The participation of NGOs in climate negotiations is key to remind governments of their responsibility to adopt an adequate climate agreement based on equity and science.
The status of observers in the climate negotiations does not, however, allow NGOs to contribute with expertise and insights from communities as much as other UN fora do.
The NGO Participation working group reviews procedures and practices related to the role of NGOs in the talks and advocates for more inclusive and transparent negotiations.
Also, participation of local stakeholders is crucial in the implementation of mechanisms established under the Convention when the decisions adopted at the international level have direct impacts on local communities.
The NGO Participation working group works with other CAN working groups to ensure that these mechanisms involve local stakeholders.
For more information, contact:
Sébastien Duyck, CIEL; sduyck[at]ciel[dot]org
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