Watch This! NGO Newsletter #14: Carbon Market Watch’s priorities for 2016

Scroll down for French and Spanish Following the adoption of the landmark Paris agreement, our plate will be full with important campaigns in 2016. Our objective? Ensure that policies are accountable and ambitious enough to achieve countries commitment to limit global warming to 1,5C. Here is a short overview of our priorities at the international level. …

Watch This! NGO Newsletter #14: Barro Blanco – construction nears completion without agreement with affected stakeholders

In February, 2015, the Panamanian government suspended construction of the Barro Blanco hydro dam after recognising the absence of agreement with affected stakeholders. One year later, the suspension has been lifted and the construction is close to completion. However, no dialogue or agreement with the affected local communities is within sight. One year ago, in …

Watch This! NGO Newsletter #14 Member Spotlight – Tezulutlan Peoples’ Council

Scroll down for French and Spanish In this edition Maximo Ba Tiul, the head of international relations, presents the Tezulutlan Peoples’ Council, a member organisation of the Network that represents indigenous communities in Guatemala.  Could you introduce your organisation? The Tezulutlan People’s Council (Consejo de Pueblos de Tezulutlan, CPT) is a network of Q’echi, Poqomchi’, …

Watch This! NGO Newsletter #14: Lessons from the CDM for the SDM and climate finance

Scroll down for French and Spanish In a historic step, the Paris agreement recognized the interconnectivity of climate change and human rights, specifying in its preamble that “Parties should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human rights.” This also sets the foundation to make the newly established sustainable …

Take-off Toolkit: Acting on Aviation Emissions

Background In October this year, member countries of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will decide what role the aviation sector should play in tackling climate change. As this will be the first important milestone in tackling aviation emissions, civil society must play a decisive role in lobbying for stringent rules, ambitious targets, and …

WATCH THIS! NGO Voices on Climate Finance & Carbon Markets #14 April 2016

Scroll down for French and Spanish Editorial Dear partners, dear friends, It is my pleasure to bring you the latest edition of the Watch This newsletter! Following the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement, 2016 will be an important year for all of our campaigns. This edition aims to inform you of our priorities regarding …

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

Scroll down for French and Spanish 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 …

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

Scroll down for French and Spanish 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 …

WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #13: NAMAs

Scroll down for French and Spanish 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 …

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

Scroll down for French and Spanish 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 …