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COP19 Analysis Editorial

In the early hours of Sunday, 24 November 2013, the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concluded in Poland, Warsaw. After a 40 hour negotiating marathon, the conference concluded with a package of decisions and an even bigger bunch of undecided issues that will be discussed at the next session in June 2014. more »

COP19: #3 Kick Coal out of the CDM!

Today, Carbon Market Watch was protesting outside the venue of the International Coal Summit alongside CAN Europe and other organizations. A lot has been said about the outrageous decision to have an International Coal Summit at the same time with the UNCCC climate talks here in Warsaw. The goal of staying within the 2 degrees […] more »

COP19 #2: Shopping cart for anything goes (SCAG)

At a workshop in June, the UNFCCC Secretariat had the glorious idea that maybe it would move things along more swiftly if we came up with a new name for the so called FVA- the Framework for Various Approaches. The FVA is supposed to be an umbrella for markets but maybe also non-markets and maybe also other schemes that produce some kind of unit that can be sold to other countries for compliance with their climate commitments.

How about SCAG – Shopping Cart for Anything Goes. Not that we like a SCAG but it sure looks like one right now. more »

COP19 #1: Stop carbon markets from undermining mitigation commitments

For the next two weeks, countries around the world are meeting here in Warsaw for the 19th time to negotiate how the world can stabilize greenhouse gases so to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. more »