Climate Emergency CoP 25: The inadequacy of net zero

The European Commission’s Green New Deal’s ambigously worded ‘climate neutrality’ target is concerning  Photo: https://www.pxfuel.com/ The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s report last year on Global Warming of 1.5°C indicated that the world as a whole needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Due to the objections of the United States, Russia, Read More …

Climate Emergency CoP 25: Walk the Doha talk, say India, China

Pre-2020 emission gaps must be closed before moving on, insists Ravi Shankar Prasad Global leaders, including from India and China called upon parties at the Madrid climate conference to ratify the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol and close pre-2020 emission gaps before moving on. The Spanish capital is hosting the 25th Conference of Parties Read More …

Climate Emergency CoP 25: Protesters thrown out of venue for opposing slow progress in talks

Protesters have repeatedly pointed out the disconnect between the reality of climate change and the slow pace of negotiations without any structured talks about ambition raise About 300 protesters were pushed out of the Conference of Parties 25 (CoP 25) conference hall Feria de Madrid for opposing slow progress in climate talks on December 11, 2019. However, Read More …

Climate Emergency CoP 25: Javadekar trumpets govt’s achievements in Madrid

The minister then ticked all boxes currently under negotiation in a business-as-usual manner without being much forthright Photo: @PrakashJavdekar / Twitter Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar on December 10, 2019, trumpeted the Centre’s achievements on climate action at the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change’s 25th Conference of Parties Read More …

CSE on CoP 25: What we want on carbon markets

A mass of loud, persistent young protesters chanting, “no more loopholes,” “no carbon markets,” “climate justice now” at CoP 25. Photo: @jcatanoso Countries are rushing to finalise rules on carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. But in their current form, the rules are a recipe to repeat the mistakes of the past, Read More …

Climate Emergency CoP 25: Roadblock for Adaptation Fund

Developing countries willing to compromise on the negotiations to get Article 6 of Paris Agreement moving in the right direction Photo: Patricia Espinosa C. @PEspinosaC / Twitter Negotiations regarding the Adaptation Fund hit a major roadblock on December 11, 2019, at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (CoP) 25 Read More …

Climate Emergency CoP 25: Two different worlds exist at CoP 25 in Madrid

The world of political negotiators behind closed doors and that of young activists and other stakeholders outside is hardly seeing eye-to-eye Photo: @KumarRajKharel1 / Twitter There are two worlds existing simultaneously at the CoP 25 in Madrid. One of these is hidden behind the closed doors of negotiating rooms where representatives of national governments are Read More …

Climate Emergency CoP 25: Gender justice is being marginalised in Madrid

Countries are nitpicking on Sustainable Development Goals and divided on finance   Photo: Jeannette Gurung @jeannettewocan / Twitter Climate justice is impossible without gender justice. But as the climate emergency builds closer to social tipping points, there is a danger that progress toward long-standing social ideals is undone. The UNFCCC process recognises these truths, which Read More …

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