For country commitments to form the basis of an effectively functioning agreement, a framework of international climate machinery needs to be built around them.
Six months have passed since world leaders converged on Paris and struck the historic Paris Agreement, a turning point to a zero-carbon and climate-resilient world. The Bonn climate talks have been negotiators’ first opportunity to develop the rules and tools needed to truly put the Agreement into action. As Jo Tyndall, one the co-chairs of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), put it, this is like becoming a parent. After giving birth to the Paris Agreement, negotiators will now have to grapple with the joys and challenges of raising their new child to maturity.
We have reached the mid-point for the climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, and negotiators are hard at work hammering out details on a range of issues, including the transparency and accountability requirements under the Paris Agreement. Delegates know that if approached correctly, these transparency and accountability provisions can catalyze greater efforts to curb emissions and build resilience to the consequences of climate change.
Below, we break down why it is so important for negotiators to get transparency and accountability under the Paris Agreement right – and a number...
This week, the newly created Ad hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), which consists of all 196 Parties to the UNFCCC, is meeting for the first time in Bonn, Germany. The Paris Agreement established the principles and framework of the new international climate regime, and over the coming years the APA must work out the crucial details that will make this framework a reality.
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Now that 195 countries have adopted the Paris Agreement, they must develop the rules, processes and guidelines for how it will deliver the goals it's promised. New WRI research provides a to-do list for negotiators.
Analysis offers specific recommendations for how to move forward in key areas, including finance, mitigation, adaptation, transparency and accountability
Advancing the Key Elements of the Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement is a hugely significant step towards reaching a zero-carbon and resilient world. But challenges remain if we are to limit temperature rise and increase capacity to adapt to climate impacts. Those challenges include: the alignment of financial flows towards zero-carbon and...
On Track from Paris maps implementation milestones of key elements of the Paris Agreement. Be sure to mind the gaps and avoid delays to stay on track for an on time arrival at the first session of the Paris Agreement (CMA1).
With record-breaking temperatures year after year and escalating extreme weather and climate impacts, the need for adaptation has long been apparent. Now it's finally moving beyond urgency into real action on the ground.
Less than two weeks after 175 nations signed the pivotal Paris Agreement, a question lingers: What's next? At the Going Green conference in Washington, D.C., three leaders had answers.