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Lobbyists, Bartenders and First Ladies: Meet Brazil’s Monster Delegation (ECO 5, COP26)

5 Nov 2021

If you’re squeezing through the corridors of COP26 or eternally queuing in the rain to get in (“come prepared with appropriate gear”), odds are that you’ve heard a lot of Portuguese these days. In fact, Brazil has the biggest national delegation in Glasgow: a stunning 479 people. That’s roughly twice as much as the host […]

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The Kids Will Be Alright (if we’re not lost and damaged by COP26) (ECO 5, COP26)

5 Nov 2021

This ECO article is directed at decision-makers at COP26. It has been co-created this week by 60 young people from all over the world, to make a unified call for climate justice. Most of us didn’t grow up speaking English and we had not met each other before. Yet in just four hours, we listened […]

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Fossil of the Day (ECO 5, COP26)

5 Nov 2021

The Polish Government awarded Fossil of the Day for walking a very crooked lineIt appears that the Polish government isn’t exactly telling the truth about their pledge to quit coal. Now if you’re sitting comfortably we’ll begin this sorry tale of coal addiction: On the 3rd of November, as part of an international agreement, Poland, […]

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Loss and damage finance: Code Red to G7 and G20 countries (ECO 4, COP26)

4 Nov 2021

ECO still gets goosebumps listening over and over to Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s powerful intervention on Monday: “Failure to provide the critical finance, and that of loss and damage is measured, my friends, in lives and livelihoods in our communities. This is immoral and it is unjust”.   She was not the only […]

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Promising Movement On Human Rights – It’s Time For Everyone To Jump On Board (ECO 4, COP26)

4 Nov 2021

ECO loves to be pleasantly surprised. So yesterday was a winner. As discussions started on Article 6.2, we were pleasantly surprised to hear so much seeming support for the inclusion of human rights language in the text! It was great to hear so many Parties including AILAC, EIG, LDCs, LMDC, the EU, Australia, New Zealand, […]

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Koronivia: Back To The Food-ture! (ECO 4, COP26)

4 Nov 2021

You’ll remember the adventures of Marty McFly travelling back in time. (Yes, ECO is talking about movies – long before Netflix took over our lives.) You’ll remember him struggling to return to his life and trying to fix the problems he had caused in the past. Well, at Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA), like […]

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Let’s Make ‘Energy Day’ Efficient, Just and Renewable (ECO 4, COP26)

4 Nov 2021

Today is Energy Day at COP26, and ECO is expecting to see that the ‘fossil fuels’ elephant in the climate room will be eclipsed by renewables all day long. For ECO, ‘Energy Day’ means one thing: a full transition to sustainable renewables. This means not only increasing the renewable energy supply but also thinking about […]

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Fossil of the Day (ECO 4, COP26)

4 Nov 2021

So the 4th of November is energy day at COP26 but is that positive or negative energy – you decide… The First Fossil of the Day Award goes to the United States of America (USA). United States President Joe Biden, supported by the UK Government and others, launched the new ‘AIM for Climate’ (AIM4C) initiative […]

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Roll Up Your Sleeves And Get Transparency Negotiations Over The Line! (ECO 3, COP26)

3 Nov 2021

World leaders came to Glasgow to kick off COP26 – a COP that needs to begin the decisive decade for climate action; a COP that must conclude with clear responses to the devastating messages from the recent IPCC report, the UNEP Gap report, the UNFCCC Synthesis report, the IEA 2050 scenario. These reports all clearly […]

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[Article 6] (ECO 3, COP26)

3 Nov 2021

[Hooray we have a new Article 6 text, and it’s the feast of the [brackets][options] again. It’s [nearly] all there: from the most ambitious to the [ridiculous][scary]. ECO‘s jaw dropped in happy amazement when a search for the words “Human Rights” and “Rights of Indigenous Peoples” didn’t come up blank, but reality hit again when […]

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