SBSTA 51

The 51st session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

UNFCCC / SBSTA 51
2 December - 13 December 2019, Madrid, Spain

Updates

Madrid News Update 2: Need for transformational approach in tackling climate change – says UN Secretary-General
Madrid, 3 December 2019 (Prerna Bomzan)

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

Madrid News Update 19: COP 25 was a mix of unresolved issues & some significant decisions
Madrid, 19 December 2019 (Prerna Bomzan)

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

Madrid News Update 18: Weak outcome on addressing pre-2020 ambition gaps due to strong resistance by North
Madrid, 18 December 2019 (TWN)

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

Madrid News Update 13: Difficult issues under Article 6 of Paris Agreement negotiations
Madrid, 11 December 2019 (Prerna Bomzan)

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.

Madrid News Update 12: Developing countries question lack of balance in treatment of issues at SBSTA
Madrid, 10 December 2019 (TWN)

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.