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Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

Fostering sustainable development through climate action - what should the future UN mechanism look like?

In May, climate negotiators will again gather to flesh out the rules to implement the landmark Paris climate agreement. One of the topics on the agenda is the Sustainable Development ...

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'Price it right, tax it smart, do it now' demands the head of IMF

Carbon Market Watch Joins Coalition to Promote Carbon Pricing As climate skeptics in the White House mulled over whether to remain in the Paris Agreement, less than two blocks away on ...

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'Sharing experiences helps solve problems' – Two days of intense climate action talks with Southern European NGOs

Guest article by Susana Pinto from Quercus About 25 non-governmental organisations from Southern Europe, including Portuguese Quercus, gathered in Madrid on 5 and 6 April to exchange experiences and to explore ...

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Letter to the Austrian government on airport expansion

Dear Government of Austria, Government of Lower Austria and City of Vienna, The international climate community applauds the recent decision by the Federal administrative court in Vienna to block the expansion ...

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CLARA Briefing - Climate Action in the Land Sector: Treading carefully

This briefing, published by the Climate, Land, Ambition and Rights Alliance – CLARA –, has been endorsed by Carbon Market Watch. Executive Summary Climate action must be urgently scaled up to limit ...

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Policy Brief: Good-Bye Kyoto: Transitioning away from offsetting after 2020

Executive Summary The 2015 Paris Agreement, which sets out the framework for global climate action after 2020, includes the establishment of the Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM). The goals of the SDM are ...

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Press statement: New study adds urgency to end UN carbon offsetting scheme

- European Commission publishes new study on Clean Development Mechanism - Study finds 73% of potential offsets to be issued under the scheme between 2013 and 2020 are worthless - ...

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UN climate fund should learn from past mistakes and reject large hydro dam projects

In a controversial move, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved three large hydro dam projects, despite concerns raised by civil society on the extensive adverse social ...

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Open letter to Green Climate Fund Board on keeping the fund fossil fuel free

March 2017 Dear Members and Alternate Members of the Board: We write to urge you to develop and adopt an investment policy for the treasury of the United Nations Green Climate Fund ...

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El acuerdo global de aviación empleado para evitar la ambición de Europa para el sector

El acuerdo global de aviación empleado para evitar la ambición de Europa para el sector

Tras la creación de un esquema de compensación global por parte de la Organización de la Aviación Civil Internacional (OACI) el otoño pasado, el tema de la ambición de la ...

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Carbon Market Watch supports and coordinates the work of many civil society organisations at UNFCCC conferences on particular market and non-market related issues. Beyond this, Carbon Market Watch advocates for stronger environmental and social integrity of UN offsetting schemes and new market mechanisms. During COP meetings, we formulate our campaigns and messages by publicly presenting our work to decision makers and policy advocates.  To learn more about our work from the international climate negotiations please read below:

COP22 Marakech, Morocco

Carbon Market Watch is currently following the climate negotiations at COP 22.

Issue we’re following under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement include:

  • Increase ambition
  • Ensure environmental integrity
  • Promote sustainable development
  • protecting human rights

For more detailed information, please see our recommendations on:

Follow our activities and download our material: Carbon Market Watch @COP22

COP21 Paris, France

The Carbon Market Watch team was in Paris to support the negotiations providing independent analysis on key issues and to raise awareness about potential deal breakers.

See our full coverage of COP21: Carbon Market Watch @COP21

COP20 Lima, Peru

COP20 in Lima to establish the groundwork for a future climate treaty will take place in limbo over tangible commitments on climate action only expected throughout 2015. Yet, discussions on a number of crucial issues will happen in light of this uncertainty. A hot potato will be the level of climate ambition needed for countries that want to use carbon markets.

See our full coverage of COP20: Carbon Market Watch @COP20

COP19 Warsaw, Poland

In the early hours of Sunday, 24 November 2013, the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concluded in Poland, Warsaw. After a 40 hour negotiating marathon, the conference concluded with a package of decisions and an even bigger bunch of undecided issues that will be discussed at the next session in June 2014. For a full analysis of the outcome of COP19 and an overview of our activities during the COP see here.

See our full coverage of COP19: Carbon Market Watch @COP19

COP18 Doha, Qatar 

For two weeks in Doha, Qatar delegates from close to 200 countries negotiated the future of the planet at COP18 in Dec 2012. Carbon markets were an important topic. Decisions on the future of the CDM, the JI, AAU surplus and New Market Mechanisms were made.

See our full coverage of COP18: Carbon Market Watch @COP18

 

* Most Recent Carbon Market Watch Publications on Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC) *

Carbon Market Watch Publications on Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

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