At the end of the first week of the climate talks on 8 Dec, at the ongoing 24th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 24), Michal Kurtyka, the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Environment of Poland, leading the COP 24 Presidency said that “a significant am
Negotiations under the UNFCCC’s 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, have intensified on Dec.
‘Equity is the gateway to climate ambition’ was the key message reiterated by developing country negotiators and civil society at a side-event on 4 Dec, organized by the Third World Network (TWN) and the South Centre at the ongoing climate talks in Katowice, Poland.
At the launch of the year-end climate talks on 2nd Dec. in Katowice, Poland, under the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the Paris Agreement (PA), developing countries under the G77 and China called for a package of decisions that “leaves no issue behind”.
Penang, 19 Dec – Following the adoption of the Paris Agreement (PA) in 2015 and its ratification the following year, developed and developing countries had been engaged in a battle of interpretation over the rules for implementation of the agreement.
Decisions for the implementation of the Paris Agreement (PA) were adopted as a package by the Conference of Parties meeting as the Parties to the PA (CMA), late night on Saturday, 15 Dec, a day later than initially scheduled for the closure of the climate talks in Katowice, Poland.
Having clarity and predictability on the sources of climate finance is key for decision-makers in developing countries to ensure that climate considerations are mainstreamed into national development plans and policies.