Within this report, we summarize some of the key subjects under discussion in the COP and CMP meetings: adaptation, mitigation, capacity building, technology, finance, REDD+, and the flexibility mechanisms: CDM, JI, and emissions trading. Within these sections, we make note of the background of these areas leading into Durban, discuss some of the issues under debate, and discuss their subsequent outcomes. In addition, we have included a compilation of negotiating positions, emission reduction proposals or commitments, and financial pledges.
Cancún De-briefing: An Analysis of the Cancún Agreements
This report highlights some of these key issue areas under discussion in the COP16 and CMP6 meetings: adaptation, capacity building, technology transfer, finance, REDD+, and the flexibility mechanisms: CDM and JI. Within these sections, we make note of the background of these areas leading into Cancún, discuss some of the issues under debate, and discuss their subsequent outcomes.
Copenhagen De-briefing: An Analysis of COP15 for Long-term Cooperation
This report analyses key issues under discussion in Copenhagen including finance, technology transfer, REDD+, CDM and JI, as well as the ongoing conflicts between Annex I and Non Annex I countries. The Copenhagen Accord is also discussed along with its potential effect on future negotiations.
Poznan Debriefing – An Analysis of Outcomes
This is Climatico’s overview report for the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan (COP-14), Poland, which ran from 1 – 13 December 2008. It includes commentary on the key issues under discussion at the conference, including long term reduction targets, the Clean Development Mechanism, forestry and adaptation funding.
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Policy Monitor 2013
Climatico reviews in schematic format the most important policy initiatives that govern the following major issue areas in relation to climate change: climate change policies and legislation, clean energy generation, efficient energy consumption, and Land Use and Forestry (LULUCF and REDD). Countries covered include the G8+5 nations and the European Union.
Summary of G8+5 Country Climate Change Positions
Climatico summarizes the climate change positions of G8+5 countries leading into COP18/CMP8 in Doha, Qatar and the end of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.
Policy Monitor – Baseline Report 2010
This baseline report serves to create an inventory of national climate change policies and policy initiatives to form a baseline against which future climate change policy developments can be compared. Climatico takes as its starting point May 2010 and reviews in schematic format the most important policy initiatives that govern the following major issue areas in relation to climate change: climate change policies and legislation, clean energy generation, efficient energy consumption, Land Use and Forestry (LULUCF and REDD), and other special issue areas. Countries include the G8+5 nations, Australia, the European Union, and New Zealand.
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Assessing National Climate Policy
This report tracks progress in government climate policy between 1st November 2008 and 20th February 2009. Through this tracking the report draws conclusions about general trends between national policies to understand how climate policy is developing in the major greenhouse gas-emitting countries.
What kind of Change? Obama’s climate policy in 2009
To mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as US president, this report provides a brief overview of the prospects for his climate change policies in 2009.
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Are there realistic ways to improve the UNFCCC? An Interview with Aubrey Meyer
One of the critics of the current UNFCCC approach and its Kyoto Protocol is, Mr. Aubrey Meyer, Director of the Global Commons Institute, a London-based think-tank, that focuses on the global solution to climate change, and most widely known as the Father of ‘Contraction and Convergence’ (C&C) principle. In this special feature, Climatico interviews Aubrey Meyer on his views on the UNFCCC.
Sharing an ethical responsibility to reduce GHG emissions
The climate change debate continues to be framed – particularly by politicians and the media in national arenas – around the science of climate change and the economic impact of mitigation strategies. These are surely important factors to consider; yet climate change is not only a scientific, economic and political issue, but an ethical issue, as well.
Is the Princeton Proposal practical?
Developed at the Princeton Environmental Institute, the ‘Princeton proposal’ addresses a particularly difficult problem of our age; that of negotiating an equitable and practical framework with which to reduce humankind’s CO2 emissions. The following discussion focuses on practicality and is based on previous climate negotiations as well as the proposal’s political implications, omissions, and administrative demands.
The Princeton Proposal: a review
A research team led by Princeton University scientists recently presented a new approach to divide the responsibility for carbon dioxide emissions among countries. This proposal came just a few months before world leaders are scheduled to meet to agree on a new international treaty on climate change in Copenhagen in December 2009. In this special feature, Climatico reviews this new proposal.
The Principle of ‘common but differentiated responsibility’ and the UNFCCC
In this special feature, the Climatico team reviews the principle of common but differentiated responsibility and the UNFCCC.