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Uncommon Time Frames: Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory / Marcos temporales poco comunes: arrebatar la derrota de las fauces de la victoria (ECO 11, COP26)

12 Nov 2021

Just as momentum was building towards agreement on 5-year Common Time Frames (CTFrs), with an end date of 2035 for the next NDCs, a new text takes us back to square one. The EU came around to 5 years just before the COP, and this week the China-USA statement said they would both submit, in […]

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No Action Without Science – 2022 Is Crucial / No hay acción sin ciencia: 2022 es crucial (ECO 11, COP26)

12 Nov 2021

It is bloody late for deep emissions reductions to stay on a 1.5°C trajectory. Nevertheless, this is still needed and the IPCC had made an effort this summer to quantify how to do so. In its first report of the 6th assessment cycle, focusing on the physical facts of where we stand today, the results […]

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Nicola Sturgeon – Whose Side Are You On? / Nicola Sturgeon – ¿De qué lado estás? (ECO 11, COP26)

12 Nov 2021

In the final edition of COP25 in Madrid, ECO looked ahead to COP26, the Scottish COP, the Glasgow COP. Back then we anticipated that the story of Glasgow and Scotland could give a new lifeline to the UNFCCC and breathe some fire into the negotiations. We had hoped that the story of Glasgow, the furnace of the […]

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Coffee At The Aussie Pavilion / Café en el pabellón australiano (ECO 11, COP26)

12 Nov 2021

With Emissions Reductions Minister Taylor back in Australia, the role of Head of Delegation was passed onto the coffee machine in the Australian Pavilion. Australia has shown very high ambition with its coffee game at this COP, receiving net zero complaints from the hundreds of caffeine hungry delegates stopping by the Pavilion for their daily […]

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Taking COP26 back home / Volviendo a casa con la COP26 (ECO 11, COP26)

12 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.As we push forth in the final hours of  COP26, there is a feeling in the air of “what now? What have we accomplished? Where have we compromised? And most […]

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Fossil of the Day / Fósil del Día (ECO 11, COP26)

12 Nov 2021

Fossil of the Day The UK ranks first place in today ́s Fossil of the Day Fossil of the Day goes to the UK for sticking their heads in the sand on loss and damage finance. You know that feeling when you’ve had an absolute age to study for that crucial exam and you leave […]

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Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance Shows A Path Forward / La Alianza Beyond Oil & Gas muestra un camino para acabar con el petróleo y el gas (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

Today in Glasgow, Denmark and Costa Rica will announce a new and exciting alliance of countries and jurisdictions committing to something long a ‘verboten’ topic at the UNFCCC — an end to oil and gas expansion, and a managed and equitable phase-out of existing extraction. ECO welcomes the groundbreaking announcement of the Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance […]

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Un-Cover-ing Essential Ambition / Destapando la ambición esencial (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

ECO would like to offer some observations on the cover texts and suggestions for how they can better reflect the desperate urgency for action that is needed. The texts fail to reflect the urgency being called for by the people of the world, especially those already suffering the impacts of climate change. The texts remain […]

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Something Is Missing from the COP Decision: the Global Stocktake! / Falta algo en la decisión de la COP: ¡el balance global! (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

As ECO has already explained, the GST is the guardian of the Paris Agreement. It is about protecting people and ecosystems from climate change impacts, and it’s about saving lives, cultures, and livelihoods. Yet looking at the draft COP cover text, you would hardly know that Glasgow is the moment that will kickstart the first […]

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California in the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance would be a moment to celebrate — But There’s more work to be done / El ingreso de California en la Alianza Beyond Oil and Gas sería un momento para celebrar, pero hay más trabajo por hacer (ECO 10, COP26)

11 Nov 2021

ECO’s sources tell us it is increasingly likely that California will be joining the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) at today’s official Alliance launch as an inaugural associate (second-tier) member. If true, ECO warmly congratulates California on this important development. Since the last COP, California Governor Gavin Newsom has pledged to ban fracking by […]

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