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 1: Main issues facing UN climate talks in Madrid
Madrid, 2 December 2019 (Meena Raman)

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

Madrid News Update 11: Key issues not resolved by Subsidiary Bodies to be handled by Ministers
Madrid, 10 December 2019 (TWN)

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

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.

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 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