Civil society participation in (I)NDCs: building on the legacy of NAMAs

Experience with Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) should be taken into account when implementing Nationally Determined Contributions. This article provides lessons learned from stakeholder engagement in NAMAs implementation and recommendations on how to ensure all-inclusive stakeholder consultation in the framework of the Paris Agreement. On 4 November 2016 the Paris Agreement, which calls for strong …

ICAO’s measure not in line with the Paris Agreement

Carbon Market Watch’s aviation campaign was a prominent feature of 2016, as countries were set to adopt the first measure to address international aviation’s role in fighting climate change. Despite the array of online actions taken by civil society (thank you to all of you who participated) the ICAO General Assembly has adopted an agreement …

Still no closure for UN offsetting scheme review

At the COP 22 climate conference in Marrakesh, countries continued debating the review of the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which will serve as a model for the newly established Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM). Parties generally shied away from controversial topics, such as demands to establish a grievance mechanism. In order for the CDM review …

WATCH THIS! NGO Voices on Climate Finance & Carbon Markets #17 December 2016

Editorial Dear partners, As 2016 is coming to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have joined us in our multiple online actions throughout the year. Your engagement has led to a historical victory: In November, Panama’s government withdrew Barro Blanco’s registration from the UN Clean Development …

Will carbon markets be part of the climate change solution?

Climate campaigners looking for progress in the Marrakech negotiations went away disappointed. The election of Donald Trump as US president shortly after the meeting started cast a gloom over the talks, only slightly lifted by the most vulnerable countries committing to transition to 100% renewable energy. Market negotiators at the UN climate change conference in Marrakesh …