Carbon Market Watch protested outside the venue of the International Coal Summit alongside CAN Europe and other organisations. A lot has been said about the outrageous decision to have an International Coal Summit at the same time as the UNFCCC climate talks here in Warsaw.
At a workshop in June, the UNFCCC Secretariat had the glorious idea that maybe it would move things along more swiftly if we came up with a new name for the so called FVA- the Framework for Various Approaches.
How about SCAG – Shopping Cart for Anything Goes. Not that we like a SCAG but it sure looks like one right now.
Warsaw, Panama City – Last week, the Clean Development Mechanism’s Executive Board rejected the request for registration of the Bonyic Hydroelectric Project in the Naso indigenous territory in Panama. This decision demonstrates that the Board has the authority to exclude projects that fail to meet CDM requirements, including rules on local stakeholder consultation.
Today, Carbon Market Watch protested outside the venue of the International Coal Summit alongside CAN Europe and other organisations. A lot has been said about the outrageous decision to have an International Coal Summit at the same time as the COP19 climate talks here in Warsaw.
Countries agreed at COP17 in Durban that various approaches, including opportunities for using markets and non-markets, may be used to enhance the cost-effectiveness of, and to promote, mitigation actions. At COP18 in Doha it was decided that these approaches shall be governed by a Framework for Various Approaches (FVA). In November 2013, Parties will attend COP19 in Warsaw and will continue discussing the FVA.
COP-19 is just around the corner. Although Poland is not expected to deliver on concrete climate targets for the 2015 climate agreement, there are a number of important topics at stake that need to be addressed to pave the way for a comprehensive, far reaching future climate deal in 2015.
The European Union will easily meet its Kyoto climate targets for 2020. While this is good news, the EU has missed a huge opportunity to boost domestic action.
Carbon Market Watch was at COP18 in Doha to advocate for fair and ambitious climate solutions. Our main message for the climate negotiators was simple and clear: countries must dramatically increase their pledges now to reduce emissions.
Scroll down for French and Spanish The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established a cap-and-trade system that imposes national caps on the greenhouse gas emissions of developed countries that have ratified the Protocol (called Annex B countries). Each participating country is assigned an emissions target and the corresponding …
Scroll down for French and Spanish Problematic CDM Projects to WATCH ON! JK Papermill – Afforestation project, India Plantar – Pig iron project, Brazil View more examples… The CDM currently allows afforestation and reforestation (A/R) activities. These describe the direct conversion of non-forested land to forested land through planting, seeding or human-induced promotion of natural …