The Doha climate change conference marked the end of a major negotiation cycle and the start of a new one. Parties are proceeding with two workstreams: one to deliver a new legal agreement by 2015 to take effect from 2020, and the other to enhance mitigation ambitions. Alongside implementing a second Kyoto commitment period, parties are working to achieve pledges under the convention, operationalize the Green Climate Fund and the Technology Mechanism, develop a new market-based mechanism and establish institutional arrangements on loss and damage. Without a clear pathway to the 2015 agreement, it appears likely that the next year of international negotiations will be one of regrouping, coupled with a fermentation of new ideas as Parties seek a comprehensive legal approach. continue reading »
CCAP and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building will hold a Global NAMA Financing Summit in Copenhagen from May 15-17. The event will convene high-level representatives from developing countries and key contributing countries, along with private-sector investors, and other financial institutions, with the goal of encouraging financing for the implementation of Nationally Appropriate... continue reading »
After a failed backloading vote, CCAP-Europe Director Tomas Wyns discusses the potential impact a second vote could have on the future of the EU ETS.
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