocktake and #CommonTimeFrames on the @CANIntl Twitter account.
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ECO Blog Series
CAN members share their views on #SB2021 while explaining some of the technical aspects of the negotiations such as Article 6, loss and damage, common timeframes and transparency framework.
- The importance of #SB2021 in delivering success for the goals of the Paris Agreement and COP26 (Alden Meyer, E3G)
- Inclusive participation and allowing observers into the sessions (Adrian Martinez, La Ruta del Clima)
- Article 6 rules and human rights safeguards (Erika Lennon, CIEL)
- Common Timeframes (Jeffrey Qi, BCCIC)
- Loss and Damage (Mitzi Jonelle Tan, YACAPhilippines / Fridays for Future)
- Loss and Damage (Alejandro Aleman, Centro Humboldt, CANLA)