United Nations technical climate meetings postponed
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Subsidiary Bodies’ meetings in Bonn, Germany are delayed – but this cannot mean a delay for ambitious climate action, say Least Developed Country and small island negotiators.Read more
Video launch of Guide to the Paris Agreement
On Tuesday 26 May, the European Capacity Building Initiative (ECBI), supported by the Climate Ambition Support Alliance held a live web launch of ECBI’s brand new ‘Guide to the Paris Agreement’. Find out more about what the participants discussed in the launch video below.
COP 26: the 2020 Climate Change Conference, Glasgow, UK
The UK and Italy will jointly host COP26 — the international conference on climate change held every year. This briefing paper provides background information on the conference and a number of key updates made so far by the UK Presidency.Explore the briefing
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.Read more
COVID-19 another shock for countries facing multiple crises
There is opportunity to keep up climate action momentum, though – writes Manjeet Dhakal
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.Find resources
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.Find out more