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.
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.
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.
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”.
‘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.