15th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
The climate talks under the UNFCCC in Madrid that began on Dec 2 and ended on 15 Dec, have been hailed by many as the longest COP to date; and could only conclude with the adoption of several key decisions that were procedural in nature, for the further work to be continued next year, kicking the
At the opening ceremony of the climate talks in Madrid, Spain on 2nd Dec, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said that what the world needed in tackling climate change was “not an incremental approach, but a transformational one”, that involved “rapid and deep change in the w
Developing countries at the closing plenary of COP 25 said that the call for raised ambition in emissions reductions must be matched by ambition on the provision of the means of implementation, especially on finance from developed countries.
Kathmandu: The COP 25 decisions on climate finance matters saw intense wrangling between developed and developing countries until the final hours of the closing plenary that ended on Sunday, 15 Dec, two days later than its original schedule.
Discussions on the membership of the Adaptation Fund Board continued to be contentious at the ongoing climate talks in Madrid, with developing countries calling for a procedural discussion on the matter, and developed countries calling for changing the composition of the AF Board through a substa