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
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 closing plenary of the climate talks in Madrid that went overtime till Sunday, Dec 15, Parties adopted overarching or cover decisions, following intense wrangling behind closed doors, that revealed opposition from developed countries in having a strong outcome on addressing their pre-2020
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