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22 Nov 2016
Action, action everywhere but nowhere

Expectations that this annual meeting of the world’s leaders will set the wheels into motion on the Paris Agreement (PA) do not seem likely as huge disagreements on its interpreting have emerged between developed and developing countries.

15 Nov 2016
Thousands troop to the Kasbah as climate talks enter 2nd week

An estimated 7,000 people took to the streets of Morocco on Sunday, calling for meaningful action from the world’s leaders to solve the climate crisis.

14 Nov 2016
‘COP of action’ opens with a high note

The 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) opened with a high note that heralded the ‘early into force’ of the Paris Agreement (PA), last year’s landmark agreement that sealed the international community’s commitment to climate action.

9 Dec 2015
The historical responsibility and climate vulnerability conundrum: real or conjured?

The 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) only has a few days left to smooth out an international agreement for measures that will keep the world and its inhabitants safe.

8 Dec 2015
Redefining vulnerability and dodging responsibility: the more things change, the more they stay the same

The 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), meeting in Paris with the objective of coming to an agreement on global efforts that will respond to the increasing impacts of climate change, entered its second week of negotiations yesterday.

7 Dec 2015
Not just an agreement, but a just agreement needed

Three days into the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), negotiations are nearing fever pitch as the December 4 deadline for a revised draft text of the Paris climate agreement looms.

29 Nov 2015
Resistance needs no permit: COP 21 opens with climate marches all over the world and the arrest of around 200 in Paris

The 21st Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened today in Paris, where the world’s leaders are expected to come to an agreement on actions to solve the climate crisis.

4 Nov 2015
Measuring change, but (still) leaving inequality behind

The Second meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDGs) took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 26-28th October 2015. Statistics experts from 28 national governments convened with the objective of coming to an agreement on the list of indicators to measure progress for each of the 17 SDGs ratified last September during the United Nations General Assembly.

20 Nov 2017
Too little, too late: Climate talks go overtime with underwhelming outcome

As the curtains go down on COP 23, the world sees more of the same, with governments locked in negotiations, cooking up ‘solutions’ that prop up the dominant systems of economy and politics that has brought the world to its current state of multiple crises.

15 Nov 2017
Some strides made, but many hurdles still at the ‘Island COP’

While the overall picture is far from ideal, there have been some signals that allow for a bit of optimism, especially as there is a need for urgent and immediate measures to ease the burden of climate impacts.

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