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Fossil of the Day (ECO 9, COP26)

10 Nov 2021

US ranks first in the Fossil of the Day Award for failing to take basic steps to halt fossil fuel productionOnly last week in Glasgow, President Biden was talking sprints, marathons and finishing lines in the race to net zero. Seems like he’s had enough of those sporting analogies and is back to speaking the […]

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It’s About People And Nature, Not Markets And Offsets / Lo primero es la gente y la naturaleza, no los mercados y las compensaciones (ECO 8, COP26)

9 Nov 2021

As we get into week 2, we continue to hear about the importance of Article 6. But ECO remains concerned that as Parties get bogged down in the technical details (which are important and ECO is happy to discuss them), they are forgetting about what’s really important and ultimately what it’s all about: people, a […]

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Human Rights On The Chopping Block: What Does It Mean For Disabled People? / Los derechos humanos en la guillotina: ¿Qué significa para las personas con discapacidades? (ECO 8, COP26)

9 Nov 2021

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen the disastrous effects of systemic neglect of disabled people. We are overwhelmingly overrepresented in Covid-19 deaths, yet many countries have engaged in discriminatory medical triage protocols that treat disabled lives as acceptable losses. This clearly devalues our lives, as does many countries’ premature return to “normal” (including the […]

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The Disappearing And Reappearing Rights Of Indigenous Peoples In Article 6 / La desaparición y reaparición de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas en el artículo 6 (ECO 8, COP26)

9 Nov 2021

ECO is happy to share this part of our publications with the Indigenous Peoples Caucus(IPO) to help amplify their voice. This article reflects the views of the IPO. Over the past week and half, Parties have been negotiating the terms of Article 6 and still struggle to agree on human rights language. In our opening statement, […]

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Fossil of the Day / El fósil del día (ECO 8, COP26)

9 Nov 2021

First Fossil of the Day Award goes to the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia For the first Fossil of the Day in this second week of COP, we have a tie between Saudi Arabia and the UK for their sterling efforts in securing a weak new Work Programme on Action for Climate […]

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Will Finance Flow? / ¿Fluirá el financiamiento? (ECO 7, COP26)

8 Nov 2021

Would you come to COP without your badge? Would you leave your house without your keys? Or your mask? These are things that you do automatically, because they are required and necessary, and doing them should be part of your muscle memory, without thinking too much. The same applies for keeping 1.5°C within reach. You […]

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Cover(up) Decisions Or Breakthroughs? / ¿Decisiones ocultas o avances? (ECO 7, COP26)

8 Nov 2021

On Sunday, the Presidency released a first draft of the proposed elements for the Cover Decision to be adopted at the end of the week. These decisions will provide the main political signal coming out of Glasgow and will therefore be essential in assessing whether the COP ends with a vision or a cover-up. This […]

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Fair For 1.5°C: a Must-Read For EU Ministers For COP26 Week 2 / Justicia para 1,5 ° C: una lectura obligada para los ministros de la UE para la segunda semana de la COP26 (ECO 7, COP26)

8 Nov 2021

Dear EU ministers, welcome (back) to Glasgow! Many of you have been here with your heads of states and governments less than a week ago (or have stayed on). Entering the final days of COP26, a lot is at stake to achieve an outcome which advances a fair approach to Fair for 1.5°C, and as […]

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Stop Climate Madness – Pay Up For Loss and Damage! / Detengan esta locura climática: ¡Paguen por las pérdidas y los daños! (ECO 7, COP26)

8 Nov 2021

Today, it is exactly 8 years ago that super-Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded, made landfall in the Philippines. As one of the deadliest Philippine typhoons on record, it killed at least 6,300 people in that country alone and led to economic damages of about US$2.2 billion in the country. […]

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Sorry, We Have Some Questions! / Disculpen, ¡tenemos algunas preguntas! (ECO 7, COP26)

8 Nov 2021

The negotiations for the Global Stocktake (GST) during COP26 are now over. Congratulations! This means we are beginning the first GST process. Now we are on our way to technical dialogues, submission phases, workshops, data analysis, output production… So we still have a lot to do. And by “we”, ECO means all possible actors at […]

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