WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: Is all carbon created equal?

One of the reasons climate change is so difficult to address is the sheer range of sources and sectors that contribute to the problem. Some policies and measures are targeted to address certain sources, but one of the perceived advantages of carbon markets is that they allow a number of sources to be bundled under …

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: Will the Paris agreement build on the momentum of SDGs?

The new universal sustainable development agenda underlines the need for sustainable development and climate change to be addressed simultaneously through coordinated efforts. It will be on the shoulders of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Parties to keep the ball rolling towards a climate agreement that pursues climate appropriate sustainable development. In …

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: Why Paris needs to deliver strong human rights language in the core agreement

Climate change exacerbates global injustice for present and future generations, and poses one of the greatest human rights challenges of our time. In order to deliver for the most vulnerable and marginalized people in the world, Paris must include a strong recognition of human rights in the operative text of the Paris agreement. Climate change …

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: Beware Hot Air: Recommendations for Paris 2015

An essential issue that must be tackled to ensure ambition in the Paris agreement this December is the fate of 11 billion ‘hot air’ credits built up through countries submitting low climate pledges and lack of environmental standards in market mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol (KP). While the solution is simple, convincing some parties of …

WATCH THIS! NGO Voices on Climate Finance & Carbon Markets #13 December 2015

Editorial Dear network members, dear readers, dear friends, Welcome to this very special COP21 edition of our NGO newsletter “Watch This! NGO Voices on Carbon Markets and climate finance”! The Paris Agreement must be an ambitious, unified agreement and we, together with many other civil society groups from countries around the world, are here to …