Amidst continuing protests in Chile, the annual climate talks under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), originally scheduled to take place in Santiago, will now kick-off in Madrid, Spain, from 2nd – 13 Dec, 2019, with the Chilean Minister of Environment, Carolina Schmidt, pre
Developing countries under the Group of 77 and China made a formal submission for a proposed decision on the ‘Review of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage and the report of the WIM Executive Committee (ExCom) on 7 Dec 2019, at the UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid,
As the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) concluded their work and held their final plenary meetings late night on 9 Dec that spilled over to early morning of 10th Dec, many key issues remain unresolved at the Madrid climate talks, which will now be handled by “pairs of ministers” and “senior member
The 51st Session of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) closed at 2.20 am on 10 Dec following an intense exchange among Parties over the lack of balance in the treatment of issues, particularly of importance to developing countries.
At the on-going climate talks in Madrid, negotiations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) continue to be embroiled in many difficult and contentious issues, making the path to reaching an outcome agreeable to all Parties a rather challenging task.