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Climate Finance Abracadabra – ECO’s Watching You!

27 Jun 2019

ECO is watching how developed countries progress on their climate finance in light of the annual US$100bn goal. One way to keep track of the direction of provided mitigation and adaptation finance is using the climate-related development assistance as reported to the OECD’s DAC, even if the climate finance reported to the UNFCCC doesn’t necessarily […]

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ECO Calls Out Saudi Arabia for Bullying Conduct, Parties for Their Silence

27 Jun 2019

Last Friday, ECO witnessed a negotiator from Saudi Arabia repeatedly bully and intimidate the female co-facilitator at the SBSTA informal consultations on SR1.5C. While a Party is entitled to express its views, this Saudi negotiator’s vociferous personal demands for an apology or admission of wrongdoing from the facilitator is entirely unacceptable€”and tantamount to bullying and […]

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You Couldn’t Even Agree on a Deadline…

27 Jun 2019

What’s at the heart of the Paris Agreement? For ECO, it is the NDCs. In Katowice, Parties discussed many topics related to the structure and content of NDCs and reached agreement on some items, such as the information necessary for clarity, transparency, and understanding. However, there’s a glaring gap – what will be the time […]

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Let it Grow!

27 Jun 2019

With the complexity of GHG fluxes in the land sector, it is often difficult to see the wood for all the trees. So let’s go straight to the root of the issue: some groups – notably, the forestry sector – claim that young, rapidly growing trees are the best at soaking up carbon from the […]

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The Day After Tomorrow – Prepare for an Ambitious WIM review

27 Jun 2019

ECO has observed that loss and damage negotiators have been working hard here to find an agreement on the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the review of the Warsaw Mechanism. The heatwave in Europe hopefully has inserted pressure to come to an agreement (hm…is that the reason why “one party” did not accept reference to […]

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Will Finland Save the EU’s Reputation?

27 Jun 2019

Climate is a clear priority for Finland, who takes over the presidency of the EU Council this Monday. At the national level, Finland is aiming high: to be carbon neutral by 2035 and to achieve net negative emissions shortly thereafter. Respect! Finland also supports increasing the ambition of the EU’s NDC to -55% by 2030 […]

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Don’t Go Far Off

27 Jun 2019

ECO is thinking of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda as we look forward to visiting “El Pais de los poeta” – the land of poets. As Neruda said, “Don’t go far off, not even for a day, because —  because — I don’t know how to say it: a day is long and I will be […]

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Over all the Talk About Paris – Don’t Forget to Ratify KP2!

27 Jun 2019

We find ourselves in a paradoxical situation. The first paradox is that the world’s glaciers are now moving quicker than the Parties to the UNFCCC. The Greenland ice sheet has started doing something we were expecting it to do in 2090. Meanwhile, a large number of countries still have not done what we”ve expect them […]

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ACT NOW – We are in the Middle of a Climate Crisis

26 Jun 2019

Today, we are racing towards tipping points in earth systems, for example in West Antarctica. We have reached societal tipping points with thousands of people on the streets, protesting for more ambitious climate policies. With all this pressure, ECO asks itself: What needs to happen for the negotiations to reach a tipping point themselves, to […]

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Being Loquacious

26 Jun 2019

Do you remember that kid at school that was loquacious or an empty suit?  Someone who talks a lot and always has something to say. Someone who thinks they have all the good arguments to save the world but when it’s time to deliver their words don’t mean anything.  ECO has been paying attention to […]

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