WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: A glimpse at the future of carbon markets

As we are approaching the Paris climate negotiations, several major discussion items remain at the centre stage of the discussion, such as how to design the ambition mechanism, how to accelerate finance, and what role will loss & damage play. However, since the latest Bonn negotiations, several proposals regarding the use of carbon markets have …

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: How NAMAs CAN add fuel to INDCs

Future of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) post 2020 is still unclear. This article shows how they could greatly contribute to support the mitigation and development objectives of developing countries, including by helping to design and implement Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). In Paris, countries are to adopt an ambitious international climate agreement to be …

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: NAMAs

NAMAs state of play   NAMA development has increased significantly in the past years, with 30% more NAMAs in development since December 2014. According to the NAMA Database by Ecofys,[i] which tracks NAMA development worldwide, up to October 2015 there were 162 NAMAs at different stages across 51 countries. NAMAs are preferably implemented as wide …

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: Green Climate Fund Board in Zambia – Key Outcomes

Last week, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board held its last meeting before the upcoming climate talks in Paris. The Board approved its first eight projects in support of climate activities in developing countries, marking a major milestone in the evolution of the GCF. The projects were approved after many hours of discussion within the …

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: Member Spotlight – Paryavaran Mitra: Friends of Environment

This section aims at putting a network member under our newsletter spotlight! In this edition, Mahesh Pandya introduces Paryavaran Mitra, an Indian voluntary organization working in the field of environment and pollution issues using environmental laws as an advocacy tool. You would like to be in the next Member Spotlight? Contact Pierre-Jean: [email protected] –       Could you …