Countries must not forget Paris Agreement

COVID-19 recovery plans must have measures to tackle climate emergency at their core – says Rt Hon Christopher Loeak of Republic of Marshall Islands

Flags being prepared for UN General Assembly General Debate.

LDCs: What makes for effective adaptation

The LDC Group has completed a review of ‘what makes for effective adaptation’ as part of an initiative to inform LDC Group positions in the run-up to COP26.

COP26: The international climate meeting to be held in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the COP is postponed until November 2021 – read the briefing from COP26 Presidency here.

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Placencia Ambition Forum keeps the drumbeat of climate ambition alive

Hundreds of senior leaders from small island developing states, Least Developed Countries and their development partners met virtually from 20-22 April 2020 for the Placencia Ambition Forum – reports Mairi Dupar of CASA.

Green economic stimulus packages can bend emissions curve post COVID-19

A new analysis by the Climate Action Tracker suggests that governments can take advantage of strong future economic and climate change performance if they adopt green stimulus packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guide on climate and ocean science for Small Island Developing States

The CASA programme has distilled key headlines from the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere – specifically relating to ocean health and sea level rise – as a handy guide for SIDS negotiators.

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COVID-19 another shock for countries facing multiple crises

There is opportunity to keep up climate action momentum, though – writes Manjeet Dhakal

CASA

The Climate Ambition Support Alliance seeks to strengthen the capacity and support the engagement of climate-vulnerable countries in international climate negotiations.

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Resources for climate negotiators

Curated by a team of climate policy experts, we present a set of open access resources and tools to equip climate negotiators for navigating the UNFCCC process.

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New to UNFCCC?

If you are new to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) then these key documents are a great place to start exploring what you need to know.

Understanding the Paris Agreement

The Pocket Guide to the Paris Agreement provides negotiators with an overview of the 2015 Paris Agreement. This Guide is meant as an essential companion for government and non-government participants in the Paris Agreement negotiations.

The ‘rulebook’ for implementing the Paris Agreement (Katowice Climate Package)

This paper presents the most important decisions made in the Paris Rulebook, particularly on the elements of the implementation guidelines and the political compromises between states on them.

How much climate finance is in the pipeline

Climate Funds Update is an independent website that provides information and data on the growing number of multilateral climate finance initiatives designed to help climate-vulnerable countries address the challenges of climate change.

What the UNFCCC says about adaptation

Many of the concepts and metrics around adaptation in the UNFCCC lack clear definition. This guide provides a brief history of the global community’s response to adaptation under the UNFCCC since 1992.

Women’s leadership in the UNFCCC

The Pocket Guide to Gender Equality provides negotiators with a brief history of the climate negotiations on gender, a ready reference of the key decisions that have already been adopted, and a brief analysis of the outstanding issues from a climate-vulnerable country perspective.

Becoming a UNFCCC delegate

This toolkit is intended to help new delegates, in particular from the Least Developed Countries, navigate the UNFCCC negotiations. It focuses on the process rather than the content of negotiations, and offers some practical tips for getting through the days (and nights).

Support

The CASA programme offers a variety of support to climate-vulnerable country negotiators. Examples include introductory training to the UNFCCC, pro bono legal advice, more advanced negotiator training and training on NDC enhancement.

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