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It’s all about balance, baby

25 Jun 2019

How do you achieve inner peace? It is all about the yin and the yang. What’s the point of professional success if you cannot share it with friends and family. Right? But this is not a kitchen lifestyle philosophy piece that takes your mind off the complicated issues negotiated here. ECO is talking about the […]

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Ludwig

25 Jun 2019

As Ludwig sat in the Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) held yesterday afternoon, he reflected on the fine difference between “public access to information” – one of the core elements of Article 12 of the Paris Agreement – and information overload as an uninterrupted series of sixteen speakers delivered their presentations. With no […]

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ScienceBack

25 Jun 2019

With apologies to Justin Timberlake:I’m bringin’ science back (yeah)Some of the boys don’t know how to act (yeah)I think it’s special, the IPCC and facts (yeah)So workshops ho! the report we”ll unpack (yeah) Last week, science got a rough ride in the SBSTA item on the IPCC SR1.5, with the Saudi assault on attempts to […]

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We’ve Got More Questions

25 Jun 2019

ECO is excited to see so many Annex I Parties participating in the multilateral assessment for their biennial reports. ECO congratulates Parties for participating and thinks the multilateral assessment can be a great place to share experiences and lessons learned with other Parties in a constructive environment. We look forward to hearing your presentations and […]

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Climate Finance: It’s Talkshop Workshop Time!€¨

24 Jun 2019

ECO has always been a faithful attendee of the long-term finance workshops, and has sympathy for the working group set-up. This approach offers much more room for creativity and constructive exchange as, in theory, people do not need to hide behind their country’s flags. Of course, there isn’t exactly a lack of talkshops in this […]

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WIM review: guided by developing countries’ needs and strong guidance by the COP

24 Jun 2019

The Warsaw International Mechanism on loss and damage (WIM) is approaching its sixth birthday and Parties are busily negotiating the Terms of Reference (ToR) for its review. ECO has listened and clearly supports the views of those vulnerable developing countries that the WIM was set up for; who ask that their needs in addressing loss […]

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ACE matters, because ACE matters!

24 Jun 2019

Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) forms a crucial pillar for successful implementation of the Paris Agreement and is the focus of Article 12. It includes six elements: education, training, public awareness, public access to information, public participation, and international cooperation. Today is the second ACE day of SB50, so what needs to be done? We […]

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Doubling Down to Avoid Double-Counting

24 Jun 2019

Today, ECO is redoubling its efforts, and sharing not one, but two pieces about Article 6! You guessed it, this one is about double counting…There is no time to double-back on this. Parties, remember when you signed the Paris Agreement? That’s when you agreed to avoid double-counting. Corresponding adjustments must be applied to all credits […]

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We’ve Got Questions

24 Jun 2019

It’s exciting to see so many Annex I Parties participating in the multilateral assessment for their biennial reports. ECO congratulates Parties for participating and thinks the multilateral assessment can be a great place to share lessons learned and experiences with other Parties in a constructive environment. We look forward to hearing your presentations and listening […]

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DAMaging the Paris Agreement

24 Jun 2019

There was some additional humour in the air last week as the below picture spread both inside and outside of the Article 6 room faster than a climate change-induced wildfire. As Parties restart their discussions on the KP transition, ECO hopes that they will remember this dam, and won’t let it crack. If it was […]

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