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You have One Job (for the 25th time): Respond to the People and the ScienceYou have One Job (for the 25th time): Respond to the People and the Science

6 Dec 2019

COP decision text might not always be Shakespeare, but it is how the countries of the world express their collective will and intentions on climate change. With the world teetering on the edge of total disaster, and with less than one year to decide whether to lock in NDCs that commit us to more than […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus

6 Dec 2019

ECO is happy to share this part of our platform with the Indigenous Peoples Caucus to help amplify their voice.  Kia ora, bula, tabea, buorre beaivi, ya”ateeh, Indigenous greetings to you all. With everything that is on the line this year, with these negotiations and the push by countries to accept a bad agreement, rather […]

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Natural ecosystems: a Real Solution to the Climate Crisis

6 Dec 2019

The huge forest fires raging across many countries send a clear signal €” we need to keep our natural ecosystems intact or risk losing the fight against the climate emergency. Indeed, the IPCC 1.5 report was unequivocal: we cannot keep global warming below 1.5°C without tackling the crisis facing nature. ECO notes the buzzword “nature-based solutions” […]

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Paperless COP?

5 Dec 2019

ECO has been banned from COP because it is “paperless”.  Sneaking into the venue and walking through the halls, ECO saw people handing out paper flyers about upcoming side events, paper-wrapped chocolate, and glossy papery brochures. The conference venue exhibits and delegation spaces are piled high with papery materials for distribution. In fact, the only […]

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Got a Place for Oceans?

5 Dec 2019

There is no debating the critical importance of the ocean in the climate change debate. In terms of chemistry, thermodynamics, economics, geography, food security – the list goes on. And in return, the ocean impacts all our efforts towards meeting the Paris Agreement goals whether it is mitigation or adaptation. The ocean is the big […]

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Quo vadis Technology Mechanism?

5 Dec 2019

What is the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism doing right now to help prepare the communities in the Philippines in advance of the Cyclone Kammuri? The transformative role of appropriate climate technologies is indisputable, and it will be increasingly important as climate change accelerates. Nine years ago, the Technology Mechanism (TM) was created to enhance technology development […]

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Young Indigenous Peoples Call On States to #FixArticle6

5 Dec 2019

ECO is happy to share this part of our platform with the Indigenous Peoples Caucus to help amplify their voice. Today young Indigenous Peoples from across the world took collective action on the floor at COP25, calling on states to #FixArticle6.  World governments are currently negotiating the technical advice for the implementation of Article 6 […]

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Parties, Get Ready to #ActOntheGap!

5 Dec 2019

While getting ready for COP25, ECO was energized by the upcoming discussions on the review and renewal of the Lima Work Programme on Gender and its Gender Action Plan. Why? Because if there is one thing you don’t need to argue for it is that fighting for gender justice and climate justice are two sides […]

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Fossil of the Day

5 Dec 2019

At this rate, fossil awards will run out! Several countries awarded the Fossil of the Day again!  Bosnia and Slovenia rank first!  Slovenia wants to fund Bosnia’s coal addiction through Slovenian NLB Banka, partly owned by the government, and partly by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.  That is unheard of! If your brother […]

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Conquering Global Carbon Markets

5 Dec 2019

Article 6 negotiators still have a mountain of issues to climb in order to close all the loopholes threatening to undermine post-2020 carbon markets. Success is not measured in getting an agreement for the sake of saying it is done. Rules that undermine the Paris Agreement does not feel like a definition of success. Success […]

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